Monday, July 20, 2015

Miggy's Music Monday


It’s a well documented fact that I love No Doubt. A less well known fact is that my favorite No Doubt album is Return of Saturn. Years after their break out hit-maker Tragic Kingdom, Return of Saturn was a rather unexpected come back album. A definite departure from their signautre ska sound Return of Saturn has a strong 80’s new wave influence. A handful of songs off the album were hits you may remember like Bathwater, Ex-Girlfriend, Simple Kind of Life and New. One reason this album really spoke to me was that many of the songs lyrics were all about wanting to settle down, get married and have kids. As if I didn’t already love the fact that Gwen was this super hot chick fronting an otherwise all male band, she also wasn’t afraid to be a completely vulnerable and relatable, regular girl. And if you ever watch their VHS Behind the Music episode the big band 'trial to overcome' so to speak isn't drugs and alcohol which is usually the case, but a break-up between Gwen and bassist Tony Kanal. Being a single, 20-something, Mormon girl when this album came out you can imagine how relatable this all was to me!  Favorite tracks to check out are Marry Me, Magic’s in the Make Up, Home Now, Dark Blue and the really cool instrumental secret song.  You can listen to all these on my spotify playlist here.

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