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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').

Top Track

Here Is Gone
You and I got something But it's all and then it's nothing to me And I got my defenses When it comes to your intentions for me And we wake up in the... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
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  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. Uncut
    Goes back to basics with a blinding mix of anthemic post-punk rockers and pretty mid-tempo ballads. [Jul 2002, p.107]
  5. Q Magazine
    There's still a whiff of contrivance about it that spoils the good work. [May 2002, p.112]
  6. 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.
  7. Headed for a prom near you... it's the Goo Goo Dolls.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. HaleyB.
    Apr 15, 2002
    I rate it ten...they are intellectual and I am their biggest fan!
  2. JoeyB
    May 21, 2002
    This is one of their best albums yet. Especially the track "Here is now."
  3. Jackie
    Jun 30, 2002
    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
    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
    The Goo Goo dolls are Indie Rock not Pop...
  6. MarcW
    Aug 24, 2003
    This is a fine album with some really deep tracks. The good songs are all classic Rzenik numbers similar to 'Iris', 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
    Will these hacks ever go away? Not until all the plastic surgery is paid for...

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