YMMV: No Doubt

  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: Gwen in "A Simple Kind of Life" when she says "You seem like you'd be a good dad"
  • Ear Worm: Frequently. Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" being the worst offender.
  • Epic Riff: "Just A Girl".
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: John Spence, the original vocalist. He was considered very energetic and wild onstage, but a few days before their first big performance, John committed suicide. The band later on learned from his suicide note that he was nervous about the pressures of being on stage, leading to his suicide. Despite little to no recording exists of John's time in the band, many consider him a huge influence on the band.
  • Face of the Band/Smurfette Breakout: Gwen Stefani. There's a reason her page redirects here. The video for "Don't Speak" might as well have been three minutes of a lamp shade.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: Return of Saturn and Rock Steady.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Gwen and Shirley Manson.
  • Signature Song: "Don't Speak" for No Doubt, "Hollaback Girl" for Gwen's solo career.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: "You Can Do It" sounds similar to the Mr.T Animated Series theme
  • Tear Jerker: "I always thought/I'd be a mom" from "Simple Kind Of Life," written at a point in time in her relationship with Bush singer Gavin Rossdale. While they eventually married and had a child, this line can still bring out the waterworks.
    • Don't Speak itself is a huge tear jerker. The pain is so evident in Gwen's voice, it's almost hard to listen too, god forbid you see her sing it live during the Tragic Kingdom tour, it may start the water works before she even sings.
    • Ex-Girlfriend is essentially the follow-up of Don't Speak. Even though the tone is mellower and slightly more upbeat, it's hard not to feel the anguish listening to it.
    • The demo song 'Dear John', speaking about their first vocalist, John Spence, and his suicide.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: There are four They Changed It, Now It Sucks camps for No Doubt:
    • The largest threw up its hands after Rock Steady, which was much more pop- and dance-oriented than previous albums.
    • Another group was thoroughly disillusioned by Return of Saturn, the band's long-awaited follow-up to the absurdly popular Tragic Kingdom. Whatever ROS' appeal, it was a different sound from that heard in TK.
    • The "I-knew-them-when" camp abandoned the band as soon as it released its first (unsuccessful) album in 1992. This group prefers to think of No Doubt as the bad-ass punk/ska band that tore through a series of Southern California bars and tiny venues in the late 80's and early 90's.
    • Finally, there is a new camp that bashes their 2012 reunion Push and Shove for being WAY too poppy, electronic and less Tragic Kingdom-esque than they expected.
    • As far as the music goes, the title track of Tragic Kingdom reads as a They Changed It, Now It Sucks song: "Disneyland sucks now because Walt Disney died and prices went up with inflation, and people who still like it are deluded sheep" seems to be the message here.
  • Tough Act to Follow: Topping Tragic Kingdom was pretty much impossible until they developed their sound beyond the third wave ska that made them famous.