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Goo Goo Dolls - What I Learned About... CD Review

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Goo Goo Dolls - What I Learned About... CD Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
( Rating: 2 Star Rating)

The Goo Goo Dolls have reached that point where they've made enough albums to put out a hits collection. Their latest CD takes us on a trip from Goo Goo Dolls right up to Dizzy Up The Girl.

What I Learned About Ego, Opinion, Art & Commerce

2001 (Warner Bros.)

The Goo Goo Dolls have reached that point in their career where they've made enough albums to put out a greatest hits collection. What I Learned About Ego, Opinion, Art & Commerce, their latest release, takes us on a trip from their first album, Goo Goo Dolls (1987) right up to 1998's Dizzy Up The Girl.

I was kinda thrown that the love song Iris from the movie City of Angels, doesn't appear on the album. This is probably their biggest hit and something most people would expect to find on the CD. My other complaint with What I Learned About Ego, Opinion, Art & Commerce is that most of the rock tunes all sound the same. They have the same thrashy guitar sound and the vocals all blend together. The same title could have been slapped on a bunch of the songs - since it's so hard to tell them apart.

Goo Goo Dolls do manage to squeeze a few gems on the 22-song album. Bullet Proof is one of the standout rock songs, originally from Dizzy Up The Girl. Naked is also one of the best songs on the album and probably one most people will recognize. It's a happy song backed with strong guitar rifts and it displays Johnny Rzeznik's gritty vocals at their best.

On the softer side, the ballad Acoustic #3 is a beautiful song. The best part of the song is the sound of the gentle acoustic guitar plucking. Two Days In February is great to just kick back and chill to. I like the words and the sounds of the acoustic guitars. But only four memorable songs on a 22-song album does not make for a must-have CD.

The CD also contains an enhanced portion for your computer. The disc allows you to link to the Goo Goo Dolls' Web site where you can get rare Goo Goo Dolls' material. If you're already a fan then I'd say it's a must have - but if you're not, I don't think it's enough to make you go out and buy their other albums.

Rating:2

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