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Return of Saturn
No Doubt
Return of Saturn
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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After No Doubt sold more than 10 million copies of Tragic Kingdom, riding that wave of success without toppling over must have been a daunting mission. No sweat for No Doubt. The band toiled as national unknowns with a loy...  more »

     
   

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All Artists: No Doubt
Title: Return of Saturn
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 17
Label: Interscope Records
Original Release Date: 4/11/2000
Release Date: 4/11/2000
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Ska, American Alternative, Adult Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 606949044121

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After No Doubt sold more than 10 million copies of Tragic Kingdom, riding that wave of success without toppling over must have been a daunting mission. No sweat for No Doubt. The band toiled as national unknowns with a loyal local following for a decade before that album's release, and during that time the band members were learning how to be better songwriters and musicians. The follow-up, Return of Saturn, glides along that continuum of songcraft perfection. The band presents a cleaner, less apologist representation of their influences. They pull off some of the more difficult maneuvers of pure reggae, ground-pounding ska, and Cars-esque New Wave. Gwen Stefani, the fearless Orange County princess, belts a powerful pout, her Mae West-meets-Siouxsie Sioux vocal bravado the bungee cord that springs in between the band's retro tendencies and SoCal pop-punk attitude. It seems believable that she could stamp her foot and always get her way, but her self-deprecating confessions evade brattiness. Songs like "Bathwater" and "Ex-Girlfriend" reveal the singer's vulnerability to being hurt or dumped on, and the band's sense of humor and exploration (albeit firmly controlled) matches the songs' sentiments. This group is growing out and tightening up, and while the rest of the ska-punk surfer-dude bands do nothing more than repeat history, No Doubt is creating it. --Beth Massa

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Amy T. (simplyamy) from DAKOTA DUNES, SD
Reviewed on 8/16/2007...
not their best, but worth listening to!
Jennifer W. from FRANKLIN, WI
Reviewed on 3/2/2007...
Very Punky album-but not so much like the ska that they produced in their earlier days.

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Ms. Jap'88 | USA | 01/13/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I really like this CD. This group has a different kind of vibe to their music and I am happy that they are sharing it with the world."