Friday, July 26, 2013

CD Review: Goo Goo Dolls Turn On The "Magnetic" Charm

American rockers the Goo Goo Dolls recently released their tenth studio album, “Magnetic” which debuted at #8 on the Billboard Albums Chart back in June. The album was produced by Gregg Wattenberg (Phillip Phillips, Train) along with John Shanks (Bon Jovi, Van Halen). The album carries a very pop oriented sound with little glimpses of rock with “Bringing On The Light,” but the album’s first single, “Rebel Beat” sound like straight-up pop.

The songs have that pop gloss all over them as hear in the heart-thumping “Caught In The Storm” and the dance beat backdrop of “More Of You.” The Goo Goo Dolls lay out their feelings on the ballad “Bulletproof Angel,” before picking up the tempo for the fun rocker, “Last Hot Night.” The album closes with the highlight of the album, the smooth rock of “Keep The Car Running” as the chorus gets lodged into your memory.

The Goo Goo Dolls are currently on the road with Matchbox Twenty and will be making their way to the east coast in August. For more information on the Goo Goo Dolls tour and new album, “Magnetic,” please visit