The Singles Collection

November 25, 2003 | Format: MP3

$11.49
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 28, 2003
  • Release Date: November 25, 2003
  • Label: Interscope
  • Copyright: (C) 2003 Interscope Records
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  • Total Length: 59:36
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  • ASIN: B000V6AD3M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (293 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,009 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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102 of 110 people found the following review helpful By Alan Pounds on September 2, 2004
Format: Audio CD
I've never been to big on pop music; but No Doubt is like crack for me. There is so much to love about No Doubt. All of their albums are great. Each one of them stands very well on their own. "Tragic Kingdom" (their best in my opinion) and "Return To Saturn" are both fantastic Ska/Pop recordings. "Rock Steady" was definitely a huge change in which they needed at that point in their careers. If they released another Ska record with Gwen singing about the her and bassist's failed relationship again, they would have plummeted in the pop music scene.

Enough about their albums. Lets talk about this singles collection. No Doubt was made for a record like "Singles 1992-2003". No Doubt wasn't directly inspired by punk, or ska; they have always stood out from the bunch, steming from the new wave genre unlike many of their grunge rock peers. Their music is happy, giddy and fun to listen to. Their melodies mixed with their incredibly catchy hooks transformed a generation of music to come. This collection is untouchable; I couldn't make a much better compilation myself.

Lets run through the track listing here:

1. Just A Girl: Their first huge single from their "Tragic Kingdom" album. Featured in the movie "Clueless". A classic tune. 5/5

2. It's My Life: The only new track on the CD. A great cover of Talk Talk's "It's my Life". I was so happy to see No Doubt win the MTV music video award for it. All the other nominees were horrible as usual; they definitely picked the right band.

3. Hey Baby: featuring Bounty Killer: The first single off of "Rock Steady". Very catchy and poppy. 4/5

4. Bathwater: This is my favorite single off of their "Return To Saturn" album. I remember them doing this song live; Gwen is just gorgeous. 5/5

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Dustin Gonzalez on December 2, 2003
Format: Audio CD
In reference to some previous customer reviews, I just wanted to say that the whole point of this album was to rerelease on one comprehensive CD all of No Doubt's singles that had already been released as *official* singles. If you'll notice, all of the songs on this CD have had videos made for them too. With this in mind, it would not have made sense to have "By The Way" or "Open The Gate" on this CD since they were never released as official singles. I know all this has been said before but I thought it would be wise to reiterate since it doesn't appear in any of the recent customer reviews.
And now on to the CD itself...
This CD is a perfect fit for the No Doubt fan that doesn't already own all 5 previous albums. However, if you are like me and already have them, it would probably be better for you to buy the No Doubt Boom Box [Box Set] which includes this disc along with 3 others (2 DVDs and 1 B-sides/rarities/remixes CD). It is a bit pricier but I think that the B-sides and rarities make it completely worth the extra money. If you still must own this CD, be warned that while the only new song on there is amazing (a Talk Talk cover of "It's My Life"), I don't see it justifying an $11 purchase if it's the only new material on there for you.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 25, 2003
Format: Audio CD
No Doubt wisely didn't name this CD "Greatest Hits", because only about 6 of the 15 songs on here were bonafide hits. They also were smart not to call it "Best Of No Doubt", because few of the songs on here are really the best No Doubt has to offer. Most of their finest material can be found on their albums, especially Return of Saturn and Tragic Kingdom. Nevertheless, this album is exactly what it claims to be: a collection of all the singles No Doubt has officially released between 1992 and 2003. The standouts range from the recent: the new single, a quality rock-driven cover of Talk Talk's "It's My Life", and Rock Steady's "Hella Good"; to the obvious: their biggest hits, "Don't Speak", "Just A Girl", and "Spiderwebs" from their most popular album, Tragic Kingdom; to the underrated: "Ex-Girlfriend", "New", and "Simple Kind of Life" from the woefully overlooked Return of Saturn.
Chances are if you are buying this, you are either a No Doubt fanatic who buys everything they release (such as myself), or you are a casual fan, who knows a few of their radio songs and want them on one disc. To the hardcore fans: buy Boombox instead: you get this CD, a b-sides and rarities CD, all their videos on DVD, and Live In The Tragic Kingdom on DVD. All this for less than $50!
If you are a casual fan, don't let your No Doubt collection stop here: buy all 5 of their albums (1992's No Doubt, 1995's Beacon Street Collection, 1995's Tragic Kingom, 2000's Return of Saturn, and 2001's Rock Steady). You will not regret it. Listen to how this great band has evolved over the years--from the ska-driven band they were in in the late 80's and early 90's (as demonstrated on "Trapped In A Box", included here)to the innovative New Wave/Pop-Rock band they are today.
A great way to get into this excellent band.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Robert Blake on January 8, 2004
Format: Audio CD
No Doubt is the perfect hybrid of both the current trend of reggae in popular music and bands influenced by 80's New Wave. Consider that No Doubt can sound like a Jamaican party band and still rock the house with U2-like riffs. "The Singles 1992-2003" chronicles the band's chart history from their unknown debut with "Trapped In A Box" to their current success as superstars with bonafide chart toppers like the tropically-tinged ballad "Underneath It All." No Doubt have succeeded in that they can achieve both musical merti and a genuine sense of fun all at once. When you think of party music you may generally imagine only repetitive beats with typically hollow lyrics, but a jam like "Hella Good" with it's driving rhythms can serve as both a party song and as interesting studio experimentation with New Wave flavors. "Bathwater" is a wonderful little take on 20's cabaret with a lot of style and humor. "Hey Baby" and "Hella Good" are dancehall attractions, but the songs with real muscle are the ones that are taken straight out of lead singer Gwen Stefani's diary entries. The albums "Tragic Kingdom" and "Return Of Saturn" were riddled with insights into Stefani's personal life (especially her love life) ranging from her break-up with bassist Tony Kanal to her relationship and engagement with Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale. "Simple Kind Of Life" is a melodic gem that is an example of this kind of personal songwriting Stefani and the band practice, even the more driving "Ex-Girlfriend" feels deeply personal. And of course there's "Don't Speak," one of the immortal break-up anthems like U2's "With Or Without You.Read more ›
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