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  • Summary: The Goo Goo Dolls worked with several producers--including Butch Vig, Tim Palmer, John Fields, and Rob Cavallo--on the ninth studio album for the rock band from Buffalo, New York.
  • Record Label: Warner Bros.
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock
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  1. The set has a fullness and energy-not to mention an arsenal of layered guitars-that give it the kind of muscle we haven't heard from the band in quite some time.
  2. Always something of an underdog themselves, throughout their career the Goo Goo Dolls have quietly championed society's own underdogs. With Something for the Rest of Us, they craft a near-perfect, emotional album that gives a voice and a window into the individual struggles of the large number of "the rest of us" out there.
  3. So while it's a typically polished affair, it is by no means lacking in genuine emotion. [4 Sep 2010, p.51]
  4. There's enough here to satisfy the faithful, if nothing to enlist new recruits. [Oct. 2010, p. 108]
  5. Something for the Rest of Us is every bit as easy on the ear as each of their albums has been since 98's big-league breakthrough, Dizzy Up the Girl.
  6. Maybe the label was hoping to get back some of the Goo Goos' 90s magic, but that doesn't happen.
  7. Frontman John Rzeznik remains an assured singer. But amid his vocal polish is a new sense of strain, and for a band this lightweight, the additional anxiety doesn't flatter.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. May 15, 2012
    Something For The Rest Of Us is a welcome change of pace from the Goo's previous effort "Let Love In". On this record Rzeznik found inspiration and created a concept album made entirely of songs "For the rest of us" Brilliant Concept, Fantastic production and not a bad song on the album. 10/10 Expand
  2. Sep 10, 2010
    I quite liked this album 'Something For the rest of us' by Goo Goo Dolls.'
    For me the best track in the album has to be 'Home' as I really
    enjoyed watching the music video
    and the lyrics in the song tell of a story of a man who wants to go back to his home, he is home sick and it's one of those songs that you would listen to in the car on the way home a long holiday.

    I don't really have a worst song in this album as all the songs have their own unique story.
  3. Sep 6, 2010
    Sounded ike a good old Goo Goo Dolls Album, complete with plenty of cheese! Home, a single, I liked. Not Broken is an epic. Nothing Is Real may be my favorite. Over all, a good album! Expand
  4. Sep 12, 2010
    Pretty Good, Still Nowhere as good as "Dizzy Up The Girl", Still a good purchase for anyone who is a fan, Has some good songs but nothing too memorable Expand