No Doubt - Rock Steady
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Release date: 09 March 2006
Reinvention, of a kind, from Stefani and crew...
After years of being in No Doubt , the last five spent enjoying cred-free superstardom, 2001 saw frontwoman and band face Gwen Stefani indulging in a little reinvention. Nothing fundamental, just a couple of unexpected collaborations and a 50s-sex-siren-gone-hip-hop new look. Her stadium-pop reworking of Modjo 's 'Southside' passed unnoticed this side of the pond, but her...
- Jan 7, 2002
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- Hella Good
- Hey Baby
- Making Out
- Underneath It All
- Don't Let Me Down
- Start The Fire
- In My Head
- Platinum Blonde Life
- Waiting Room
- Rock Steady
They've made zero musical progress
- Jul 22, 2012
Throwing out the babyishness, keeping the 'Bathwater'...
- Mar 4, 2004
Over ten years of quality hits from Gwen Stefani and the boys
- Nov 29, 2003
The band are already at work on the follow-up to 2012's 'Push And Shove'
The No Doubt frontwoman says she was playing an 'Alice In Wonderland'-style character
Single fails to chart despite X Factor appearance
No Doubt - Rock Steady: Wikipedia Album Entry
Rock Steady is the fifth album by American rock band No Doubt, released December 11, 2001 on Interscope Records. The band began writing the album with initial recording sessions in Los Angeles and San Francisco. The group then traveled to London and Jamaica to work with various performers, songwriters, and producers. Sly & Robbie, The Neptunes, and William Orbit were among the many artists No Doubt collaborated with on the album.
As a result of the many collaborations, Rock Steady touches on many musical styles. The album focuses on the ska punk and reggae influences present in the band's earlier work while incorporating dub, ragga, and dance styles. The band attempted to capture the vibe of Jamaican dancehall music, and experimented with writing songs without its standard instrumentation. Singer Gwen Stefani wrote her lyrics quickly in comparison to previous records, and dealt with topics ranging from partying to ruminations on her relationship with Gavin Rossdale.
Rock Steady received mostly positive reviews from contemporary music critics, and it was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 45th Grammy Awards. The album served as a commercial comeback for the band, surpassing sales of its previous offering, Return of Saturn (2000). Rock Steady yielded four singles, two of which won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.
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