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Goo Goo Dolls – ‘So Alive’

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

  2. sammyboy516

    Regular Prestigious

    Every time they release something new I hope it'll sound closer to their 90s stuff but it's always just middle of the road pop/rock. Last album had a couple of classic Goo sounding tracks, though.
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  3. Damien Davies

    take me over Supporter

    I love the Goo Goo Dolls, Dizzy Up The Girl is one of my all time favourite albums, but I haven't liked anything of theirs since Let Love In. Their last three albums have been shadows of of the one before it which has just made them get progressively more disappointing. :concerned:
  4. ZooZooChaCha

    Trusted Supporter

    I want to like it, but meh.
  5. jorbjorb

    7 rings

    I'm still optimistic. Magnetic was great
  6. Loki

    God of mischief

    They released a second track that is much better IMO called "Over & Over" and I am a little puzzled why this was chosen as the single after hearing that...
  7. ZooZooChaCha

    Trusted Supporter

    Oh wow. Thanks. Yeah this one is 100% better.
  8. Nick Martin

    There are no answers. Only choices.

    Agreed. "Over and Over" would be a much better single.
  9. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    I thought Magnetic was pretty great, to be honest. As usual, I wasn't too jazzed about the Robby songs, but @sammyboy516 is definitely right that there were some classic Goo tracks on that record. I particularly love "Keep the Car Running." Not a fan of this single, but "Over and Over" sounds promising. I hope the album leans more in that direction.
  10. Eric Wilson

    Trusted Prestigious

    Not bad, but chorus is a bit too repetitive for me. Still looking forward to the album though.
  11. heymynameisjoe

    when the days have no numbers Prestigious

    i prefer this

  12. Nick Martin

    There are no answers. Only choices.

  13. bptky

    Cleveland Cavaliers 2016 NBA Champions

    This sounds nothing like the Goo Goo Dolls, and more like every pop rock band out there.
  14. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    They're down to two full-time members now, right?
  15. Nick Martin

    There are no answers. Only choices.

    Correct. Their longtime drummer, Mike Malinin, was fired from the band in 2013.
  16. Zetsu

    Registered Pokémon Champion

    It's not a terrible modern pop song, but I can't see myself reaching out to it. Good for them for keeping at it, though.
  17. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    Well that's kind of shitty. Really don't like hearing about that kind of stuff. Was there a reason given for him being fired?
  18. Loki

    God of mischief

    It was a dispute over his paternity leave...
  19. Loki

    God of mischief

    "Last Hot Night" was my favorite off Magnetic, but the album never really connected with me like the previous ones had. "Keep the Car Running" was probably my #2 off it. This was my favorite band growing up so I try my best to give them the benefit of the doubt.
  20. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator


    "Last Hot Night" was great too. I think I had expected not to care for anything they made after Something for the Rest of Us, which had zero songs I connected to at all. So I was pleasantly surprised by Magnetic when that dropped. It's not a great record, but I think even their best albums have a few duds, personally.
  21. sammyboy516 Apr 13, 2016
    (Last edited: Apr 13, 2016)

    Regular Prestigious

    I thought "Slow it Down" and "Keep the Car Running" we're the two classic Goos sounding songs on that album.