Cause I Sez So

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Cause I Sez So
Studio album by New York Dolls
Released May 5, 2009
Genre Rock and roll
Label Atco
Producer Todd Rundgren
New York Dolls chronology
One Day It Will Please Us to Remember Even This
(2006)
Cause I Sez So
(2009)
Dancing Backward in High Heels
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Club B+[2]
The Austin Chronicle 3/5 stars[3]
BBC Music (favorable)[4]
Boston Phoenix 4/4 stars[5]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[6]
Robert Christgau A−[7]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[8]
Spin 5/10 stars[9]

Cause I Sez So is the fourth studio album (and second since the reunion) by the New York Dolls. It was released on May 5, 2009, by Atco Records. The album was produced by Todd Rundgren, who also produced their self-titled debut album. One of the songs, "Trash", is a re-recording of a song that originally appeared on their debut album.[10] The album peaked at number 159 at the Billboard 200.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "'Cause I Sez So" (David Johansen/Sylvain Mizrahi) – 3:06
  2. "Muddy Bones" (David Johansen/Sami Yaffa) – 3:00
  3. "Better Than You" (David Johansen/Steve Conte) – 3:22
  4. "Lonely So Long" (David Johansen/Sylvain Mizrahi) – 4:05
  5. "My World" (David Johansen/Sylvain Mizrahi) – 3:26
  6. "This Is Ridiculous" (David Johansen/Steve Conte) – 3:15
  7. "Temptation to Exist" (David Johansen/Sami Yaffa/Steve Conte) – 4:02
  8. "Making Rain" (David Johansen/Sylvain Mizrahi) – 4:06
  9. "Drowning" (David Johansen/Sylvain Mizrahi) – 3:32
  10. "Nobody Got No Bizness" (David Johansen/Sylvain Mizrahi/Steve Conte) – 2:58
  11. "Trash" (David Johansen/Sylvain Mizrahi) – 3:52
  12. "Exorcism of Despair" (David Johansen/Sylvain Mizrahi) – 2:45
  13. "Lipstick, Powder & Paint" – 3:26 (iTunes bonus track)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deming, Mark (2009-05-05). "'Cause I Sez So - New York Dolls". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  2. ^ "A.V. Club". Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  3. ^ "New York Dolls - Music Review". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  4. ^ "Music - Review of New York Dolls - Cause I Sez So". BBC. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  5. ^ JEFF TAMARKIN (2009-04-28). "New York Dolls | 'Cause I Sez So - CD Reviews". Thephoenix.com. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  6. ^ Burson, Harry. "New York Dolls: 'Cause I Sez So < PopMatters". Popmatters.com. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  7. ^ "CG: new york dolls/". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  8. ^ Christian Hoard (2009-05-01). "'Cause I Sez So | Album Reviews". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  9. ^ Kandell, Steve. "New York Dolls, 'Cause I Sez So' (Atco/Rhino)". SPIN.com. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  10. ^ "New York Dolls announce "Cause I Sez So"". Punknews.org. 2008-03-05. Retrieved 2009-03-06.