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Classic Box Set Review: No Doubt | Boom Box

If this can't convince you No Doubt are one of the sharpest pop acts, nothing will.

This came out in 2003 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


DISCS: Two CDs and two DVDs.

TRACKS: 63 — 32 audio and 31 video.

YEARS: 1992 – 2003.

LOWDOWN: They have a babelicious singer who’s married to a pretty-boy rock star. They write chart-topping hits with no apparent effort. Their videos are in constant rotation on every music station. By all rights, ska-popsters No Doubt should suck. But if you’ve listened to any of their four major-label albums — especially 2000’s Return Of Saturn and 2001’s Rock Steady — it’s pretty clear they don’t. For more proof, pick up their four-disc set Boom Box. It covers all the bases: You get one disc of hits like Hey Baby, Just A Girl, Hella Good and Simple Kind Of Life; one disc of B-sides and rarities; one DVD of video clips; and another DVD with a full live gig from their Tragic Kingdom days. If all that doesn’t convince you No Doubt are one of the sharpest pop acts around, nothing will.

NEW STUFF: Seven previously unreleased rarities and remixes.

EYE CANDY: Aside from Gwen? There’s a 60-page booklet with lyrics, liner notes and pictures.

DAMAGE: About $50.

 

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