Let Love In

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  • Summary: Glen Ballard produced the band's eighth studio album.
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  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Unlike its predecessor, there isn't much to dig into here; what you hear upon that first listen is exactly what you get.
  2. Although a few of the cuts on Let Love In sound somewhat formulaic, the pop sheen mostly agrees with Rzeznik’s lived-in voice and cloaked lyrics.
  3. Q Magazine
    60
    This is music precision-built for vast stadiums. [Aug 2006, p.112]
  4. Rolling Stone
    60
    Let Love In burns with the same slightly cheesy Springsteenian passion as the Dolls' multiplatinum records. [4 May 2006, p.59]
  5. Entertainment Weekly
    58
    Their punk roots are virtually nowhere to be found; now it's all overblown power chords, tambourines, and lovelorn lyrics. [28 Apr 2006, p.135]
  6. Has its moments, but it comes across as a baby step forward.
  7. Blender
    30
    Only one song exhibits any nuance or creativity--a cover of Supertramp's 1977 lark "Give a Little Bit." [May 2006, p.106]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 29
  2. Negative: 6 out of 29
  1. KarenH
    Apr 28, 2006
    10
    I love this cd. The Goo Goo dolls are an awesome band.
  2. DebbieC
    Jul 21, 2006
    10
    I haven't a bad word to say about this cd I think as always..with every Goo cd...they grow...we all love the punk influence of their I haven't a bad word to say about this cd I think as always..with every Goo cd...they grow...we all love the punk influence of their past, and I dont think for a second that has left them however it is a new day and their not little boys.. atleast they havent given us 12 cds that are all mimicking the one prior...like so many bands and cds out there right now ..love the lyrics...love this band forevermore! Expand
  3. mellf.
    Jul 16, 2007
    10
    LOVE IT! EVERYONE, ok if you hate the goo goo dolls you should just go away and never come back to social life, because you don't have a LOVE IT! EVERYONE, ok if you hate the goo goo dolls you should just go away and never come back to social life, because you don't have a taste in music..at all!!!!!!!!! Expand
  4. edmundg
    Jul 6, 2006
    8
    Although a little too soft. You won't find 'Naked' or 'January Friend' hidden in the tracks. Let Love In is Although a little too soft. You won't find 'Naked' or 'January Friend' hidden in the tracks. Let Love In is ultimately a winner. Rzezniks sad but hopeful themes captivate you, even if it feels a little too clean. Hell, he could only write one Name. Expand
  5. mattg
    Jun 24, 2006
    7
    it was pretty good, but it felt like most songs were missing that punch that drives most of their other records to the sucess they clearly it was pretty good, but it felt like most songs were missing that punch that drives most of their other records to the sucess they clearly didn't get on this one. most of the songs had powerful lyrics, but the actual music didn't seem to fit. too many ballads and not enough rock, which is what most goo fans were looking for Expand
  6. MattD.
    Apr 26, 2006
    6
    This album is pleasant soft rock. That alone is a reason for buying it - especially for Goo Goo Dolls fans such as I. It's a nice This album is pleasant soft rock. That alone is a reason for buying it - especially for Goo Goo Dolls fans such as I. It's a nice alternative to the James Blunts and Daniel Powters out there. But Let Love In is pretty much stripped of the Goo Goo Dolls' signature power pop. I expected more from this album. Expand
  7. TylerK
    May 18, 2006
    0
    This album is bad...even by the Goo Goo Doll's standards. Instead of even trying to woo the musical godess, they just sat there and This album is bad...even by the Goo Goo Doll's standards. Instead of even trying to woo the musical godess, they just sat there and masturbated out some music. Absolutely dissapointed in it. Expand

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