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Generally favorable reviews- based on 146 Ratings

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  • Summary: The solo debut for the No Doubt vocalist features an eclectic group of guests, including Martin Gore, Andre 3000, The Neptunes, New Order, Wendy & Lisa and Dr. Dre.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 22
  2. Negative: 3 out of 22
  1. Welcome to the hottest, coolest, best-dressed pop album of the year.
  2. A ferocious declaration of independence. [Jan 2005, p.124]
  3. 80
    When LAMB is good, it's very good indeed.... It's one of the most audacioius pop albums of the year. [Jan 2005, p.120]
  4. A few songs sound tossed-off, but a few of the stranger ones work.
  5. Love. Angel. Music. Baby. has been acclaimed as a bright-and-shiny pop-music tour-de-force, but once the initial thrilling rush of the stylistic sheen and artistic conception has abated, the album seems too fragmented to be anointed as such.
  6. 60
    An only sometime thing. [Jan/Feb 2005, p.112]
  7. It is pure fluff. And pretty awful fluff at that.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 86 out of 111
  2. Negative: 14 out of 111
  1. Nov 7, 2012
    10
    This Album Is One Of The Most Creative Albums I Have Ever Heard! Love Her Voice! Best Debut Album Of 2004!
  2. Nov 22, 2010
    10
    This album was so revolutionary that it was ahead of its time. Gwen created some very funky 80s influenced pop that I feel was an artistic transition for her. Crash and Serious are the 2 highlight album tracks that show Gwen's growth as an artist and see her experimenting a new energetic sound. Overall this album exceeded my expectation and showed Gwen meeting the expectations of many New Doubt and new fans. Expand
  3. Mar 11, 2012
    10
    Great album! Only Gwen could pull this kind of thing off. This not only has pop in it's finest form but also has pints of rock, ska like her work with No Doubt such as "Danger Zone" and "What You Waiting For" and it also has an 80's feel to it with the song "The Real Thing" GREAT ALBUM! Expand
  4. Apr 25, 2013
    8
    I believe it was a smart choice for Stefani to choose the first five songs of the album as the five singles..You can listen to the first half of the album and know every song. However, the second half of the album does not disappoint. Expand
  5. Aug 30, 2013
    8
    Despite containing a wide repertoire of sounds to categorize under different sub-genres in pop, L.A.M.B. is a pop gem that crafts together these alien sounds with the glue of Stefani's pop prowess. Keen to the ear for what would cater perfectly to the pop audience, tracks such as What You Waiting For? would go on to shape the sound of pop for later years. Thinking of it as a year-end pop playlist, it worked perfectly it defining Stefani as a staple to pop. Expand

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