In the opening scene of Young Adult, Mavis Gary (Charlize Theron) digs through her closet to find an old mixtape with the words “Mad Love, Buddy” scrawled onto Side A. She hops into her shiny new Mini Cooper and jams the cassette into her car stereo. (I realize this seems like a glaring continuity error, but stay with me). Out of the speakers pours Teenage Fanclub‘s “The Concept,” which Mavis replays over and over on her way back home to Mercury, Minnesota.
After hearing this song five times throughout the movie, what’s one more?
No Doubt’s new single is totally what the doctor ordered…in 1999. You know what, though? I like the fact that “Settle Down” is a No Doubt song that sounds like a No Doubt song. Nice work Gwen Stefani and company, we’re glad you’re back!