I Tried to Rock You But You Only Roll

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I Tried to Rock You But You Only Roll
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Studio album by Leona Naess
Released October 9, 2001
Genre Pop/rock
Length 49:14
Label MCA
Producer Martin Terefe, Jason Darling
Leona Naess chronology
Comatised
(2000)Comatised2000
I Tried to Rock You But You Only Roll
(2001)
Leona Naess
(2003)Leona Naess2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Boston Phoenix 3.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2/5 stars [3]

I Tried to Rock You But You Only Roll is a pop/rock album by Leona Naess, her second album, released in 2001 by MCA Records.

Naess wrote much of the album while on tour in support of her debut album, Comatised (2000). She considered the album a second chapter of her debut, but felt more confident recording it at the age of 26.[4] The title track, "I Tried to Rock You But You Only Roll" and "Mayor Of Your Town" were released as singles. The Japanese release contains two bonus tracks: "Favorite Ghost", and "Come, Come".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Leona Naess, except where noted.

  1. "Mexico" – 3:07
  2. "Mayor of your Town" (Leona Naess, Jason Darling) – 3:48
  3. "All the Stars" (Naess, Darling) – 4:48
  4. "I Tried to Rock You But You Only Roll" – 3:21
  5. "Sunny Sunday" – 4:12
  6. "Weak Strong Heart" – 4:08
  7. "Blue Eyed Baby" – 3:46
  8. "Boys Like You" featuring The Bisons – 3:59
  9. "Hurricane" – 3:59
  10. "Panic Stricken" (Darling) – 4:25
  11. "Serenade" – 4:09
  12. "Promise to Try" – 5:26

Use in Media[edit]

  • "I Tried to Rock You But You Only Roll" was used on the Disney Channel series Lizzie McGuire and the 2002 ABC Nancy Drew pilot.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Boston Phoenix review
  3. ^ Nathan Brackett, Christian David Hoard, ed. (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide (4, revised ed.). Simon & Schuster. p. 568. ISBN 9780743201698. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 
  4. ^ Pesselnick, Jill (September 22, 2001). "Road Inspires Naess' Second MCA Set". Billboard.