The Goo Goo Dolls continue to exist, continue to make great alt-rock

The Goo Goo Dolls have basically been around forever. We all know “Iris” is one of the best, or most widely known alternative rock songs of all time, but their most recent album has quite a few gems that have so far remained relatively undiscovered.

Magnetic was released in June of this year and, aside from the album’s first single, “Rebel Beat,” most of the record somehow slid under the radar. These songs embody what real alternative rock music should be – guitars, drums, and honest lyrics without sounding generic or repetitive. The three-year lull from their previous album to Magnetic allowed The Goo Goo Dolls to come back refreshed with raw, genuine material suitable for a full-length.

For me, standouts from the album are the (ironically) upbeat “Slow It Down” and “Last Hot Night,” although I did thoroughly enjoy blasting each track in my car this summer while driving around aimlessly with the windows down.

However, these songs are timeless and prove more than suitable for the frigid winter we’re about to endure – especially the more romantic “When The World Breaks Your Heart.”

I promise you every song has the potential to become one of your new favorites.


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