Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
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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. Kerrang!
    60
    So while it's a typically polished affair, it is by no means lacking in genuine emotion. [4 Sep 2010, p.51]
  4. Something for the Rest of Us is an album to play on the drive home.
  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. Q Magazine
    60
    There's enough here to satisfy the faithful, if nothing to enlist new recruits. [Oct. 2010, p. 108]
  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.
  8. Maybe the label was hoping to get back some of the Goo Goos' 90s magic, but that doesn't happen.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Sep 2, 2016
    8
    "Something For The Rest Of Us" is definitely a solid album, and probably the last definitively solid Goo album to date. The album highlight"Something For The Rest Of Us" is definitely a solid album, and probably the last definitively solid Goo album to date. The album highlight "Sweetest Lie" flourishes through riffs, heavy drum beats and hand claps. "Home", the lead single, isn't anything to write home about, but it is a good lead single choice. "NotBroken" is a lovely song, as is "One Night". The most impressive moment on the album is the smooth transition between "Still Your Song" and "Something For The Rest Of Us", both very good tracks. "Hey Ya" is another highlight, whereas the album closer, "Soldier", disappoints only slightly. Takac's first track, "Now I Hear", is not very good, but his second, "Say You're Free", is so good that it makes up for any mediocrity in the former. Overall, bravo Goo Goo Dolls! Full Review »
  2. May 15, 2012
    10
    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 foundSomething 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 Full Review »
  3. Sep 12, 2010
    7
    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 tooPretty 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 Full Review »