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The Dutchess [Explicit Lyrics]

Fergie, Fergie from the Black Eyed PeasAudio CD
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (301 customer reviews)

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listen10. Big Girls Don't Cry (Personal) 4:28$1.29  Buy MP3 
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  • Audio CD (September 19, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: William Music Group / A&M Records
  • ASIN: B000H4VV52
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (301 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,413 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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If you thought Black Eyed Pea-sized bites of Fergie might be all you could handle--that a full plate of Fergie is possibly too much for any discerning musical palate--The Dutchess might change your mind. For here the lumpen lady throws caution to the wind and threads her pop needle with an ambitious ribbon of yet-to-be-conquered genres: reggae and ska on "Mary Jane Shoes," with Rita Marley; vintage soul on "Here I Come"; '80s hip-hop on "Fergalicious"; and sophisticated R&B on the John Legend-assisted "Finally." It's a tremendous and unpredictable expenditure of effort that mostly pays off--echoes of more talented vocalists like Pink, Beyoncé, and Christina Aguilera poke through in places. But while unbridled messing about can pay handsome artistic dividends (here, the guitar-propelled rock-like track "Big Girls Don't Cry" coughs them up), ultimately it's when Fergie's at her Peas-iest that she's most lovable; cases in point are the raunchily irresistible "London Bridge," which earned every week of its chart-topping success, and the will.i.am-assisted "Clumsy," a girl-group-styled bump-a-thon that showcases Fergie's coolest and most distinctive asset--her personality--to winning effect. --Tammy La Gorce

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With over 20 million albums sold worldwide with The Black Eyed Peas,the pop icon is ready for her solo debut. From performances on every major TV show throughout the world and appearances on dozens of magazine covers, Fergie has been in the spotlight since an early age - including a starring role on the hit TV show Kids Incorporated, as well as a member of Wild Orchid. Fergie's solo debut - The Duchess - is produced by will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas and features a range of songs which showcase her unbelievable talent as one of today's leading vocalists. Be prepared for Fergie to revolutionize the sound of the future...

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3 of 0 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I was a little wary of this album and what Fergie might do on her own initially but I have been listening to this album for a couple months now and I still enjoy it. The album is simply a fun pop album and actually a well crafted one, at that. The most interesting thing is that unlike many of today's pop albums, there is a great variety of styles and influences on each track and the various songs don't sound the same or blend together.

For "London Bridge" Fergie borrows some moves from Missy Elliot. This is a cool rap track that makes you want to dance. This song is NOT about sex, as far as I can tell, but about going to the club and shaking her booty. Yes, it is a little juvenile with the swear words but I can't help but like it. "Fergalicious" is a fun rap tune sampling some 80's pop. On "Pedastal" she sounds a bit like Pink and the song shows a strong punk influence. "Big Girls Don't Cry" is a highlight and sounds Pink-influenced as does "Losing my Ground." "Clumsy" and "All That I Got" are just bubblegum pop songs with an infectious beat. "Here I Come" samples a track of classic soul and is strong. "Mary Jane Shoes" throws in a bit of reggae just so no musical style is left out. My favorite track on the album is "Glamorous" which features a cameo by Ludacris and is a smoooth R&B hip hop track. "Velvet" and "Voodoo Doll" are the weakest tracks here but still acceptable. "Finally" is the last song and it is a very ambitious pop ballad with shades of Christina.

I am impressed with Fergie's voice which is strong and has a good range and decent expression. I also have to say that the wealth of styles in the material on one album was very ambitious and shows just how versatile Fergie is. Lyrically, there are some weaknesses, as others have pointed out.
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104 of 134 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Either You Get Her Or You Don't September 19, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Fergie is one of those artists whose style is not easy on the ears (or the eyes). To like her takes a little sense of humor, some perplexing preferences, and the ability to not always take music serious. To define her is rather hard, but she is somewhere in the middle of R&B star Kelis and pop star Gwen Stefani. This album "Dutchess" is not for the faint ears. The beats are wild with heavy sampling from some surprising artists. What do you expect from a woman who made a song called "My Humps"? This is fun music. Her goal was not to make a political statement or to reveal her inner self. She is making a record to introduce herself as a solo artist and for the people in the clubs dance the night away.

Vocally, Fergie offers many surprises. She shines on songs like

Voodoo Doll- an almost jazzy number mixed with rock

Finally- she almost sounds like X-tina on this song, but this song is one of the most "pop" songs on this cd

Velvet- sultry with a hint of Sade.

