You've probably heard at least one or two tracks by now from Gwen Stefani's solo album, probably "Rich Girl," the interpretation of the Fiddler on the Roof tune.
Truth be told, the album is a winner. It's not No Doubt at all. Given her age (she's a couple of years older than me), I see a lot of influences from things that I've heard or listened to. Aside from the Fiddler reference, you've got the Grease-like "Bubble Pop Electric," the quasi-gangsta slow jam "Luxurious," Japanese school girl rap-style "Hollaback Girl" (something that I don't think US audiences will ever get), late 80's alternative "The Real Thing" (think "Bizzare Love Triangle," because it sounds a little like it), late 80's pop songs "Serious" and "Danger Zone." Oh, and there's the Andre 3000 socio-political jam thrown in for good measure.
The first time I listened to it all the way through, I wasn't sure if I liked it or not, but the more I listened to it, the more it sounded like a new take on stuff I've listened to for years.
Yet another example of pop music that doesn't suck.