|Harper's Bazaar August 2016|
When Gwen's "Love. Angel. Music. Baby" album came out, I went from 'ah, I like No Doubt okay,' to 'wow.' I've written before that I played the heck out that record. I liked the juxtaposition of power and doubt that Gwen expressed: 'take a chance you stupid whore/ what are you waiting for?' In print, that doesn't look very empowering, but when she's bouncing it to the music, I knew exactly what she was talking about. And I felt energized by it.
I bought her new album, 'This is what the truth feels like,' but it hasn't pulled me in. I faithfully listened to it in its entirety, twice, but I just didn't connect to it. I don't even know where it is ... well, of course I know that it is in my ITunes library, but I had to look up the title of it to write in the paragraph above.
But she looks pretty.
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