God Bless The Go-Go's Image

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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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  1. RandyH
    Jun 19, 2005
    They are so damn underrated.
  2. Kari
    Aug 3, 2001
    It would be a sin NOT to buy this album!
  3. DougS.
    Jul 12, 2001
    Louder, more confident, and more interesting than one might expect. It is a refreshing sound when compared to the monotony of most pap er pop music on the radio today. If guitar based, hook laden music is your thing, you will love this. God Bless indeed. Expand
  4. JerryD.
    Nov 2, 2001
    It is great the Go-Go's are back
  5. HaroldF.
    Aug 14, 2001
    The only blemish is that it took so long -- 17 years? There seems too much contemplation on the years instead of spontaneous music. But, who am I to complain? Expand
  6. DanH
    Oct 10, 2001
    This is a very cool & LONG awaited album from the first and only all girl band (not group-there is a difference) to score a #1 album. Fresh & fun, looks like some things never change. Expand
  7. JoeL.
    Jul 15, 2001
    The album is fun, however the songs could use a bit more edge. Most of the songs do not sound like they were quite "finished" at the time of recording. Expand

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