Our Own House
With a voracious appetite for genres ranging from ska to punk to R&B, MisterWives are the heirs to No Doubt's throne. On their ecstatic debut, Our Own House, singer and lead songwriter Mandy Lee Duffy commands center stage. "Reflections" takes a detour through disco on its way to a heavenly chorus, and the randy ska-pop of "Best I Can Do" will have you bouncing off the walls. "Coffins" turns things down several notches with languid violins and melancholy keyboards, and "Queens" is an anthemic ode to the band's hometown borough.