The Singles 1992-2003

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No Doubt's The Singles 1992-2003 captures all the top hits of the band's illustrious career to date. The album includes a new cover of Talk Talk's 1984 song "It's My Life." In addition to the new song, included are the Top 10 hits "Just a Girl," "Don't Speak," and "Hey Baby."
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
A band like No Doubt was made for an album like The Singles 1992-2003. While they made good albums -- and each of their albums had its own character -- they shined as a singles band, which is only appropriate for a band raised on new wave, the last golden era of singles. Unlike the grunge and indie bands that populated the first two ...
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No Doubt's The Singles 1992-2003 captures all the top hits of the band's illustrious career to date. The album includes a new cover of Talk Talk's 1984 song "It's My Life." In addition to the new song, included are the Top 10 hits "Just a Girl," "Don't Speak," and "Hey Baby."
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
A band like No Doubt was made for an album like The Singles 1992-2003. While they made good albums -- and each of their albums had its own character -- they shined as a singles band, which is only appropriate for a band raised on new wave, the last golden era of singles. Unlike the grunge and indie bands that populated the first two waves of the alt-rock explosion of the early '90s, No Doubt wasn't directly inspired by punk, indie, or any underground rock movement; the band was fueled by new wave, in all of its trashy, poppy glory. Above all, they were inspired by ska revival groups like Madness, with their blend of skittish Jamaican-inspired beats and sense of English popcraft, but they also picked up various strands of early-MTV pop, whether it was bits of new wave Blondie, the Police, and Elvis Costello, or the metallic guitar wallop of Van Halen. It was a cheerful, giddy sound that marked a sea change from the sound of the early '90s, when even catchy melodies were cloaked in a sense of gloom. So, with the success of their second album, Tragic Kingdom, in 1996, they kicked off the second wave of the alt-rock boom of the '90s -- the time when the music meant good times, not angst and alienation. While some of the bands that rode on their coattails were unabashed one-hit wonders and commercialized revamps of underground sounds, No Doubt was something rare: a hip mainstream singles band. They were an outgrowth of new wave, releasing indie albums before their big break, and they stayed true to their inspirations while cleverly adding elements of contemporary hits to their sound -- and, in doing so, became a '90s version of a new wave band that placed equal emphasis on hooks, style, videos, and cool, radio-ready singles. And while they made some strong albums -- in fact, with each record they grew stronger -- their medium was radio singles, as the stellar collection The Singles 1992-2003 illustrates. Spanning 15 tracks, the disc is sequenced like a concert, favoring forward momentum over chronological history, and that's a point in its favor since it shines a spotlight on individual songs, not eras. More than anything, this highlights No Doubt's consistency as a singles band, since the defining breakthrough single, "Just a Girl," is as exciting as both the band's pre-fame "Trapped in a Box" and the sexy neo-electro grind of "Hella Good." It also shows that even if lead singer Gwen Stefani grew increasingly assured and sexier over the years compare the seductive "Underneath It All" to the breathy, naïve "Don't Speak" and even if she was always rightly the focal point, the band itself is a muscular, versatile, tuneful outfit, rooted in ska revivals like "Spiderwebs" but equally convincing when turning out spiky pop like the glorious "New," the hard-rocking "Sunday Morning" and "Ex-Girlfriend," the sighing ballad "Simple Kind of Life," or the rubbery, reggae-inflected "Hey Baby." All these hits are here on The Singles, along with expertly selected album tracks and concert favorites, plus a fine new cover of Talk Talk's "It's My Life" that makes the group's new wave influences explicit. There's not one major song missing, and the whole package is solid proof that few post-alternative bands were as joyous a singles band as No Doubt. It's a great collection -- the kind of compilation that satisfies fans of all stripes and converts skeptics. It's the greatest-hits package that they deserve.
Blender - James Hunter
Fifteen years after they started playing together, they've released not only this smashing hits collection, but also the heavy hitter Boom Box, which appends to these singles a CD of B-sides and rarities, plus two DVDs.

Fifteen years after they started playing together, they've released not only this smashing hits collection, but also the heavy hitter Boom Box, which appends to these singles a CD of B-sides and rarities, plus two DVDs.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/25/2003
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • UPC: 602498611265
  • Catalog Number: 000149502
  • Sales rank: 957

