SPIN magazine has released their annual list of the Best Pop Albums of 2012 and Push and Shove came in at the #16 spot. The publication also calls No Doubt “an excellent pop band”.
SPIN — #16 No Doubt, Push and Shove
When Gwen Stefani’s band last made an album, more than a decade ago, you could get away with calling No Doubt “ska-punks” or “new wavers” or â€” Liz Lemon eyeroll â€” simply “alt-rockers.” But the fact that Stefani did two tours of solo duty hitched to the Neptunes’ wagon has only helped the world realize what was always skanking right in front of them â€” an excellent pop band â€” and Push and Shove is an exemplary pop album for a post-Diplo world. The SoCal crew’s sixth studio LP is shiny, bright, and overstuffed with glammy swagger (“Looking Hot”), Katy Perry-style teenage dreams (“One More Summer”), and bubblegum grooves (“Sparkle”). No Harajuku hijinks required.