I never expected to like Gwen Stefani's music - i didn't like "What you waiting for", although the Alice in Wonderland video was inspired. And that is what the majority of this album is - inspired, by many factors. Stefani deals with style ("Harajuku girls"), race ("Long Way to Go"), love ("The Real Thing", "Cool"), stereotypes ("Hollaback Girl", "Bubble Pop Electric"), and the rnb breakowns are a sort of cooling down. To be honest, it really works well. The fact that she resembles Madonna in some songs (e.g. "Serious") is deja vu in a good sense, because it's about time we had a female blonde star who knew what she was singing about.