This Belgian post-punk act's best efforts are smart examples of nervous, melancholic electronic/rock fusions. Plenty of comparison points can easily be drawn thanks to the keening vocals and bass/drum-heavy arrangements -- Wire just before their first breakup, 17 Seconds-era Cure, the earliest work of the Passions, Modern English, and Cocteau Twins, and Siouxsie and the Banshees.
In the blink of an eye, this album turned fifteen years old. The No Doubt vocalist's solo debut made a splash upon release, cementing her second life as a pop icon for the 21st century with gleefully weird singles and a crew of superstar producers contributing to the melee. No moment is wasted here and, beyond the well-known singles, the Japan-obsessed jaunt "Harajuku Girls" and the sugar-sweet new wave "The Real Thing" are worth attention.