I was amazed by No Doubt when i first came across them in 1996, when just a girl first emerged and hrdly scraped the chart, power chords and girl power told me to rush and by the album. I talked of them and people said, who what? I was increasingly frustrated, and when the hype(as it always does) got bigger, people started to love and hate with the same ferociousness, by this time, Beacon Street was firmly wedged in my cd player, ahving found it on import for a silly price, well worth it though. The standout tracks for me are "Total Hate '95" a reworking of an early song written by former (passed on) band mate john spence, with gwen and bradley(from sublime also passed on) doing the vocals this tune gets you skanking all the way home, "Open The Gate" opens the album with a kick of power punk pop to knock NOFX from their post and crown it for themselves, "Squeal" is ska popping down the road in a way that can only make you smile. This is No Doubts finest creation, thwarting all the people saying they wouldnt know ska, or punk if it hit them in the face, well they know exactly what it is, they just arent as jaded and tied down to a sound as many bands are, buy this and u wont be dissapointed!