Why we can't wait to hear Gwen Stefani's latest
Taking her musical cues from such '80s electro-pop mavens as Eurythmics, Prince, Madonna, and Cyndi Lauper, the No Doubt frontwoman clearly just wants to have fun on her hyperkinetic debut solo disc. From the plucky ticktock house beat and wittily observational lyrics (''Take a chance, you stupid ho!'') of ''What You Waiting For?'' to the cartoonish, Andre 3000-produced ditty ''Bubble Pop Electric,'' the set finds Stefani in frisky, adventurous form. In addition to the Neptunes, Dr. Dre, and Nellee Hooper, the retro-cool guest list for her eclectic dance party includes New Order, Depeche Mode's Martin Gore, and Wendy & Lisa.