Return of Saturn

Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. AllMusic
    90
    With Return of Saturn, No Doubt have made a terrific, layered record that exceeds any expectations set by Tragic Kingdom.
  2. 80
    One of the better pop albums of 2000, a multi-faceted offering that resists easy labeling while extending the band's mighty grip on the popular imagination.
  3. If you liked Tragic Kingdom, you should love Return of Saturn. And if you didn't, you should still love it.
  4. Checkout.com
    80
    The album still bounces and skips via the ska signature with which No Doubt have marked the world, as in "Staring Problem" and "Home Now," but their forum is much bigger now, encompassing artful guitars, lurking bass and more interesting drum patterns.
  5. In the five long years since that multiplatinum release, these SoCal rockers have nearly been torn apart by fame, and the accompanying mixed-up emotions are manifested not just in the lyrics but also in the album's musical genre jumps.
  6. The music on Return of Saturn... is a bit darker than it was on Tragic Kingdom, but it's no less energetic.
  7. They've calmed their caffeinated tendencies and concentrated on smoother, layered mid-tempo ballads as creamily textured as extra-thick napoleon pastries
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 84 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Mar 11, 2012
    10
    This album is great, it is a true rock album filled with vulnerability, raw power and amazing lyrics! Gwen also admits her faults in theThis album is great, it is a true rock album filled with vulnerability, raw power and amazing lyrics! Gwen also admits her faults in the lyrics. Such as "Artificial Sweetener" and a feeling of envy in "Staring Problem" and heavy emotion in "Magic's in the Makeup." This is just an amazing album. Full Review »
  2. Jul 28, 2012
    8
    Gwen's Vocals Are Amazing! This Is A Very Good Album But In My Opinion Its Not A 9 Or 10!
  3. NatS.
    Nov 8, 2007
    10
    awesome my favorite no doubt cd, the music is deep and full of emotion.