Rolling Stone Reviews “Settle Down”

Thanks to Frisky for sharing a photo of No Doubt’s “Settle Down” review feature from the latest Rolling Stone magazine.

The review has also been added to the website and the community has rated it 4 Stars.

No Doubt’s Buoyant Return — 3 1/2 Stars

The beat is Caribbean, with hints of Seventies funk and Eighties electro percolating up through the mix. There are burly rock power chords. The chorus is a big, delicious, bubble-gum flavor burst. In other words: the first new No Doubt song in almost a decade sounds an awful lot like No Doubt a decade ago. What’s surprising about “Settle Down”, however, is how well the sound has held up: Strip some of the production gloss off ”Settle Down”, and it could be a Santigold record. But No Doubt are unapologetically themselves: still a lovably ditzy SoCal party band, right down to Gwen Stefani’s surfer-chick beatitudes: “I’m hella positive for real… nothing’s gonna knock this girl down”.

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