Cause I Sez So

  • Record Label: Atco
  • Release Date: May 5, 2009

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Even if the strut is more tentative and the recollections come with a twinge of regret, Cause I Sez So is certainly one for the ages.
  2. The reconstituted New York Dolls stack up awfully well against the original Seventies band, whose glam rock inspired thousands of acts.
  3. Aside from a couple of visceral rockers like the title track and Better Than You, Cause is dominated by mid-tempo blues jams.
  4. Alternative Press
    For anyone familiar with these progenitors of glam punk, 'Cause I Sez So won't surprise. [Jul 2009, p.130]
  5. Uncut
    Against considerable odds--'Cause I Sez So is a bit of a hoot. [Jun 2009, p.95]
  6. 50
    Sez So doesn't particularly benefit from the brighter light. It's all fun and harmless garage blooze--the bottom-heavy slow-burn 'My World' is a standout--but it's ultimately as trifling as their '73 debut was essential.
  7. No such luck on 'Cause I Sez So, an album that, despite a few bright spots, is too flimsy and forgettable to honor the Dolls' legacy.

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