Tragic Kingdom
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Tragic Kingdom

October 6, 1995

  Song Title
Excuse Me Mr.
Just A Girl
Happy Now?
Different People
Hey You
The Climb
Sunday Morning
Don't Speak
You Can Do It
World Go 'Round
End It On This
Tragic Kingdom

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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (322 customer reviews)
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A 90's Must-Have August 12, 2003
By Aaron
Format:Audio CD
This album album became a phenomenon in the mid-90's which was a weird time for pop music. Grunge was pretty much dead, Gangsta rap was huge and teen pop was beginning to bubble up to the front of the line. Somewhere amongst all of this, No Doubt and their album "Tragic Kingdom" became one of the decade's biggest hits. One listen says why.
This album was truly unique and sounded much different than anything that was on the radio at the time. "Don't Speak" is the pop hit it's most remembered for. An awesome power ballad, it was the #1 song of 1997. Not bad. The other singles were huge hits on MTV and on alternative radio. "Spiderwebs" is a punky piece of ear candy and "Just A Girl" has since become a punk/pop anthem. "Sunday Morning" was also a minor hit. Other stand-outs are the poppy, yet angry "Happy Now," the soaring "Climb" and my favorite song, the title track "Tragic Kingdom" which is a complete head-trip to listen to. I would've loved for it to have been a single.
No Doubt have gone on to have successful projects with "Return of Saturn" and their latest more pop-ish effort "Rock Steady" which gave them a decent handful of hits. Yet, they haven't matched "Tragic Kingdom" in sales or musically. This is highly recommended. A great CD just to blast in your car and sing along to.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A re-discovered classic April 10, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I first got this album in 96, but then stopped listening to it a couple of years later when I lost the CD... anyway, I recently heard it again at a friends house and remembered why I loved it so much, and simply had to rush out to get another copy.
This is one of those rare CDs that you can listen right through without having to skip any tracks. I'd say there are maybe 5 absolute classics, 6 very good tracks and 3 okay ones. My absolute fave track on here is probably "Happy Now". Gwen just sounds so strong in the track, the lyrics really hit you ("You killed the pair / now only one is breathing / there's no looking back / this time I mean it / are you happy now?"). I also love the two biggest singles from the set, "Don't Speak" and "Just A Girl", both are classics in their own right, and I've never met anyone who doesn't like these two. My other two favorite tracks are "Sunday Morning" (sounds good on the live version if you can find the import single), and "Excuse Me Mr".
One of the great things about No Doubt are the lyrics. There's none of this "I love you and can't live without you" drivel that packs most albums these days, but every track here has some kind of significance behind it. If you read the lyrics to the title track, you should be able to draw the links between what they are saying and Disneyland (the "Magic Kingdom" becoming the "Tragic Kingdom").
This album impressed me enough to make me buy two other No Doubt albums - The Beacon Street Collection is in a similar vein to this one, but a little more hit-and-miss, but tracks like "Open The Gate", "Greener Pastures" and "Dog House" make it worth the purchase. Return Of Saturn (their latest release) is kinda weird... it's not as instantly accessible as Tragic Kingdom, but gets better with each listen.
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31 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tragic Kingdom is a roller coaster ride of song styles November 20, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Gwen Stefani.The two most exciting words in music.This latest cd by CA band No Doubt is an ode to its members many song styles.The album starts with the ska-ish Spiderwebs which has Gwens voice accompanying loud blaring horns.The next track, Excuse Me MR,is a rather punk like song about lack of attention.Just A Girl is a new wave song about stereotypes portrayed in the media.Happy Now? provides a rather Alanis Morisette flavor to the cd. Different People is a look at the many groups of people in the world.Hey You is a song about crushed dreams of marriage.The Climb is simply a masterpiece about the bands trials and tribulations.Sixteen is a punk/metal song about being a misunderstood teenager.The reggae tinged Sunday Morning is a catchy song about other points of view.Dont Speak is a power ballad that talks about a great relationship going to pieces.You Can Do It is a song that adds a disco like flavor to this album. World Go Round is a song about the world today. End It On This is a break up song and Tragic Kingdom is a twisted view on Disney World. In essence this is a wonderful akbum that you should own no matter who you are.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magic Kingdom July 19, 2000
Format:Audio CD
No Doubt came from out of nowhere to reach the top of the charts with this ska-tinged cd. The album is a therapy session for lead singer and main songwriter, Gwen Stefani. She and bassist Tony Kanal were a long time couple and just prior to starting work on the album they broke up. Gwen wrote many the songs about the demise of their relationship. "Excuse Me Mr.", "Hey You", "End It On This", "Happy Now?", "Don't Speak" & "Tragic Kingdom" all deal with Gwen's hurt over the break up. In songs like "Spiderwebs", "Just A Girl", "The Climb" and "You Can Do It", Gwen is trying to cope with life after the breakup and her anger towards Tony. Matthew Wilder, who was a one hit wonder in the 80's, tempers the heavy ska music the band played with a more accessable sound. The songs are about the hurt and anger of a broken relationship, but the music has a bright and sunny feel to it. In the tradition of Fleetwood Mac's Rumours, the tensions between former lovers create great music.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars No Problems at All
Love this album! I was also surprised to see that by vinyl was orange, but it looks awesome. Everything arrived on time and in perfect condition. Read more
Published 16 days ago by Mollie
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the great albums of the 90s
I usually get albums on vinyl that are cheap, or they are great full albums and I like to force myself to listen to them in their entirety. This album is one of the latter. Read more
Published 1 month ago by FikeMernandez
5.0 out of 5 stars A must buy if you were a teenager on the 90's
Being a teenager on Rio de Janeiro of 1990's was listen to everything pop music had to offer. On the summer of 1997, it was impossible to turn on the radio and not listen to... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Hugo Cals L. Almeida
5.0 out of 5 stars They are AWESOME in concert! LOVE HER PASSION and her HUGE ATTITUDE!...
They are AWESOME in concert! LOVE HER PASSION and her HUGE ATTITUDE! Classics of mid-nineties with STYLE! I love her music now!
Published 2 months ago by Erich
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific
No Doubt's very best work. I get nostalgic listening to this, but the album would be great even if I heard it for the first time today. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Bobby
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic 90s Alternative CD
Tragic Kingdom is a treasure from beginning to end. No idea how many times I've listened to this CD but it was one of the many that soundtracked my youth. Read more
Published 4 months ago by missd311
5.0 out of 5 stars great album
I love Gwen and the band great songs on this album if you like rock pop you will like this album.
Published 4 months ago by susiea
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD!
This is probably the best CD that No Doubt has anywhere IMO! You won't regret having this CD, highly recommended for listening pleasure!
Published 6 months ago by Rick
3.0 out of 5 stars This vinyl has poor sound quality. Disappointed!
This album is one of my all-time favourites, so it was without any hesitation that I bought the vinyl.

Unfortunately, the vinyl is a huge disappointment. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Silencer13
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic
Everyone should own this album, that's all there is to it. Nostalgia at it's finest, IMO the best No Doubt ever had to offer.
Published 7 months ago by Amanda W
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