Push and Shove
What parents need to know
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!)
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?
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?