Our friends at OC Weekly have named Tragic Kingdom the #1 Greatest OC Album of All Time! No surprise here, No Doubt released the album right at the right time and brought so much attention to the area and their local hometown. Congratulations to No Doubt on this much deserved title and kudos to one of the best albums ever.
OC Weekly — 1) No Doubt, Tragic Kingdom (1995)
You can’t make a Top 20 Greatest OC Albums of All Time list without mentioning this record. No Doubt is unarguably the biggest band to spawn from OC and Tragic Kingdom is their most recognizable album filled with radio hits that symbolized the FM domination of Third Wave ska. Gwen Stefani defies America’s perception of today’s Orange County woman–who isn’t always a blonde millionaire MILF wearing designer treads… oh wait. We still love you and wish we were you, Gwen! Thanks for putting OC on the map. We’ll always cherish the ’90s image we have of you dressed in that red dress, holding up an orange.