Gutterflower - Goo Goo Dolls
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  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. 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.
  3. 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."
  4. 70
    Goes back to basics with a blinding mix of anthemic post-punk rockers and pretty mid-tempo ballads. [Jul 2002, p.107]
  5. The real problem with Gutterflower is that it doesn't really add anything new to the Goo Goo Dolls repertoire.
  6. Gutterflower proves once again that they are masters at crafting instantly appealing pop songs.
  7. 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]
  8. There's still a whiff of contrivance about it that spoils the good work. [May 2002, p.112]
  9. Nothing here pushes power-ballad buttons quite as overtly as past smashes "Name" and "Iris," but that shouldn't stop Gutterflower's songs from turning up in a Meg Ryan movie or two soon enough.
  10. They lack the melodic range to differentiate the new tunes from each other, or even from songs they've been releasing for years.
  11. Headed for a prom near you... it's the Goo Goo Dolls.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. RobbieW
    Apr 9, 2007
    9
    This CD Is not as Punk as Dizzy Up The Girl or any of the CDs before, but it's still clearly the Goo Goo Dolls, perhaps more mature. This CD Is not as Punk as Dizzy Up The Girl or any of the CDs before, but it's still clearly the Goo Goo Dolls, perhaps more mature. There is not one song on this CD that I do not like. Of course there are only a couple of songs by The Goo Goo Dolls that I don't like! Full Review »
  2. 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 :)
  3. Popsucks
    Nov 13, 2005
    7
    The Goo Goo dolls are Indie Rock not Pop...