"Rock Steady" is the 4th No Doubt album. The EXTREMELY catchy CD is actually pretty good; i've been a fan for a long time and it's okay. i graded the songs with letter grades, so her it goes.
1) intro- this is basically just the chorus to "rock steady." A
2) hella good- i don't like this song too much, it's kinda dark and too long. B
3) hey baby- this is the first EXTREMELY catchy song, and it's
great to dance to. A
4) making out- another EXTREMELY catchy song should be a single; actually they all could be singles. anyway, the song is great.
5) underneath it all- i think this song starts out at a Jamaican radio station, then it turns into "underneath it all," then turns back to the radio station. weird, but fun! A
6) detective- one of my favs off this album, it could make a great video. A+
7) don't let me down- this and "platinum blonde life" stole the melody from some 90's rock song, but the melodies were so good, and the lyrics so fresh, that you don't care! my fav. A+
8) start the fire- okay, this song starts out VERY strange, but turns into an electronic/reggae mix of rock. A
9) running- long, draggy... B-
10) in my head- my 2nd fave. somewhat original, and great to sing along to. ends horribly! A+ though.
11) platinum blonde life- this song is pretty good, but it sounds too much like a green day or barenaked ladies song. A
12) waiting room- if the ending wasn't that okay, then this would have failed my grading scheme. C-
13) rock steady- the traditional no doubt, 5 1/2 minute long song! this song is VERY take-your-time. A
overall, no doubt has made a (i wouldn't say different...) new album with great music and EXTREMELY catchy choruses and verses from Gwen.