Gwen Stefani’s lyrics are so weird (= good!!)

I re-published my old review of Gwen Stefani’s album “L.A.M.B.” (“Love. Angel. Music. Baby.”), read it and then come back to this one. Now it’s time to talk about the lyric side of this pop masterpiece and its sequel “The Sweet Escape”, and try to understand what it says about the world (it says thatContinue reading “Gwen Stefani’s lyrics are so weird (= good!!)”

Why Gwen Stefani’s “Love. Angel. Music. Baby” is so brilliant

(This text is from 2017 and was originally written in Swedish. It’s translated with DeepL) Gwen Stefani first became known as the singer of the ska/punk/rock band No Doubt, with their heyday in the second half of the 90s. In 1995 they released the album “The Tragic Kingdom”, after doing a number of lesser knownContinue reading “Why Gwen Stefani’s “Love. Angel. Music. Baby” is so brilliant”

Throwback: “old” No Doubt

While No Doubt was called “ska punk”, they were always something more than that. Something different, something else. Being a ska punk band by only following the conventions with a trumpet, a backbeat and a punk sound isn’t very punk, and neither is playing in a fast pace without giving out any authentic energy. NoContinue reading “Throwback: “old” No Doubt”

“Let Me Reintroduce Myself” and some hope for a new Gwen album

The headline “Singer releases first new non-Christmas, non-duet track since 2016” says a lot about the state of Gwen Stefani last time. She hasn’t released anything really exciting since 2012, and that wasn’t nearly as exciting as her solo stuff from the middle of the decade. And now, after a few years of being primarilyContinue reading ““Let Me Reintroduce Myself” and some hope for a new Gwen album”