Wednesday, December 08, 2004
Gwen Stefani's a Star!
L.A.M.B. has proven it. While not as great as some of No Doubt's older stuff, it is comparable to their last couple of albums.
If this cd sells very well, it'll be for Gwen's name mostly. The songs on the album, with the exception of a small few, come off as underproduced or too retro.
The album is too different or retro to fit perfectly in pop land and it has too much pop to be accepted by the alternative crowd.
"Crash" features the return of the '80s cowbell and freestyle. "The Real Thing" sounds like what would happen if Madonna sang a New Order song.
And "Hollandback Girl" looks to be the most belted song on school campuses next year.
High points: "What You Waiting For" and "Luxurious".
Catchiest song: "Serious".
Low points: Pretty much everything else...