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Gwen and her boys' greatest hits...,
This review is from: The Singles 1992 - 2003 (Audio CD)
There is no doubt (excuse the pun) that No Doubt wouldn't be where they are today without the talented and beautiful Gwen Stefani at the front. Singles is their first greatest hits collection, and possibly their last should Stefani's solo career take off and she decides to leave. However, it is a nice look back at one of the best American pop-bands' long career. The album kicks off with a high, the catchy and irresistable "Just A Girl" and continues with two more great tracks, a cover of Talk Talk's "It's My Life" and the dancehall classic "Hey Baby". Things begin to take a dip, however, and great songs like "Hella Good" become more sparse. No review could go without mentioning "Don't Speak", their greatest song to date. The whole album seems to work towards this track, before taking a dip again at the end. A highlight of the UK version, however, is the acoustic version of "Underneath It All", which is better than the original.
In short, Singles is a worthwhile purchase for any music lover who has fond memories of songs like "Don't Speak", "Just A Girl" or "Hella Good". Just steer clear of "Excuse Me Mister"...