The Singles 1992 - 2003

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The overall effect is clean, simple fun.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Mostly innocuous, with an occasional refreshing "girl power" moment.

Violence

There's no violence on this CD.

Sex

A lot of relationship angst and some flirting, but no explicit sex.

Language

Clean as a whistle.

Consumerism

No obvious commercial tie-ins or references.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

No obvious references.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that even if the members of No Doubt don't have all that much to say, who cares? This collection of 10 years' worth of singles is harmless fun.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

\"I'm just a girl -- I'm just a girl in the world -- that's all that you'll let me be.\" The cutesy-pie lyrics of \"Just a Girl\" make a crucial point about the restrictions that can come with being young and female in contemporary American culture: living by others' rules, having to worry about the safety of stepping outside. In its own way, the song packs a pointed wallop. The tunes that follow on NO DOUBT: THE SINGLES 1992 - 2003 are peppy, vapid, harmless, and fun.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

The performances of this "best of" album are nothing short of terrific. Gwen Stefani's unique vocal style is perfectly complemented by her band mates' instrumentals. These songs are beautifully arranged and produced. There's nothing new here for hardcore No Doubt fans (well, there's one cover--but it's not a strong point) but obsessive collectors will want this CD, and it's a wonderful starter kit for new fans. If they don't have a lot to say beyond the usual relationship-angst-ridden musings, so what? It's easy to see why all the songs in this collection were chosen as singles. They're really well done.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about female singers who paved the way for Stefani, like Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Janice Joplin, Grace Slick, Pat Benatar, and Chrissie Hynde.

Music details

Artist:No Doubt
Release date:November 25, 2003
Label:Interscope Records
Genre:Rock
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 14 years old Written bydr duck March 12, 2011
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10
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Tween heavy rock songs have the same affect as they always have.

Yep.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 13 years old Written byParamoreFan09 December 3, 2009
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10
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No Doubt's best songs!

These are some of No Doubt's best girl power songs!!! I love No Doubt, really fun! Especially "Hella Good"!
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 14 years old Written bydaphnedue2be March 30, 2009
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2
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This is all wrong...

First of all just a girl is about gwen having to many friends who are boys. And she said it herself, she accidently made a song about girl power, but she didnt mean that at all. And this is age apropriate for everyone, there isnt anything bad in this whole album!!!

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