The beginnings of Gwen Stefani's voice
N. Bomagat | NV United States | 03/26/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Though a bit Bare Naked Ladies in humor, which I appreciate, my favorite part of this album is listening to Gwen's huge control in her voice; what was she like 19 or 20? She's a huge talent as well as her brother. Though ska driven, I find it fun and quirky, couldn't give it 5 stars though because it does take a certain taste. I found Tragic Kingdom was more structured since it was with a larger label, this is what makes bands successful, but this first album was fun."
This album is great!
Dr. Kay | 03/31/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was No Doubt's first album and has heavy use of ska and punk elements. You may not care for this style of music, but it is certainly worth a listen. Here's a song by song:
1.BND: It's an intro. It uses the very catchy ending for Brand New Day (but without the lyrics). It does its job just fine. 10/10
2.Let's Get Back: Pretty catchy. 9/10
3.Ache: A funny song about toothaches and coding. It's ok. 8/10
4.Get On the Ball: First two or so minutes it's kinda repetitive, but then it finishes with a cool jam session. 9/10
5.Move On: One of the catchiest songs No Doubt has ever made. 10/10
6.Sad For Me: It's one of their slow songs. You might not care for it. 7/10
7.Doormat: Another great one. 9/10
8.Big City Train: This one's ok, not really special. 8/10
9.Trapped In a Box: I like this one, it's good. 8/10
10.Sometimes: Starts slow, then gets a little faster. Gwen's singing makes this one good. 8/10
11.Sinking: Really catchy, love this one. 9/10
12.A Little Something Refreshing: This song is just one of their quick jams. The lyrics are annoying for this one. 7/10
13.Paulina: How many songs does No Doubt have about masturbation? This one's good. 9/10
14.Brand New Day: One of the best songs No Doubt has ever made. Everything about this song shows what made old No Doubt great! 10/10"
Great debut album, excellent music
16-bit | New York City | 06/26/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"No Doubt's first self-titled album is an excellent ska album. It starts off with a really cool instrumental and has a bunch of cool songs that are fun to listen to and are totally different from anything you hear in popular music today.
A great album from a great band, a must-have for anyone who likes ska or is interested in 90s music. And even if you aren't sure, just listen to the 30 second samples and decide for yourself."