KSL Names No Doubt One Of The Best 90s Alt-Rock Bands

Thanks to Rosie for sharing the link — Utah based television and radio station KSL have put together a list of the best 90s alt-rock bands and have included No Doubt. They commend them for help bringing back the ska revival in the 90s and also mention how great of people they are, their dedication and creativity is why they are still relevant today more than ever. You can also vote for No Doubt for best band at the source!

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From Sunny Anaheim, Calif., came the ska-soaked rock of No Doubt. Its first release in 1992, the self-titled debut, spun wheels trying to compete with the grunge revolution.

The next release “The Beacon Street Collection”, a series of outtakes from the last sessions, faired better. Yet, it was “Tragic Kingdom” that helped spur a ska revival in 1995.

By 1995, the grunge scene was fading, after the Cobain’s death. No Dobut’s “Tragic Kingdom,” produced by Matthew Wilder of “Nothing Going to Break Your Stride” fame, showcased bouncy, catchy blend of third-wave ska, punk, rock and pop into a perfect punch to take over the airwaves of the world.

The band helped bring mainstream attention to other ska bands like Save Ferris, and Buck O’ Nine.

At the 1997 Grammy Awards, No Doubt were nominated for both Best New Artist and Best Rock Album. The album has sold over 20 million copies worldwide and is one of the best selling albums in history and was certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America in the United States and Canada by February 1999.

With a dynamic line up featuring Gwen Stefani, the band’s relationships were also front and center, mostly notably with the former relationship between Stefani and Tony Kanal.

The band continued to have commercial and critical success into the early 2000s with subsequent hit singles, albums and solo projects. While the mainstream interest in the ska movement faded, No Doubt’s songwriting, musicianship and creativity help it stay fresh and stay relevant.

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