No Doubt released their self-titled debut album on March 17, 1992. At the time, Gwen Stefani's brother, Eric, was still the principle songwriter and his keyboard played a more prominent role in the music. No Doubt is bright, fun, and carefree in attitude and style, and the band were happy to tackle silly topics like hunger and going to the dentist. The music combined ska punk and new wave with a more overtly pop style, making for a unique album that contrasted with the angsty grunge music that was popular at the time. Though No Doubt was released on a major label, Interscope, it was not promoted heavily and was a commercial failure. Its only single, "Trapped In A Box," was funded by the band members themselves, though it did not improve the album's sales or reception. Nonetheless, No Doubt is a confident and enthusiastic album that presented the band's personality and talent. It was not until Tragic Kingdom came out three years later that No Doubt really hit it big.
Highlights on No Doubt include "Trapped In A Box," "Sad For Me," "Sometimes," and "Brand New Day."
|1||BND||Eric Stefani, Tony Kanal|
|2||Let's Get Back||Gwen Stefani, Eric Stefani, Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont|
|4||Get On The Ball||Gwen Stefani, Eric Stefani|
|5||Move On||Gwen Stefani, Eric Stefani, Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont, Adrian Young|
|6||Sad For Me||Gwen Stefani, Eric Stefani|
|7||Doormat||Gwen Stefani, Eric Stefani, Tony Kanal|
|8||Big City Train||Gwen Stefani, Eric Stefani, Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont|
|9||Trapped In A Box||Gwen Stefani, Eric Stefani, Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont|
|10||Sometimes||Gwen Stefani, Eric Stefani, Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont|
|12||A Little Something Refreshing||Eric Stefani|
|13||Paulina||Eric Stefani, Gabriel Gonzalez II, Chris Leal|
|14||Brand New Day||Eric Stefani, Tony Kanal|