On Production. Fergie's producers went out their way to give her a sound all her own. She samples from some of the most surprising sources, too. Examples are:

Here I Am- she boldly sampled the Temptations classic "Get Ready"

Mary Jane Shoes- she sampled "No Woman, No Cry" from the great Bob Marley, but his widow backs Fergie on the tracks.

Lyrically, Fergie is weak. I cannot make up my mind if this is intentionally or if she really cannot write. Whatever the case, Fergie gives us some surprising (and funny) moments.

All That I Got (the Make-Up Song)- Fergie writes "Would u love me if I didn't work out or I didn't change my natural hair"

Fergalicious- Fergie writes "My body stay vicious. I be up in the gym just working on my fitness".
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fergie is great! August 9, 2007
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I purchased this product as a gift for my daughter. I purchased the "clean version". I enjoy Fergie and her music but would prefer the foul language were left out, so the clean version is a perfect choice. Her music is classic Fergie, she sings from the heart and keeps it upbeat. She is a young lady who has been through much and it comes out in her songs. Well worth the buy in my opinion.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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Fergie is an Aries. Me, a Taurus. I like her lively, fun and free-spirit, and her lyrics are super-funny, if not mindless...

"Every time I get up on a Dude/Poparazzi put my business in the news/Get up out my face/Before I spray Your a__ with mace/My looks make You wanna have a taste/"

Fergalicious - Upbeat, and the production is so addictive. Almost as bad as crack, I *assume*, thank You. 4.25/5

Clumsy - Fun beat, decent if not relate-able lyrics. 5/5

All That I Got (The Make Up Song) - Love the slowed-down, R&B vibe. Totally unexpected from Fergie, which isn't good, but great! 5.25/5

London Bridge - Lovely cause it's fun, it's sassy and definitely demands your attention. Decent pop ditty. 4.25/5

Pedestal - OK beat. Unnecessary as a whole. 2.5/5

Voodoo Doll - Much better than Pedestal. MUCH better. Hot beat, very, very jazzy; smooth. Great vocals. Love Fergie. Now only if she's pen a song or four... 5/5

Glamorous - Lovely anthem about being an anti-celeb, of sorts. 4.5/5

Here I Come - Really cute. 5/5

Velvet - Crazy-dreamy beat, and vocals that just melt your soul. Seriously, We may JUST have to watch out for this Chick. If She starts to write, then She will be more than an Entertainer - An Artist, She will be! 5.5/5

Big Girls Don't Cry - Nice, modern-time ballad. 4.25/5

Mary Jane Shoes - Samples "No Woman, No Cry" and many People will hate it for that reason! But I like it. The lyrics are far from deep, and speak on nice, Mary Jane Shoes. My aunt who is also an Aries, is the same - Super-crazy bout shoes! haha. Decent song. The rock anthem part is wicked. I love it. Pop-Rock at its funnest! 4.4/5

Losing My Ground - A ballad(?
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Published 8 days ago by MagickRick
4.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
Great CD, fast service. Really love Fergie solo, more than with The Black Eyed Peas. I Iike all the songs but wish there wasn't so much vulgarity, prevents me playing CD on our... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Marcia Domiciano Schulz
4.0 out of 5 stars Dutchess Fergie
Gotta love the dutchess!
Published 1 month ago by marye
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
love big girls don't cry!!
Published 1 month ago by jodi
5.0 out of 5 stars music
This is some of her best work ever I love it.
Published 2 months ago by seas
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
What inspired me to purchase this disc was that I really liked the songs that were on the radio by Fergie. Read more
Published 3 months ago by sendrain
4.0 out of 5 stars Fergicious!
Very good album, didn't realize it and took a chance on buying this. It has some Black Eye Pea vibe to it, but Fergie makes it her own.
Published 4 months ago by Q. Blunt
4.0 out of 5 stars radio version?
This is not the original cd. Some of the songs were edited and one has people talking afterwards. I think it is a radio edition.
Published 4 months ago by Angela
2.0 out of 5 stars Not too pleased. ....
The CD itself was fine,although the plastic case was broken upon arrival,and I was unable to open it. I had to find another case to put it in. Read more
Published 5 months ago by jeanine davis
5.0 out of 5 stars So good
Some of the best dance music ever, or just rocking it out on a summer day in my convertible! Yes!
Published 6 months ago by Jody Winko
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i might be well aware the 80's has "comeback" but the phrase you just said made me feel 40
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Mispelled words in Hip-Hop albums are common and are supposed to be "Off the Foshchizzel". Look at Snoop Dogg's 'Konvict' album, or Ludacris's 'Word of Mouf' Album. Mouf? That's not cool, that's embarassing. So yeah, I'm sure that Fergie thinks by naming her album 'The Dutchess', she is... Read More
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