Doll Revolution

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Doll Revolution
Studio album by The Bangles
Released September 9, 2003
Recorded 2000-03
Genre Pop rock
Length 60:22
Label E1 Music
Producer Brad Wood
The Bangles chronology
Greatest Hits
(1990)
Doll Revolution
(2003)
Sweetheart of the Sun
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
BBC Music (favorable) [2]
Entertainment.ie 4/5 stars [3]
Entertainment Weekly B− [4]
The Guardian 3/5 stars [5]
Jam! (average) [6]
musicOMH (positive) [7]
PopMatters (positive) [8]
Robert Christgau (3-star Honorable Mention) [9]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2.5/5 stars [10]
Slant 2.5/5 stars [11]
Uncut 3/5 stars [12]

Doll Revolution is the fourth album by The Bangles, it was their first original material since 1988's Everything. It was released in 2003 on Koch Records.

All tracks are co-composed by members of the band, with the exception of "Tear Off Your Own Head" which was written by Elvis Costello.

The release of this album was patchy, being released in Europe and Japan before it was released in the USA.

The Limited Edition Bonus DVD features the digital debut of both songs from their first 45 single released in 1981, "Getting Out of Hand" and "Call on Me", as well as an alternate mix of "Something That You Said."

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Tear Off Your Own Head (It's a Doll Revolution)"   Elvis Costello 3:57
2. "Stealing Rosemary"   Susanna Hoffs, Debbi Peterson, Vicki Peterson 3:32
3. "Something That You Said"   Charlotte Caffey, Susanna Hoffs, Vicki Peterson 4:16
4. "Ask Me No Questions"   Walker Igleheart, Debbi Peterson 3:26
5. "The Rain Song"   Susan Cowsill, Vicki Peterson 3:41
6. "Nickel Romeo"   Steve LeGassick, Brian Ray, Michael Steele 4:57
7. "Ride the Ride"   Susanna Hoffs, Debbi Peterson, Vicki Peterson, Daniel Schwartz 4:48
8. "I Will Take Care of You"   Susanna Hoffs, Dillon O'Brian 3:56
9. "Here Right Now"   Debbi Peterson, Peter Rafelson 3:24
10. "Single by Choice"   Vicki Peterson 3:41
11. "Lost at Sea"   Susanna Hoffs, Debbi Peterson 3:55
12. "Song for a Good Son"   Michael Steele 4:01
13. "Mixed Messages"   Vicki Peterson 3:19
14. "Between the Two"   Michael Steele, David White 3:42
15. "Grateful"   Bill Bottrell, Susanna Hoffs, Daniel Schwartz 4:59

Personnel[edit]

  • Produced by Brad Wood & the Bangles
Musicians
Additional musicians
  • Dillon O'Brian: acoustic & electric guitar, wurlitzer electric piano
  • Bangle Boys Choir (Dave Grohl, John Crooke & Chick Wolverton): background vocals
  • Greg Hilfman & Chick Wolverton: keyboards
  • Greg Leisz: lap & pedal steel
  • Peter Holsapple: mandolin, accordion & keyboards
  • R Walt Vincent: harmonium
  • David Campbell: strings arranger on "I Will Take Care of You"
  • Leah Katz: viola on "I Will Take Care of You"
  • Melissa Reiner & Michael Nicholson: violin on "I Will Take Care of You"
  • Guenevere Measham: cello on "I Will Take Care of You"

Chart performance[edit]

Date Chart Peak position
March 9, 2003 Austria Albums Top 75 36[13]
March 9, 2003 UK Albums Top 75 62
March 23, 2003 Swiss Albums Top 100 80[14]
2003 Top 100 Independent albums 23[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sendra, Tim. Doll Revolution at AllMusic
  2. ^ BBC Music review
  3. ^ Entertainment.ie review
  4. ^ Feliciano, Kristina (2003-09-26). "Doll Revolution Review". Entertainment Weekly: 95. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  5. ^ The Guardian review
  6. ^ Jam! review
  7. ^ musicOMH review
  8. ^ PopMatters review
  9. ^ Robert Christgau review
  10. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 43. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  11. ^ Slant review
  12. ^ "The Bangles - Doll Revolution". Uncut. 2003. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  13. ^ AustrianCharts.at Doll Revolution page Accessed: October 28. 2006
  14. ^ SwissCharts.com Doll Revolution page Accessed: October 28. 2006
  15. ^ Billboard.com Doll Revolution page

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