Songs like “Jealous Girl” and “Things I Hate” sound like Gwen Stefani singing for Red Delicious. “Before It’s Over” at first slows down into a slinky ballad before flaring into another rock riff slathered with catchy pop.
“Sickness” sounds like a hybrid of No Doubt and Foo Fighters, while “Under Control” fully embraces the girl-ska sound of Gwen’s old band. The softer “Get Out Go Away” has a surprising splash of strings, and the seductive electro-rock “Centipede” sounds like Angelfish (Shirley Manson’s pre-Garbage act).
The album definitely has some weak spots, but there are also great moments that almost recall Throwing Muses. And in general, it’s a pretty fun listen.