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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'sBelieve 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. The fab five has more than made up for lost time with the deliriously buoyant God Bless the Go-Go's.
  4. Recaptures their hallmark bright-eyed power-pop sound while rarely scaling fresh heights. [#184, p.135]
  5. The music on God Bless the Go-Go's is as entertaining as anything when they were hitting the charts, only some of the lyrics are not quite as intoxicatingly bubbly and fresh as even a few years ago.
  6. 60
    All that pep blots out the undercurrent of longing that made their best '80s songs complicated and bittersweet. [June 2001, p.155]
  7. There's no trace of the zany sass that made the Go-Go's an institution to begin with. [Jul 2001, p.68]

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  1. RandyH
    Jun 19, 2005
    10
    They are so damn underrated.
  2. Kari
    Aug 3, 2001
    10
    It would be a sin NOT to buy this album!
  3. DougS.
    Jul 12, 2001
    10
    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 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
    10
    It is great the Go-Go's are back
  5. HaroldF.
    Aug 14, 2001
    9
    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 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
    8
    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 & 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
    6
    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 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. Collapse

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