Tragic Kingdom [LP]

Tragic Kingdom [LP]

by No DoubtNo Doubt

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record)

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Overview

Led by the infectious, pseudo-new wave single "Just a Girl," No Doubt's major-label debut, Tragic Kingdom, straddles the line between '90s punk, third-wave ska, and pop sensibility. The record was produced by Matthew Wilder, the auteur behind "Break My Stride" -- a clever mainstream co-opting of new wave quirkiness, and, as such, an ideal pairing. Wilder kept his production lean and accessible, accentuating No Doubt's appealing mix of new wave melodicism, post-grunge rock, and West Coast sunshine. Even though the band isn't always able to fuse its edgy energy with pop melodies, the combination worked far better than anyone could have hoped. When everything does click, the record is pure fun, even if some of the album makes you wish they could sustain that energy throughout the record. Tragic Kingdom might not have made much of an impact upon its initial release in late 1995, but throughout 1996 "Just a Girl" and "Spiderwebs" positively ruled the airwaves, both alternative and mainstream, and in 1997 No Doubt cemented their cross-generational appeal with the ballad hit "Don't Speak." [Tragic Kingdom was re-released on LP in 2014.]

Product Details

Release Date: 01/13/2015
Label: Trauma
UPC: 0602547047250
catalogNumber: 002208801
Rank: 114

Tracks

  1. Spiderwebs
  2. Excuse Me Mr.
  3. Just a Girl
  4. Happy Now?
  5. Different People
  6. Hey You
  7. The Climb
  8. Sixteen
  9. Sunday Morning
  10. Don't Speak
  11. You Can Do It
  12. World Go 'Round
  13. End It on This
  14. Tragic Kingdom

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Performance Credits

No Doubt   Primary Artist

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