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Album Review

Positive Elements

Spiritual Content

Sexual Content

Violent Content

Crude or Profane Language

Drug and Alcohol Content

Other Negative Elements

Conclusion

Pro-social Content

The artist honors someone whose "Wonderful Life" had a profound impact on her. Songs emphasize the need for fidelity and transparency in romantic relationships ("Early Winter" and "4 in the Morning," respectively). Eager to assure people that fame hasn't changed this "Orange County Girl," Stefani is grateful for her success while recalling the simpler days of her youth. However ...

Objectionable Content

The line "I really don't give a f---" spoils that song, while the profanities "s---" and "d--mit" pop up elsewhere. On "Now That You Got It" Stefani acts as if she's doing a lover a favor and challenges him to come through ("This better be the best thing I ever felt"). Making babies leaves her eager to feel sexy again on "Yummy" ("So much heat beneath these clothes ... [It's] time to make you sweat"). With an air of anticipation, the hit "Wind It Up" suggests that dance rhythms turn girls on and start the boys salivating.

Summary Advisory

Gwen Stefani said recently that until she discovered songwriting all she wanted to do in high school was eat and sleep. Eating and sleeping would be an improvement over cursing and sensuality. This album's few Sweet sentiments can't compensate.

Plot Summary

Christian Beliefs

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Profanity/Violence

Kissing/Sex/Homosexuality

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Genre

Pop

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Performance

Album hit No. 3 and contains the Top-10 single "Wind It Up"

Record Label

Interscope

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Released

On Video

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Awards

Reviewer

Bob Hoose Bob Smithouser

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