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#433: Tragic Kingdom by No Doubt

2.22.2011


Tragic Kingdom by No Doubt (1995)

Favorite Track(s): "Spiderwebs" and "Don't Speak" and "You Can Do It"

Thoughts: Wikipedia classifies No Doubt as 'third wave ska.' I never really thought of them as ska...but maybe that's because they stayed so relevant and popular, unlike most ska music? Is that rude? Oh, well. They are ska.

I remember this album coming out, I remember how cool Gwen Stefani was (and I suppose still is, to some extent, though I despise her sampling of show tunes for her songs even though it would make sense for me to like them), and I remember my friend Dan going to see the tour for this album and that everyone was throwing oranges, which had to have sucked for the Memorial Coliseum.

Anywho, iconic, amazing album cover. There are handfuls of great songs on this album, but many felt repetitive, and maybe could have been left on the cutting room floor. Or I just needed to give them more than one listen, which could be the case as well.

1 comment:

Allie said...

This was one of my first cool CD purchases. I felt like I was the most awesome person in all of Hollister Elementary School.