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  • Summary: Believe it or not, this is indeed a brand-new album from L.A.'s Go-Go's -- their first in 17 years, to be exact. The original lineup (including Belinda Carlisle and Jane Wiedlin) is intact for this 13-track outing, produced by Paul Kolderie and Sean Slade (Hole, Radiohead). Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong is featured on the first single, "Unforgiven." Expand
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  1. Veteran alt-rock producers Paul Q. Kolderie and Sean Slade give the record surprising bite and contemporaneity. [18 May 2001, p.80]
  2. Overall, God Bless the Go-Go's is a spirited, entertaining album that was worth the wait.
  3. 80
    It's the group's continued synchronicity that makes puns like "Kissing Asphalt" both chat-room hip and roller-rink authentic. [Jun/Jul 2001, p.110]
  4. To the credit of the Go-Go's, they don't forfeit any California sparkle with this slick and listenable reunion effort.
  5. 60
    Remarkable less for the tunes than the sheer, punchy exuberance on show. [Dec 2001, p.120]
  6. Recaptures their hallmark bright-eyed power-pop sound while rarely scaling fresh heights. [#184, p.135]
  7. 40
    Most of the songs on God Bless the Go-Go's are lacking the huge hooks and punk spark that once made the group unforgettable...

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