11 Songs, 41 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Having achieved long-term radio ubiquity with the anthemic “Iris,” The Goo Goo Dolls fully embrace their elder-statesman status on their 11th album. Big guitars and arena-ready refrains abound, with a few key 21st-century flourishes: The propulsive “Over and Over” plays its sparse instrumentation against a backing of stadium chants, while the title track places lead Doll John Rzeznik’s professions of romantic fealty atop a thudding, hip-hop-inspired beat. “Flood,” a besotted duet between Rzeznik and Echosmith singer Sydney Sierota, abandons the riffing for a lighter touch, although the crashing chorus brings to mind love’s initial wallop.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Having achieved long-term radio ubiquity with the anthemic “Iris,” The Goo Goo Dolls fully embrace their elder-statesman status on their 11th album. Big guitars and arena-ready refrains abound, with a few key 21st-century flourishes: The propulsive “Over and Over” plays its sparse instrumentation against a backing of stadium chants, while the title track places lead Doll John Rzeznik’s professions of romantic fealty atop a thudding, hip-hop-inspired beat. “Flood,” a besotted duet between Rzeznik and Echosmith singer Sydney Sierota, abandons the riffing for a lighter touch, although the crashing chorus brings to mind love’s initial wallop.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
236 Ratings

236 Ratings

Jezzavans ,

please no drum machines

the song over and over is the first song I've like from ggd in a long time. I have to admit, I'm 40, so I grew up with superstar car wash and a boy named goo. dizzy up the girl is one of my fave albums and gutter flower had some great songs.
what kicked off the Muzak goo goo dolls music was "stay with you". it seems ever since then, John has been trying to repeat that formula, but toning it down to the softness of iris. I saw them live in 2007 and I remember thinking to myself, "where's my rock music???" I understand al artist need to progress in their careers, but I guess I'm the last of a dying breed that is in love with crunchy guitars and drummers with a purpose.

Spartyfletch ,

Wait and see

When Rebel Beat was the first single off Magnetic, I wasn't overly impressed. However, the rest of the album made up for it, as every other song was outstanding. I pray for a similar fate for Boxes, after listening to Over and Over. It's good but here's to hoping the rest of the album is even better!

Coach Lonster XVIII ,

Bee Bop

Does anyone remember when these guys used to be a rock band?

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