"Push and Shove"

On No Doubt's M.I.A.-tinged comeback hit, "Settle Down," Gwen Stefani reminded us how a true food-court princess gets down. The band calls this Diplo-produced track its "Bohemian Rhapsody." It stacks SoCal ska, a big alt-rock chorus, dancehall flow and electro undergroove until it sounds like two and a half No Doubt songs at once. Luckily, Gwen's beach-blanket B-girl flow ("Speeding it up like soca/ ...On another level like we doin' yoga") holds this down to earth.

Listen to "Push and Shove":

From The Archives Issue 1166: September 27, 2012
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