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a welcome mix of ska, hip-hop and rock from a wonderful band
on 11 December 2001
Very good new album by the established ska punkers 'no doubt', Gwen Stefani's work with Eve is evident with rapping being on two of the album's songs 'hey baby' and 'underneath it all', but these fit very well with the traditional no doubt sounds. The song produced by William Orbit (famous for input to Madonna's excellent 'Ray of Light'), (Making Out), is excellent, with Mr Orbit's influces very clearly shown here. Work with another Madonna producer Nellee Hooper (Bedtime Stories) is also fresh, with new unusual sounds, which do the whole band justice. But once again, Gwen Stefani's powerful vocals make the album, and her voice shifts smoothly for the different songs on the album. Working with new producers has been a good move for no doubt, and they even collaborate with 'the symbol' formally known as Prince, giving another excellent but different song. Overall, a fresh, funky album, No doubt doing what they do best, making music!