From the subtle nods to hits of the past (the way the end of the chorus of "Two Sides" is sang is similar to Boyz II Men's "Water Runs Dry", Dawn's second verse on "Pieces" sounds just like the lost Aaliyah gem, "I Don't Wanna", and part of "Bye Baby" gives me Jennifer Lopez's "If You Had My Love" tease), to the 90s dance club thumps throughout the album, DK3, will make you dance! Their three-part harmonies were crisp and weren't overdone. Although in the original configuration of the group, D. Woods was who I listened for, I thoroughly enjoyed Shannon's vocals the most on this album. Since this was meant to be Danity Kane's comeback record, I was glad they only had one featured artist (Tyga on the "Grindin'"-sampled "Lemonade"), so the focus was only on the last ladies standing.
My only real problem with DK3, the album and the group, is that neither lasted long enough. If these are the ten best songs they recorded during their short-lived reunion, then thanks for not pulling them down with needless filler. As far as Dawn, Aubrey and Shannon are concerned, no one but them knows what REALLY made them break up for a third and final time, but at least they delivered on a promised project (AND Shannon & Aubrey weren't petty enough to take Dawn off the tracks or the album cover). Hopefully Iyanla can fix it or something and they can get back to making money and good music together.
Play on repeat: "Lemonade", "All In A Day's Work" (this renaissance woman's anthem can also go into the Real Talk Moment category), "Rage", "Bye Baby"
Skip & save yourself some time: N/A, but I can skip "Secret Lover" & and life goes on
Real Talk moment(s): "Two Sides", "Pieces"
Listenable Status (based on # of tracks): 8.5 out of 10