The very first No Doubt CD I bought was Rock Steady, followed by The Singles, No Doubt, Tragic Kingdom, and now this. I'm going to soon buy Return of Saturn. Now, on to the review of the songs, okay? =)
Open the Gate - 9/10 - Great guitar and keyboard intro. Listening to this song, I could imagine the group playing a driveway somewhere in Aneheim, CA, while the whole neighborhood is standing around and dancing.
Blue in the Face - 10/10 - Wonderful music. Great lyrics.
Total Hate '95 - 10/10 - Great song to dance to.
Stricken - 9/10 - It starts out in an almost 20's style big band. Then it picks up.
Greener Pastures - 10/10 - I love the way this song begins. It's a great breaking up song. Ha! Joking. =P
By the Way - 9/10
Snakes - 10/10 - Great metal-sounding music.
That's Just Me - 8/10 - It started to sound like supermarket muzac, but it picks up and works out.
Squeal - 10/10 - My personal favorite on the album. Great song to sing with. I would love to hear a group cover this song. That would rock!
Doghouse - 10/10 - A great way to end a great album. The music, on the keyboard, sounds like Danny Elfman composed it. But still a great song.
Now, you might be thinking, "Oh, he's a No Doubt fan, so of course he won't give any of their songs low ratings." That's not true. I would give any of these songs low ratings, but they're just too good. So, if you have a spare $12.99(or however much this CD's priced near you)+tax, then spend it on this CD.