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Rock Steady

Rock Steady

Date: Dec 17 2001


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Hannukah has begun! Christmas and Kwanzaa are only a week away! It’s time to start finding gifts for your family and friends!
Music always makes a great gift, so I’m going to continue reviewing the best music of 2001. This week I want to tell you about two hot albums by two hot artists: Everybody Got Their Something by Nikka Costa and Rock Steady by No Doubt.


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Rising star Nikka Costa is the goddaughter of Frank Sinatra. Her music is a complex mix of pop, rock, soul and vibrant vocal energy. I’m not sure why, but it’s taken her a while to become popular in the U.S.
Two great singles, “Like a Feather” and “Everybody Got Their Something,” are finally catching on here and Nikka is featured in a hip commercial for the Gap. So, she is finally getting the attention she deserves.
Make sure to check out Everybody Got Their Something.
No Doubt has been around for a while. Rock Steady is their 5th album in the last 15 years – and it’s a good one. While not quite as cohesive as their last album, Return of Saturn, it is packed with excellent tracks.
No Doubt has changed a lot since its days as a California garage band. While they used to depend on their boundless energy, they now have a diverse set of musical talents to draw upon. Nearly every song on Rock Steady sounds different than the others.
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If you like No Doubt, I think you’ll like Nikka Costa. While their sounds are different, their flavors are similar. Everybody Got Their Something and Rock Steady will make any music lover happy this holiday season!
Are you a No Doubt fan? Ever listened to Nikka Costa? Come to the Music Mix message board and let us know!
Rock on!


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