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. 'What U waiting 4' and 'Rich Girl' have been played to death on the radio and on tv and the rest seems so very predictable now. Also, Gwen Stefani's numerous television appearances on awards shows etc. have only done harm to her image... Live, she cannot sing very well at all. Nor can she dance, or do anything really... other than boss around her mute geisha posse (a rather culturally insensitive gimmick, don't you think?).
Since this album came out, a lot of people have compared Gwen to people like Madonna and Kylie Minogue. I think these comparisons could not be more apt. For all three, their only 'talent' as such seems to be finding gifted producers and musicians to tease out a passable vocal from their shrill and out of key voices that once digitized and reworked sounds o.k. with a techno beat.
If you have not yet bought this cd, give its predictable vacuous pop music a miss. And to all that were taken in by Gwen's suppossed musical talent, I hope you all realize now how much she sucks.