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on 4 October 2012
A long time fan of No Doubt, but not that keen on Rock Steady (never play it) I am really pleased with this album. There is a return to reggae via interludes in a fair few of the songs and once again some slow, funky bass lines (inclusing probably the best bass 'riff' that I've ever heard, in the it's title track). These are bass lines which have far more feel to them than the ones used throughout Rock Steady. As the album passes the half way point it seems to become more influenced by Gwen's solo stuff, but the better solo stuff rather than any of the cheesey hairbrushmic songs that she did. There is a slight electric ska feel here and there, hence the front cover I guess. More synth than an 80's wedding, but its so well produced with original sounds that it really works. In fact production-wise it is probably one of the best albums I own. Most importantly, tho, her voice is more expressive again, albeit enhanced with some kind of resonance effect for much of the album. Think Return of Saturn in an angry mood and even the odd wail and gasp which made Tragic Kingdom one of my top fav albums and infact, if you listen carefully you can hear a return to the odd syncopated guitar strumming that gave TK it's pace and energy. This would have deserved five stars if they hadn't clearly been trying to appease Gwen's recently won fans in teh later half of the album, but hey I think they've earned that right!

Well done No Doubt, and thank you!
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 5 August 2015
This one of No Doubt's best albums to date. If you like Return of Saturn you will probably also like this one. Rock Steady was such a contrast to Return of Saturn, but this album moves forward, melding some of the best aspects of both those albums. If you are looking to get your first No Doubt album, this is a good place to start, or consider Tragic Kingdom or Return of Saturn.
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on 25 December 2014
Was really pleased they wrote another album, and they haven't lost it. Thoroughly pleased with the result. Am now marathoning through all the albums as I write this.
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VINE VOICEon 21 October 2014
At times, this album almost catches the full fat bombast of Rock Steady, but it doesn't quite. Unlike Rock Steady, I won't be listening to this in ten years.
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on 19 December 2015
Excellent album from no doubt and gwen steffani has a great voice and writes some very catchy pop songs
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on 20 August 2014
Such an improvement on her solo stuff, so glad to see the band reunited , they are fab as ever
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on 27 August 2015
Bought as a gift which was greatly appreciated.
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on 26 September 2012
this album is fantastic and its so wonderful to finally have new songs by no doubt in the world.their sound is slightly different,more electro than their last album but just as good,if not better!
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on 9 June 2013
I guess I am still stuck in the 90s, and prefer the older stuff.. But a nice change in their music, and change is always good right?
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on 6 September 2014
A present, so good album
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