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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Led by the infectious, pseudo-new wave single "Just a Girl," No Doubt's major-label debut, Tragic Kingdom, straddles the line between '90s punk, third-wave ska, and pop sensibility. The record was produced by Matthew Wilder, the auteur behind "Break My Stride" -- a clever mainstream co-opting of new wave quirkiness, and, as such, an ideal pairing. Wilder kept his production lean and accessible, accentuating No Doubt's appealing mix of new wave melodicism, post-grunge rock, and West Coast sunshine. Even though the band isn't always able to fuse its edgy energy with pop melodies, the combination worked far better than anyone could have hoped. When everything does ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Led by the infectious, pseudo-new wave single "Just a Girl," No Doubt's major-label debut, Tragic Kingdom, straddles the line between '90s punk, third-wave ska, and pop sensibility. The record was produced by Matthew Wilder, the auteur behind "Break My Stride" -- a clever mainstream co-opting of new wave quirkiness, and, as such, an ideal pairing. Wilder kept his production lean and accessible, accentuating No Doubt's appealing mix of new wave melodicism, post-grunge rock, and West Coast sunshine. Even though the band isn't always able to fuse its edgy energy with pop melodies, the combination worked far better than anyone could have hoped. When everything does click, the record is pure fun, even if some of the album makes you wish they could sustain that energy throughout the record. Tragic Kingdom might not have made much of an impact upon its initial release in late 1995, but throughout 1996 "Just a Girl" and "Spiderwebs" positively ruled the airwaves, both alternative and mainstream, and in 1997 No Doubt cemented their cross-generational appeal with the ballad hit "Don't Speak."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/10/1995
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • UPC: 606949258023
  • Catalog Number: 92580
  • Sales rank: 5,310

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Spiderwebs (4:28)
  2. 2 Excuse Me Mr. (3:04)
  3. 3 Just a Girl (3:29)
  4. 4 Happy Now? (3:43)
  5. 5 Different People (4:34)
  6. 6 Hey You (3:34)
  7. 7 The Climb (6:37)
  8. 8 Sixteen (3:21)
  9. 9 Sunday Morning (4:33)
  10. 10 Don't Speak (4:23)
  11. 11 You Can Do It (4:13)
  12. 12 World Go 'Round (4:09)
  13. 13 End It on This (3:45)
  14. 14 Tragic Kingdom (5:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
No Doubt Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Matthew Wilder Keyboards
Bill Bergman Saxophone
Aloke Dasgupta Sitar
Melissa "Missy" Hasin Cello
Nick Lane Trombone
Les Lovitt Trumpet
Stephen Perkins Steel Drums
Greg Smith Baritone Saxophone
Eric Stefani Piano, Keyboards
Tom Dumont Guitar
Gabrial McNair Percussion, Trombone
Gwen Stefani Vocals
Adrian Young Percussion, Drums
Tony Kanal Bass
Technical Credits
Matthew Wilder Producer
Albhy Galuten Director
Ray Blair Engineer
Matt Hyde Engineer
Phil Kaffel Engineer
George Landress Engineer
Stephen Perkins Contributor
Johnny Potoker Engineer
Robert Vosgien Mastering
Eric Stefani Composer
Tom Dumont Composer
Gwen Stefani Composer
Tony Kanal Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is the best No Doubt Cd EVER

    I liked all the songs on it. It's the best cd I've ever heard of No Doubt. If you don't have this cd already, you should DEFINATELY buy it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Possibly My Favorite CD Ever

    Good Lord, how many times have I listened to this CD anyways? About 5 million at least. No Doubt has got to be the best band in the world (except for, possibly, Radiohead). Buy this album; you will not regret it. It is worth the money.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    IM JUST A GRRL WHO LUVS nO DOUBT!

    tHIS CD IS GREAT YOU WILL LUV IT. WHEN i FIRST GOT THIS CD, i COULD NOT STOP LISETNING TO IT.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I am in love with No Doubt!

    I've lived most of my childhood while listening to great music by my favorite group, No Doubt. They are more than just another music band and this album should be recognized to be very personal to their group. It has energetic songs and propelling tunes to help an active individual. I look up to Gwen and the rest of their group and respect them and everything they have had to overcome in producing great music (such as this CD.)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    a NoDoUBt FaN oF 9 oUt Of 15 YeArS!!!

    I think that the NoDoubt Tragic Kingdom Cd was great. Not only was it the one that got them in the big time, it had great sound to it. Gwen Steffani has a beautiful voice that just gets you in to the songs, but you have Tonny Kanal sporting his mad skills on the bass guitar and keyboards, Tom Dumont jamming on the guitar and keyboard, and you have the sexy Adrian Yound rocking out on the drums! add the four together and what you get? a great band called NoDoubt, that is with out a doubt one of the GREATEST bands in my book if not number one. Even if NoDoubt goes down in flames and nobody likes them any more, i garrenty that i will be the one person to sport the nodoubt clothes and stickers all over my locker and binders!!! They Have Got The Sound, Lyrics, and Vocals The People MAINLY ! my Self LOVE!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    No Doubt is the brightest star in the world of musical stars!

    This album is, I think, the best of their work. It's what put them at the top and they haven't fallen from their lofty position. Their songs are catchy, quirky and just deep enough to contribute something to the world. I love this album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    wanna hear about the best album ever?

    No Doubts 3rd album, Tragic Kingdom is awesome! All of the songs that were written by Gwen Stefani have so much meaning! Most of them or all of them were written from Gwens heart. Most of them are bashing Tony Kanal, her ex-boyfriend of 6 years and bassist of No Doubt, but thats okay. This album is awesome! Its my favorite cd, and trust me, i have A LOT of cd's.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I luv it!

    Although I haven't been a No Doubt fan my entire life I have been hooked on their album, Tragic Kingdom. It has a mix of pop/rock/reggae that's blended so closely together that it makes a whole different type of music! Of course, my fav. songs are Just a Girl and Don't Speak because you can really feel all of the emotions that they're trying to get out there.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I love No Doubt

    I recommend this album if you like ska or punk. The music is really fun. Something you could sing along to in the car or dance to, something that you could have alot of fun with. The lyrics are good. I really like the songs ''Don't Speak'',''Spiderweb'' and ''Sunday Morning''. I really love their videos and how they portray the songs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is their best cd for sure!

    I love this cd so much I listened to it all the way to Virginia and back (for real!). All the songs have very ''real'' lyrics and catchy tunes that you'll love in a second. This is definitely a great cd!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    tragic kingdom is the shi**!!!

    ok, this cd rocks!! i love no doubt and all their music but this is my favorite no doubt cd!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Tragic Kingdom, from No Doubt is one of the best albums you'll ever hear!!!!! *~*Maria, NY*~*

    No Doubt has always been the best and they always will be! I'm 13 now and i've liked them scence i was a little kid.I cant wait till there next CD comes out. *~*Maria*~* NY

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AWSOME !

    It was the best thing I've ever heard

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best Group in The World !

    No Doubt is , without a doubt the best group in the world . Their music is the kind that you can either dance to , or fall asleep to . When I found out that I was going to their concert , I went absoluteley wild !!! Here are some songs I recomend - Return of Saturn - Ex-girlfriend , Bathwater , Artificial Sweetner, New, Comforting Lie , Home Now, Tragic Kingdom - Just A Girl, Dont Speak, Sunday Morning, No Doubt - Ache, Paulina, A Little Something Refreshing , Sinking Beacon Street Collection - Squeal

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