Gutterflower - Goo Goo Dolls
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

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  • Summary: Believe it or not, these guys have been around for over 15 years now, and this is their eighth release (and first since 1998's 'Dizzy Up The Girl').
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Gutterflower will undoubtedly take the Goo Goo Dolls to greater success, and deservedly so, such is it's quality and consistency.
  2. 80
    The CD unfurls a ragged blend of infectious melodies, couched in brisk tempos, and shimmering ballads culled from the blueprint of such past hits as "Name" and "Iris."
  3. A good, professional rock record, one that sells their sound as if it was as the most commercial imaginable, resulting in one of their most consistent albums.
  4. Gutterflower proves once again that they are masters at crafting instantly appealing pop songs.
  5. 60
    Gutterflower, for better or worse, is a perfectly executed encapsulation of the unexciting state of mainstream rock in 2002. [Jun/Jul 2002, p.108]
  6. There's still a whiff of contrivance about it that spoils the good work. [May 2002, p.112]
  7. Headed for a prom near you... it's the Goo Goo Dolls.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. HaleyB.
    Apr 15, 2002
    10
    I rate it ten...they are intellectual and I am their biggest fan!
  2. JoeyB
    May 21, 2002
    10
    This is one of their best albums yet. Especially the track "Here is now."
  3. Jackie
    Jun 30, 2002
    10
    I'm shocked this album isn't doing as good as I think it could. It's incredible from beginning to end. *salutes. Walks away*
  4. ChrisY
    Dec 19, 2005
    9
    Not there best album but still theres some seriously good tracks on this one, i really enjoy listening to the Goo's. Always have always will :)
  5. Popsucks
    Nov 13, 2005
    7
    The Goo Goo dolls are Indie Rock not Pop...
  6. MarcW
    Aug 24, 2003
    7
    This is a fine album with some really deep tracks. The good songs are all classic Rzenik numbers similar to 'Iris', 'Name' and 'Long Way Down'. However, there is no track which will become ingrained in your mind such as those in 98's 'Dizzy Up the Girl', which in my opinion is still the best Goos album. Great job though. Expand
  7. Texan
    Apr 11, 2002
    0
    Will these hacks ever go away? Not until all the plastic surgery is paid for...

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