No Doubt   Return of Saturn
3.4
great
Release Date: 2000
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3.0 goodJared Floryan | February 18th 16

Released in 1995, Tragic Kingdom was one of the albums that helped begin the ska revival of the 90s at the time this record first came out, thus persuading record labels to sign more ska-tinged acts so they could attract bigger attention. No Doubt's third studio effort was an ever interesting phoenix back then, and I can honestly say that its batch of tunes are still a whole lot of fun to jam ("Spiderwebs" in particular being a personal favorite). A couple years had passed after Tragic Kingdom's launch date, with 2000 introducing us to Return of Saturn. Whilst not entirely different from its predecessor, ND's fourth full-length album boasts an alternative-oriented sound, thereby also allowing for a greater emphasis on experimentation. Though the record is undeniably neat from a craftsmanship standpoint, its overall compositions (i.e. the amount of diversity) prove inconsistent regarding quality; songs like "Simple Kind of Life," "Bathwater," and "Marry Me" are great songwriting-wise, but then there's drivel such as "Six Feet Under" and "Comforting Lie" which could've easily been scrapped. Return of Saturn demonstrates that there are music releases in the world that suffer from too much variation as much as they benefit from the characteristic. It's a giant step backwards for Anaheim-based rock group No Doubt when compared to the last two offerings, but damn do some of these ditties go in!

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5.0 classictittyfatMUSE | December 10th 14

Tbh, Return of Saturn is a guaranteed classic. The songwriting on this album is everything. Sadly, Gwen, Tom, Tony and Adrian can't coalesce as well as they did during the ROS era. MAKES ME SAD!!!!!

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0.0 dannyboy89 | May 2nd 13

Even though Tragic Kingdom is a bona fide 90's classic, Return to Saturn feels more like a step down for the band. Not a bad album, but definitely has it's filler moments.

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