Push and Shove

 
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Pop-punksters deliver more upbeat, tween-friendly tunes.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

No overly positive or negative messages; most songs revolve around feelings of affection for a romantic partner. 

Positive role models

No Doubt is known for creating mostly clean, positive music.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex

Some very light allusions to sexual situations; for example, "Baby, take me home." 

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

A few fleeting references to drinking and smoking.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Push and Shove is a largely clean record, in typical No Doubt/Gwen Stefani style. It includes just a few very light allusions to sexual situations, drinking, and "smoking" (exactly what isn't specified), and offers no profanity or hardcore lyrics of any kind. Overall, it's a perfectly acceptable choice for both tweens and teens (and their parents will like it, too!)

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What's the story?

Pop-punk supergroup No Doubt is back with PUSH AND SHOVE -- their sixth full-length album and first new record in 11 years. The long hiatus was due in large part to the break by lead singer Gwen Stefani, who took several years off to have two children with husband Gavin Rossdale, former frontman for the British alt-rock band Bush.

Is it any good?

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While Stefani and her three male counterparts have mellowed a bit, their signature ska-infused sound permeates Push and Shove. With an assist from Jamaican reggae artist Busy Signal, the band definitely delivers on the expectation that these tunes would be the bouncy, upbeat music their fans love.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how Gwen Stefani has managed to stay cool and popular even after becoming a wife (she's married to former Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale) and mom. Do male singers feel the same pressure to look good and be relevant after they settle down and start a family?

  • What are some of the traits that have helped Stefani remain a hot musical commodity?

  • How does Push and Shove compare with past No Doubt records?

Music details

Artist:No Doubt
Release date:September 25, 2012
Type:Album
Label:Interscope Records
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 December 3, 2012
 

push and shove

Families can talk about how Gwen Stefani has managed to stay cool and popular even after becoming a wife (she's married to former Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale) and mom. Do male singers feel the same pressure to look good and be relevant after they settle down and start a family? What are some of the traits that have helped Stefani remain a hot musical commodity? How does Push and Shove compare with past No Doubt records?
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