Mention the band No Doubt (Tony Kanal , left, Adrian Young, Gwen Stefani and Tom Dumont) and song titles like “Don’t Speak” from 1996 and “It’s My Life” from 2003 plus a few others like “Underneath It All” comes to mind. Yet these would be the older folks who would still remember the American rock band from Anaheim, California as the band has been rather quiet since their last album in 2001.
Back after a long long hiatus with a tour and now an album, we take a look at No Doubt’s latest offering, Push And Shove.
The first thing that comes to mind when taking a quick listen to each song is that distinct voice of lead singer, Gwen Stefani, who still sounds as good as 10 years ago. The music is still very much that unique No Doubt style even though the genre of the song may change.
From the more up beat “Push And Shove” to the slower “One More Summer”, there is without a doubt that the signature tunes that earned the band so many fans over the years and the millions who still continue to follow through up till today.
While fans of current pop trends might take a while to adjust to the tunes in Push and Shove, listeners that grew up listening to the various pop music found in the 80s and 90s will have no issues diving right in.
Overall this is one album that should be in every No Doubt fan’s collection and is also recommended for those of us growing up in the 80s and 90s. For everyone else, do give it a listen at least once or twice and maybe you might just understand why your older brother was head over heels over one Gwen Stefani.
Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
by Kenneth Wong
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