No Doubt ‘rocks steady’ with new CD

The latest effort by alternative band No Doubt entitled Rock Steady is sure to have its strong fan base doing the same.

The Anaheim, Calif., natives have come a long way since being an opening act for groups like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Urban Dance Squad, and Fishbone.

With successful past efforts such as Tragic Kingdom and Return of Saturn to their credit, No Doubt has achieved an almost cult following.

The ill-fated relationship between lead vocalist Gwen Stefani and bassist/band member Tony Kanal has been widely publicized and has admittedly been the source of much of the material Stefani has composed.

Rock Steady revisits many of those same relationship experiences through songs like “Detective” and “Don’t Let Me Down”.

In fact, this album sounds more like a heart-broken girl’s diary put to music.

In most cases this would quickly grow annoying and redundant to the listener.

However, No Doubt skillfully and in an inventive fashion pulls off a marriage between melancholy lyrics and a blend of pop, reggae, and ’70s rock.

Rock Steady makes its own unique mark using genuine talent in a music industry currently flooded by boy bands and synchronized dance steps.

Rock Steady is the album’s title, however, it’s trip to the top of the music charts looks like it might happen sooner than later. And for those who aren’t sure of No Doubt’s ability, well, you’ll just have to give them the benefit of the doubt.