Album of the Day
Following the massive success of DIZZY UP THE GIRL, New York alternative rock hitmakers the Goo Goo Dolls entered the new millennium with GUTTERFLOWER. Produced by the band and Green Day helmer Rob Cavallo, the 2002 Warner Bros. collection has all the studio polish you could ask for without sacrificing any of the passion. Even when the lyrics are wrought with heartache (songwriter Johnny Rzeznik had recently been through a divorce), they're played and sung with never-say-die attitude – and packed with hooks. “Here Is Gone,” “Big Machine” and “Sympathy” were the singles, but the consistent listenability of these dozen originals has made the gold-certified GUTTERFLOWER a major favorite with Goos fans, and we'll spin it again now to wish Rzeznik a happy birthday.