Nearly 10 years after her last solo album, Gwen Stefani issued This Is What The Truth Feels Like, a deeply personal full-length, on Friday (Mar. 18). It may be Gwen’s most emotionally raw record yet, since she’s mourned her marriage to Gavin Rossdale with “Used To Love You” and written a tribute to her new beau, Blake Shelton, with “Make Me Like You."
Maybe you're a fan of "Hollaback Girl," "The Sweet Escape," "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" or any of Stefani's other hit singles, but there's a treasure trove of Gwen and No Doubt tracks that are just as essential. After you run through her newest release, listen to the songs that you may have missed over the years from Gwen.
No Doubt’s breakout album Tragic Kingdom was full of gems, though the public really only paid mind to singles like "Don't Speak," “Spiderwebs” and “Just A Girl.” “Different People” was a raw, moody track that highlighted Gwen’s incredible vocal range. Plus, it’s always great to revisit No Doubt’s ska beginning.
This No Doubt cut comes from 2001’s Rock Steady and serves as a final ultimatum to a disappointing person. What’s interesting is that this record is where you see Gwen transitioning to pop, but this song incorporates a stripped-down drum melody reminiscent of the band’s early records.
While No Doubt’s 2012 album Push And Shove was a much-anticipated return for the band, it didn’t necessarily resonate with die-hard Gwen fans. “Undone,” however, is a gorgeous, shamefully overlooked ballad from the record that shows No Doubt really pushing through into heavily produced pop.