By Dimitri Ehrlich
Updated February 16, 1996 at 05:00 AM EST

No Doubt’s perky brand of eclectic new wave may herald the final nail in the coffin of grunge. With tingling synth lines, a cheery melody, and polyester production values, the single ”Just a Girl” has a kitschy appeal rooted firmly in the pop of a decade ago. But the neo-feminist bent of the lyrics makes the song more than just another fun novelty item.