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Posted: 23 Nov 04, 19:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just heard it, and it made me miss No Doubt more than ever. Yet still, the album is still better than most of the albums that have come up lately.

I can see why Gwen decided to release a solo album. Many of the songs cross over too much to other genres, and wouldn't quite fit the punk/ska standards of No Doubt.

There are quite some stinkers like 'Harajuku Girls', 'Long Way To Go' and the first single track...
I remember watching FUSE once, and one of the VJs said this after playing the video for 'What You Waiting For'...
"The only thing I was waiting for, was for that song to be over"

There are some great crossovers though, especially the tracks with a 70s, and 80s vibe.

'Cool' is the best song on the album.

If I could recommend something for 'No Doubt' fans is to first get the 'Everything In Time-B Sides and Rarities' album. That album is so damn good, that it makes you wonder why they left so many great songs out of the studio albums.


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Posted: 24 Nov 04, 03:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

as a veteran of the 'juku myself I will be looking forward to hearing this album...I did a double take when I hear a reference to Harajuku on What you waiting for...and just the general nipponofileness of the video...



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Posted: 24 Nov 04, 03:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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I won't be surprised to see a couple of killjoys posting in this topic, but hey, to each his own.


Can't say I'm particularly excited by her music, but she certainly is a pretty little thing. Not exactly well titted out, but well worth knocking the back out of, all the same.


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Posted: 24 Nov 04, 04:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As long as you don't know the back out of her with a sledgehammer.

Certainly an odd girl. One that would go SCREEBLE THE FLOWING BAT at someone. Good voice though.


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Posted: 24 Nov 04, 09:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm sad to say, I'm not impressed. I think I must have expected too much...


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Posted: 24 Nov 04, 10:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Judging from the awful first single 'What Are You Waiting For?', the album is actually better than I expected.

Very average still, but then again nearly all big rock band leaders and front men/women have never had a close success to what they had with the rock bands that shot them to stardom.


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Posted: 24 Nov 04, 13:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Linda Of The Valley wrote:

Mr.Jingles79 wrote:

Judging from the awful first single 'What Are You Waiting For?', the album is actually better than I expected.

Very average still, but then again nearly all big rock band leaders and front men/women have never had a close success to what they had with the rock bands that shot them to stardom.


Yes What Are You Waiting For has got to be their worst single.


Trust me, the other members of No Doubt would have never allowed such a bad song to be included on one of their albums. At least not without different musical arrangement.

That's what solo albums are all about... making songs that your fellow bandmates wouldn't allow you to put in an album. I know that Brian, and especially Roger would have never allowed certain songs on 'Mr.Bad Guy' to be included on a Queen album with the same arrangements that Freddie made for them back in 1985.

Besides, (this might seem kinda harsh) but 'Delilah' only made it into 'Innuendo' because of Freddie's condition at the time.


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Posted: 24 Nov 04, 13:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

didn't care much for the song...the video was nice to watch though...


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Posted: 24 Nov 04, 16:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I thought she did awesome at the awards. I'm thinking about getting LAMB, it sounds great.


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Posted: 24 Nov 04, 19:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No Doubt is basically a pop/rock/ska/punk/reggae band. They have their own style, and re-invent their countless number of 80s influences which include Prince, Madness, Bob Marley, The Police, and many more. Gwen's album has a style different than No Doubt's, just not as good of course.

Sincerely while I admire Gwen for her great voice and talent, she's not exactly the brains behind No Doubt's success, but she does indeed share it along with Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont, and Eric Stefani (who left after 'Tragic Kingdom'). The media does indeed give too much attention to Gwen as if she's the one and only who pulls the strings of the band. Things are quite a lot different that what they seem, that's why Tony and Tom are so underated.

It's a shame that Eric Stefani left the band, because there's no doubt (no pun intended) that his influence in songwriting truly helped 'No Doubt' to launch itself into worldwide stardom with 'Tragic Kingdom'. 'No Doubt' was still great after he left, but I seriously think that if he never left the band 'No Doubt' would have been bigger than it is today.


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Posted: 24 Nov 04, 20:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah..well.. I bought 'Pressure Chief' by Cake. That makes me the King!

The King of Earthworms!

I haven't actually seen L.A.M.B on sale yet. Keeping in mind I'm not looking but I wouldn't not give it a second look.


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