On "Doll Revolution," the Bangles' first studio album in 15 years, all of the familiar elements are in place.
On "Doll Revolution," the Bangles' first studio album in 15 years, all of the familiar elements are in place. All four members (Susanna Hoffs, Vicki Peterson, Debbi Peterson and Michael Steele) are present, along with their warm harmonies, retro jangle-pop and solid musicianship. The set opens with a zippy cover of Elvis Costello's "Tear Off Your Own Head." This song joins "Ride the Ride" and Steele's "Between the Two" as the most rockin' tunes on the set. All of the band members get time on the 15-song set. Hoffs shines on the first single—the delicate, swoony love song "Something That You Said." Vicki's "Here Right Now" has a knockout chorus and a deliriously happy little beat, while Debbi's "Ask Me No Questions" brings to mind the tender ballads of Christine McVie.—KC