Love, Angel, Music, Baby
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In her own unique way, Gwen Stefani has managed to shift our culture since coming onto the scene as the lead singer of No Doubt. With years of defining style and 30 million in record sales under her belt, she will again turn heads with this debut record that is as fresh as it is retro and as progressive as it is feel-good familiar. With this project, she has enlisted some of the biggest names in music (Dr. Dre, Eve, The Neptunes, Andre 3000, Nellee Hooper, Dallas Austin, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Linda Perry and Tony Kanal) to create a genre bending masterpiece that is guaranteed to be one of the most talked about records of this year and beyond.
On No Doubt's great Rock Steady, Gwen Stefani was a "girl that hangs with the boys...just sippin' on chamomile." Three years and a KROQ-nerd Talk Talk cover later, she presents a solo debut that wants it all-- Vivienne Westwood and John Galliano, backseat love and lifetime devotion, '70s pop throwbacks and hip-hop beats and Clash adoration (she continues to be managed by the firm of Rebel Waltz, named for a mournful Sandinista! cut). Among the standout tracks are the stomping, Neptunes-driven "Hollaback Girl," the tongue-in-cheek Eve/ Dr. Dre collaboration "Rich Girl," and the girl-power manifesto "What You Waiting For?"; another tune, "The Real Thing," nods toward role-model Madonna's "Holiday." Though it can't match Rock Steady's inexorable track-by-track flow, Love, Angel, Baby, Music is such state-of-the-art pop that the description almost feels like damning it with faint praise. --Rickey Wright
Top Customer Reviews
Much to my surprise, Gwen Stefani has released a solo album that the world was dying to hear...a reflection of the Gwen Stefani we have been wanting to wrap our ears around for some time. And she did it without even hinting at the sounds that she helped emerge on so many brilliant No Doubt tracks.
The album opens with the hard-hitting debut single, "What You Waiting For," but the fun hardly ends there. The album is packed with tracks that hit just as hard, with none of them sounding remotely similar. This stunning collection of music is just cause to say that Gwen is one of the most diverse artists to emerge in the last few years, showing she can do rock and punk with ease with No Doubt, but she can swim effortlessly into pop, dance, hip hop and RnB without batting a fake eyelash.
The second single, "Rich Girl," takes a forever-recognizable chunk of Fiddler on the Roof and makes it into an infectious pop tune. "Rollaback Girl" is the best cheerleading pop track since Toni Basil's "Mickey." The pensive retro of "Cool," with it's touching lyrics of unwavering friendships after a relationship ends, is a dream and a treasure to listen to repeatedly.Read more ›
Her first single `What You Waiting For?' was a good start in introducing her album. `Rich Girl' is good track working back with her friend Eve and the help of Dr. Dre made this a hit. `Hollaback Girl' with it's "Micky Vibe" is a good hit that was on heavy rotation on the radio stations, the Neptunes was all over that track. `Cool,' is slower than the others, and the chorus is really nice and its very 80'ish vibe. `Bubble Pop Electric' was surely one Weird song but it came together due to the collabo with Andre. This track took me about 5 listens to get into. It's grows on you with its weird rhythms and funny lyrics. `Luxurious' has an R&B vibe to it that sounds nice. `Harajuku Girls' is obviously all Madonna with a Chinese twist. `Crash' is very 80ish and tolerable for those who might not be into it. `The Real Thing' is even more 80'ish and slightly enjoyable. `Serious' I like because it starts with the string sound and Gwen also put an 80's sound to it. `Danger Zone' this song is more towards the rock side which I don't listen to that much but the chorus is nice. `Long Way to Go,' I love because of Andre 3000 you can tell he produced this song. Its rhythms and beats are all what he stands for and the two artists harmonize pretty well on this track. Andre does his thing on the piano in there with its funky rhythm that sounds like its straight out of the Speakerboxx album.Read more ›
Here is my review on each song.
1. What You Waiting For?: 1st Single, An Excellent up beat song. 10/10
2. Rich Girl feat. Eve: 2nd Single, Gwen & Eve have come together again with another great song. 10/10
3. Hollaback Girl: this song kinda sounds like an interlude, but it`s very funny and good. 10/10
4. Cool: not just cool, very cool! I really like this song, slowest song on the cd but really good. 9.5/10
5. Bubble Pop Electric feat. Johnny Vulture: this is one of the bad songs, gets pretty annoying, I don`t like it. 4.5/10
6. Luxurious: this song is not so good either, but better then bubble pop electric. 6/10
7. Harajuku Girls: This song is the coolest! one of the best on the album for sure. Very unique. 10/10
8. Crash: I love this song, It`s upbeat and dancy. another one of the best. 10/10
9. The Real Thing: this song has an 80`s sound to it. A little boring compared to the rest but not bad. 8/10
10. Serious: this is an awesome song. kinda has an 80`s sound to it aswell. Sounds like something Britney or Maddona would sing. 9/10
11. Danger Zone: another good song, fast and upbeat. 8/10
12. Long Way To Go feat. andre 3000: this is the other song that is`nt that good, but not too bad i guess. 5.5/10
8.375/10 overall, so not a bad cd at all. keep it up Gwen!
1. What You Waiting For?
2. Rich Girl
3. Hollaback Girl
4. Bubble Pop Electric
5. Harajuku Girls
7. Danger Zone
8. Long Way To Go
Do you notice how there is a lot more htan half of the songs on the list? Well that is because this album is so great!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!
Most recent customer reviews
One of my favourite records of the early 2000's. This record has a cool feel to it, the upper end is very detailed but a bit overpowering making me want to turn down the treble a... Read morePublished 1 month ago by The Seeker
if u have heard any of the songs off this buy it it is a classic for a first solo album from gwen stefani with productions from rap superstar pharell making this a album to listen... Read morePublished on Feb. 14 2006 by reece
OMG!!! this cd is the best! i luv it! especially the song 'rich girl'! i listen 2 it every day. it's a great buy! even my mom luvs it and she's 42.Published on Jan. 22 2006 by shikyo
So watered down, and there's nothing at all unique or original about it. Sure she's 'fusing' Tokyo street culture with bubblegum pop, but its so disappointing if you've ever been... Read morePublished on June 16 2005 by Tom Foolery
Hmm... Where to start?
Sure, some of the songs on the album are kind of good, but they get annoying after a while and are played to death. Read more
When 'What u waiting 4' came out a while ago, I loved it. I bought the cd and liked a couple more songs but my admiration did not last very long. Read morePublished on March 6 2005
Gwen's album is nothing like No Doubt. In a good way.
1. What you waiting for? 10/10
2. Rich Girl- 10/10
3. Hollaback Girl- 8.5/10
4. Cool- 9/10
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this cd is so unique, if you loved gwens uniqueness in no doubt than you'll love her even more after you buy this cd.
1)what are you waiting for? Read more
This album seemingly had alot of potential. When I got it home I realized my expectations were too high. Its all about the concept (and Gwen, of course)... Read morePublished on Dec 29 2004