That's the way it goes throughout Mix, a batch of tunes popularized by the likes of Shania Twain, Faith Hill and Britney Spears as performed by, well, somebody. "With You" is no more phony than the original by Jessica Simpson, who -- face it -- is pretty prefab herself. Yet the line about having "nothin' but a T-shirt on" would be soooo much more meaningful if we had a clue which doll delivered it. Might be Babs, seen inside the CD's jacket wearing a top whose slogan ("Pink It Up!") is pure Larry Flynt. But couldn't it also be Christie or Midge, captured in glamour shots of their own? Granted, this last pair look awfully fine with their mini-skirts and guitars, despite having their necks twisted at unnatural angles. Still, how can a guy work up a good fantasy if he's not sure who he's fantasizing about?
I'm going back to Toys 'R' Us to demand a refund!