|Goo Goo Dolls
Let Love In
by J. Doodle Lipscomb
I am writing this Goo Goo Dolls review the morning after the band finally hit up Paramount Theatre in Seattle. Yes, I missed the show. I am ashamed. But am I really missing anything good? They are only a tad bit played out, they totally bombed a live recording by an MTV knock-off channel, and it seems all they write about are clichéd love crap. But still… They’re the Goo Goo Dolls.
Their new album Let Love In flows without the strong captivating hook that Gutterflower had and it is most definitely without the eclectic style that Dizzy Up the Girl candidly expressed so well. Vocalists John Rzeznick and Robby Takac keep pushing their styles in completely opposite direction making the band quite schrezophrenic. On one side, you have Rzeznick’s clear and smooth post-grunge, art-rock, clichéd-lyrics. And on the other side, you have Takac’s unique (to say the least) style that is something you have never heard of before and, quite possibly, something you may just want to try to avoid in the future. Personally, I prefer Johnny’s band.