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Just a Girl (3:25)
  2. 2 It's My Life (3:45)
  3. 3 Hey Baby - Bounty Killer (3:26)
  4. 4 Bathwater (4:00)
  5. 5 Sunday Morning (4:31)
  6. 6 Hella Good (4:02)
  7. 7 New (4:24)
  8. 8 Underneath It All - Lady Saw (5:02)
  9. 9 Excuse Me Mr. (3:04)
  10. 10 Running (4:00)
  11. 11 Spiderwebs (4:26)
  12. 12 Simple Kind of Life (4:15)
  13. 13 Don't Speak (4:22)
  14. 14 Ex-Girlfriend (3:31)
  15. 15 Trapped in a Box (3:23)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
No Doubt Primary Artist
Matthew Wilder Keyboards
Stephen Bradley Trumpet
Melissa "Missy" Hasin Cello
Stephen Perkins Steel Drums
Robbie Shakespeare Bass
Lady Saw Vocals, Guest Appearance
Alex Henderson Trombone
Eric Stefani Piano, Keyboards, Group Member
Tom Dumont Guitar, Keyboards, Group Member
Gabrial McNair Synthesizer, Piano, Trombone, Keyboards, Mellotron
Gwen Stefani Vocals, Group Member
Adrian Young Percussion, Drums, Group Member
Tony Kanal Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Saxophone, Group Member
Don Hammerstedt Trumpet
Phil Jordan Trumpet
Andy Potts Saxophone
Django Stewart Saxophone
Eric Carpenter Saxophone
Technical Credits
Brian Jobson Executive Producer
Jerry Harrison Producer
Matthew Wilder Producer
No Doubt Producer
Glen Ballard Producer
Scott Campbell Engineer
Daniel Chase Engineer
The Count Engineer
Karl Derfler Engineer
Sly Dunbar Programming, Producer
Tim Friese-Greene Composer
Brian Gardner Mastering
Mark Hollis Composer
Nellee Hooper Producer
Matt Hyde Engineer
Wayne Jobson Executive Producer
Alain Johannes Engineer
Phil Kaffel Engineer
George Landress Engineer
Robbie Shakespeare Producer
Philip Steir Programming, Producer
Mark "Spike" Stent Producer
Dito Godwin Producer
Simon Gogerly Engineer
Michael Carnevale Engineer
Sean Beavan Sonic Manipulation
Frank Ockenfels Cover Photo
Paul Walton Mixing Programmer
Bryan Carrigan Engineer
Eric Stefani Composer
Tom Dumont Composer, Programming, Engineer
Gabrial McNair Horn Arrangements
Gwen Stefani Composer
Tony Kanal Composer, Programming, Engineer
Rory Baker Engineer
John Gould Mixing Programmer
Chad Hugo Composer
Greg Collins Engineer
Ned Douglas Programming
Jolie Clemens Art Direction
Wayne Wilkins Mixing Programmer
Chuck Reed Engineer
Fabien Waltman Programming
R. Price Composer
Tkae Mendez Engineer
Stuart Price Programming
Django Stewart Composer
Tom Lanham Liner Notes
Paris Montoya Liner Notes
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A rightfully popular band!

    No Doubt is definately one of the best reggae, rock bands next to Sublime and 311. They rock more than most reggae rock bands, I'd say they are 2nd best next to Sublime and LBDAS. Besides the fact that they are great songwriters, Gwen Stefani is the finest heina in the world, not only because she's beautiful, but also because she rocks! I'd have to say that Trajic Kingdom is their best album next to rocksteady, and I would buy the Beacon Street Collection just for the song, "Total Hate", with guest Brad Nowell, but I really don't like what Gwen is doing in her solo career, music wise, that's allright though, she's so fine it doesn't matter to me!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Rock music lover

    I think that this is one of No Doubts greatest masterpieces. Like the lyrics are really cool and she includes the good songs in this cd like, Trapped in a box,Its My Life, Ex-Girlfriend. My favorite song is Sunday Morning and thank goodness it is on this Cd.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    No Doubt is the BEST

    No Doubt has done a great job with their singles and did a great cover of Talk Talk's "It's My Life." This album has to show a lot about their great music.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    There's No Doubt.... this album rocks!!!

    I just recently bought 'The Singles' album, and thought it was great! This C.D. definitly highlights some jewels in the crown of N.D.'s career. It has a great group of different sounds and feels. This is my 1st N.D. album, though I've liked the band a while now. I just might buy some other C.D.s. by them now..... but in the meantime... GO BUY THIS ALBUM NOW!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Singles 1992-2003

    Well, I have to admit these are good songs. But I think it was a poor choice to make a singles cd already. Most people would just buy this album instead of their others because they think that these are the only good songs ND have written. I know that now I probably won't spend money on Tragic Kingdom, Return of Saturn, or Rock Steady because the highlights from those albums are all on this one. And has anyone seen the video for "It's My Life"? What is UP with that? Are all of their videos like that? I don't know maybe it is just my taste but personally I think it's a bit disturbing and kind of freaky! Tell me what you think.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ROCK ON NO DOUBT!

    OMG! Even if you have never listened to No Doubt before or are not a big fan, trust me, you NEED this album. Because once you listen to it, you will be. I promise. It's amazing, and you don't have to press the "skip" button once, since all the songs are great. I honestly cannot say that about many other cds. This album celebrates the highlights from the past 11 years of No Doubt's success, and it has pretty much everything from head-banging and highly energetic songs to slow and beautiful ballads. This is quality music-extremely FRESH and ORIGINAL. I've never heard another band like this. Gwen, Tony , Tom, and Adrian-I love you guys! I don't know how you do it. I truly admire all of you. You are so talented and your music inspires me. And countless others feel the same way.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Singles 1992-2003

    If I had to describe this album in one word, it would be "flawless". Of course there are many others like amazing, original, the best, cool, fresh, incredible, irrisistible, great, and the list goes on......

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    No DoUbT

    no doubt is the best band/group ever! i don't have return to saturn or the first one no doubt but i can tell by the three i have that they are the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i really recommend this c.d. if you like no doubt...you'll listen to it over and over and over....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    So many amazing singles!

    Never have I seen such a great catalogue of hits. This ‘best of’ album truly represents No Doubt in its best light. All their wonderful singles are on this disc. Once you pop in this CD you’ll realize just how many awesome pop-rock hits this band has put out. This is a both great introduction to no doubt and an awesome compilation of their best songs for the loyal No Doubt fans. I rank this album high up with Tori Amos’ new greatest hits album, which is also defiantly worth checking out!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    NO DOUBT IS THE BEST EVER......

    Ever since I heard Just A Girl I have been a devoted fan. This Singles Collection is the BEST cd I now own. Even though its a "greatest hits" cd persay it is definitely one of the best cd's released in 2003...the only thing is if it could have had the duet gwen did with eve. Can't wait for more cd's from No Doubt....they are the best ska band!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    No Doubt this album rox!

    This is the best album yet by No Doubt because they took all the best songs!!!!! I love it!! It is my new #1 in my CD player!

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