well.... It's different, the only songs I like on first listen are "cool" and of course the single, which i didn't like at first, but grew on me. "the real thing" sounds like a bad b-side collaberation between duran duran and madonna. I would stretch to give it 6/10 at present, and this is coming from a real die hard no doubt fan since 1996! I just hope No Doubt release an album soon!