Goo Goo Dolls
Something For The Rest Of Us
Opening track “Sweetest Lie” is a bombshell, and points to the quality of the rest of the album. “Now I Hear” features the Goo Goo Dolls’ trademark punky bounce and “Say You’re Free” makes the listener feel just that. Standout ballads include the whip-smart “As I Am” and “Notbroken” which seems as real as a hot tear on a pillow. “Still Your Song” gets better with every listen, and the title cut is as fresh and real as a cloud passing the full moon.
As this album makes clear, these guys haven’t been around for 20-plus years just because somebody behind a desk liked them. They’re full of stand-tall spirit, and if they haven’t already, someday they’ll get their due as rock ‘n’ roll gems.