Return

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
On their 2008 debut Return, Genuine Sun comes across as that rare thing: post-grunge rockers without torment. In fact, for rockers they don't rock all that hard: most of the songs feel constructed around lead vocalist Dave Ritz's piano, which also gives them a heavier melodic quotient than almost any other mainstream post-grunge band. When Genuine Sun does try to either rock -- or in the case of "Throw Me Away," do a little bit of stiff-armed funk -- they sound ill at ease, as if they're putting on an act. They're far better off letting Ritz croon ballads and melodic, midtempo pop better suited for adult contemporary radio stations than arenas, as that is their ...
See more details below
CD
$12.47
BN.com price
(Save 16%)$14.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (9) from $1.99   
  • New (4) from $1.99   
  • Used (5) from $1.99   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
On their 2008 debut Return, Genuine Sun comes across as that rare thing: post-grunge rockers without torment. In fact, for rockers they don't rock all that hard: most of the songs feel constructed around lead vocalist Dave Ritz's piano, which also gives them a heavier melodic quotient than almost any other mainstream post-grunge band. When Genuine Sun does try to either rock -- or in the case of "Throw Me Away," do a little bit of stiff-armed funk -- they sound ill at ease, as if they're putting on an act. They're far better off letting Ritz croon ballads and melodic, midtempo pop better suited for adult contemporary radio stations than arenas, as that is their niche: they are modern-day soft rock, built equally upon the jangle of Toad the Wet Sprocket and the earnest mainstream grunge of the Goo Goo Dolls. The lack of histrionic angst in both the band's arrangements and their songs makes Return a bit refreshing: Genuine Sun seems comfortable being the band next door, and there is some charm in that, as evidenced by this debut's best moments.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/25/2008
  • Label: Fuel 2000
  • UPC: 030206172522
  • Catalog Number: 061725

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Feel (3:48)
  2. 2 Return (3:59)
  3. 3 Goodbye (4:17)
  4. 4 Throw Me Away (3:08)
  5. 5 You Said Love (4:53)
  6. 6 Ever Wanted (Shutdown) (4:04)
  7. 7 King of the World (4:24)
  8. 8 Survive (3:36)
  9. 9 Scars of Money (4:10)
  10. 10 Everything (4:07)
  11. 11 Once Again (4:08)
  12. 12 Champagne (5:33)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Genuine Sun Primary Artist
Dave Ritz Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Group Member
Adam Marra Electric Guitar, Group Member
Joe Gerbasi Drums, Group Member
Tim Kollar Bass Guitar, Group Member
Technical Credits
Bob Parr Producer
Chris Bellman Mastering
Tommy Porter Executive Producer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously