No Doubt
The Singles 1992-2003
Let's Face It
Less Than Jake

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The Third Wave of Ska Revival emerged in the late '80s, when certain members of the American punk underground began returning to the sounds of British ska revival and infusing it with a hardcore punk attack. During the early '80s, this third wave continued to grow -- more bands continued to pop up across the country, but many of the most popular were based in California. As time wore on, the hardcore influences eventually mutated into heavy metal, much like hardcore punk itself. Eventually, the third wave of ska revivalists broke into the American mainstream, thanks to the success of fellow Californian punk revivalists Green Day and the Offspring. The first third wave band to break big was Rancid, but they were quickly followed by groups like No Doubt, Goldfinger, Sublime, and Dancehall Crashers; the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, who were one of the leading figures of the scene in the early '90s, just missed the commercial bandwagon. Most of the bands that followed Rancid into the charts emphasized metal over ska, but some -- like No Doubt -- drew from new wave pop roots as well, while Rancid themselves managed to stay true to both ska revival and punk. During 1996, the third wave of ska revival became one of the most popular forms of alternative music in the United States.

Third Wave Ska Revival Artists Highlights

No Doubt
No Doubt
Less Than Jake
Less Than Jake
Voodoo Glow Skulls
Voodoo Glow Skulls
Sublime
Sublime
Skinnerbox
Skinnerbox
Goldfinger
Goldfinger

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Third Wave Ska Revival Album Highlights

The Singles 1992-2003
No Doubt
The Singles 1992-2003
Let's Face It
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Let's Face It
...And Out Come the Wolves
Rancid
...And Out Come the Wolves
Tragic Kingdom
No Doubt
Tragic Kingdom
Icon
No Doubt
Icon
Return of Saturn
No Doubt
Return of Saturn

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Third Wave Ska Revival Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Hella Good No Doubt
The Rascal King The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Roots Radical Rancid
Just a Girl No Doubt
Just a Girl No Doubt
Ex-Girlfriend No Doubt
What I Got Sublime
Vulnerability Operation Ivy
What I Got Sublime
Pictures to Prove It
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

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