Gold Medal (album)

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Gold Medal
The Donnas - Gold Medal.jpg
Studio album by The Donnas
Released October 26, 2004 (2004-10-26)
Genre Hard rock
Length 34:01
Label Atlantic
Producer Butch Walker
The Donnas chronology
Spend the Night
Gold Medal
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (70/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [2]
The A.V. Club (favorable) [3]
Entertainment Weekly B [4]
The Guardian 2/5 stars [5]
Pitchfork Media (5.5/10) [6]
PopMatters 9/10 stars [1][7]
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention) [8]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars [9]
Stylus Magazine B− [10]
Uncut 4/5 stars [1][11]

Gold Medal is the sixth studio album by the American hard rock band The Donnas, released in 2004 (see 2004 in music) on Atlantic Records. It was one of the first albums released in the DualDisc format, but was recalled due to a mastering error which resulted in the final track being partially omitted from the CD side of the album.[12] The DualDisc version of the album came with a black velvet limited edition cover slip and the music video for "Fall Behind Me" on the DVD side.

Their single, "Fall Behind Me", was featured as the background song for the new 2006 Nissan Xterra and 2006 U.S. Women's Olympic Snowboarding Team TV commercials. "I Don't Want to Know" is in the Gran Turismo 4 soundtrack and a cover of the song was also used for Donkey Konga 2 for the Nintendo GameCube. "I Don't Want to Know" was also used as the theme song for the first season of The-N's hit series, "South of Nowhere". "Friends Like Mine" was used in trailers & TV spots for the 2005 film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Brett Anderson, Torry Castellano, Maya Ford and Allison Robertson.

  1. "I Don't Want to Know (If You Don't Want Me)" – 3:47
  2. "Friends Like Mine" – 3:38
  3. "Don't Break Me Down" – 3:31
  4. "Fall Behind Me" – 3:23
  5. "Is That All You've Got for Me" – 3:00
  6. "It's So Hard" – 2:20
  7. "The Gold Medal" – 2:13
  8. "Out of My Hands" – 2:47
  9. "It Takes One to Know One" – 2:58
  10. "Revolver" – 3:30
  11. "Have You No Pride" – 2:54

Bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Don't Break Me Down" (acoustic version) (Japanese bonus track)
  2. "Fall Behind Me" (CD-ROM track)

On the bonus DVD of the album, there is a hidden track called "Lost and Found". It is also available as an album-only track on iTunes.



Year Chart Position
2004 Billboard 200 76


Year Single Chart Position
2004 "Fall Behind Me" Modern Rock Tracks 29



  1. ^ a b c Critic reviews at Metacritic
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ The A.V. Club review
  4. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  5. ^ The Guardian review
  6. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  7. ^ PopMatters review
  8. ^ Robert Christgau Consumer Guide
  9. ^ Rolling Stone review at the Wayback Machine (archived November 14, 2007)
  10. ^ Stylus Magazine review
  11. ^ Uncut review
  12. ^ DVD-Audio News: DualDisc Off to a Shaky Start as Donnas Album is Withdrawn [HFR]

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