13 Songs, 48 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Led by the singalong hook and stomping thrust of "Rebel Beat," the Goo Goo Dolls make a forceful return with their tenth studio album, Magnetic. The song sets a precedent for an album of melodic rock singles that demonstrate singer/guitarist John Rzeznik's evermore sophisticated knack for coupling emotional lyrics with immediately familiar hooks. A perfect case-in-point is "Slow it Down," which has a sweeping arc akin to the group's 1999 smash "Slide," and yet, for all the big guitars, the album's most skillfully crafted heartbreaker comes with an acoustic tune, "Come to Me."

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Led by the singalong hook and stomping thrust of "Rebel Beat," the Goo Goo Dolls make a forceful return with their tenth studio album, Magnetic. The song sets a precedent for an album of melodic rock singles that demonstrate singer/guitarist John Rzeznik's evermore sophisticated knack for coupling emotional lyrics with immediately familiar hooks. A perfect case-in-point is "Slow it Down," which has a sweeping arc akin to the group's 1999 smash "Slide," and yet, for all the big guitars, the album's most skillfully crafted heartbreaker comes with an acoustic tune, "Come to Me."

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
1K Ratings
1K Ratings
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People need to realize..

the music from super star car wash, boy named goo, dizzy up the girl, is what we all know and love. dizzy up the girl is 15 years old now. To expect them to go back to the music they made 15 years ago in an age where the music scene is so much different is ridiculous. Instead of writing bad reviews and calling this trash, just move on. It's not bad music, you're just stuck in the past and are unwilling to accept the fact that bands change their sound. I think it sounds fine and cannot wait for the release of this album and I am glad the band is in a good mood and can express it in their music.

Zodda23 ,

Easy to blindly slam...

Been there from the beginings in the late 80's...seeing the boys in the punk clubs of upstate NY. Followed them through all the twists and turns....from pop stardom to relative pop stars. Do I love the old stuff? With all my heart. But you know what? A great song is a great song is a great song...and a great Goo Goo Dolls song can be punk riffs, blazing rock, anthems, and pop doozies. This one falls in the latter category, and gets better with every listen. Glad you're smiling again Johnny!!!

John P Crowley ,

fresh new sound, same old goo

The new single has a very heavy pop influence compared to some of their older work however, after a couple of lessons, it really started to grow on me. If you're still not convinced, I'd recommend checking out any of John's live acoustic performances of this song from his current radio tour...it is AWESOME!!!

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