September 3, 2010
New Albums: Goo Goo Dolls and Heart
Goo Goo Dolls – Something for the Rest of Us
The last time the Goo Goo Dolls released an album was in 2006 with Let Love In, which peaked at #9 in the Billboard 200 list. Not bad, right? Ever since their album A Boy Named Goo, the Goo Goo Dolls have almost been unstoppable. They keep producing hit record after hit record!
Now they’re back with Something for the Rest of Us, and their single “Home” off the album is, again, already a hit. I actually like it a lot. It reminds me of their stuff from the 90s like “Slide” or “Black Balloon.” Not so intense as “Iris,” which is good, too, but evokes a much different feel…..
This band doesn’t seem as if they’ve been around for so long, does it? I mean, you can name a bunch of their songs but it seems surprising that they’ve been together as a band since 1986. 1986?! That’s old than me! The Goo Goo Dolls are still relevant today; well done, boys. Well done. Pick up Something for the Rest of Us and its 12 new tracks today!
Heart – Red Velvet Car
Talk about being surprised at the number of years a group has been together… Heart has been together since 1973 and the group had its first top 10 record in 1976. Wowee. They wrote and released one of my favorite songs ever, “Crazy on You.” Just FYI.
They’ve sold over 35 million albums and have had 8 top-10 hits, and plenty of others that were in the top 20, and plenty more that were in the top 50, 100, etc. They’re back now with Red Velvet Car and ten songs to go along with it. Even though some people may think Heart is out of date, I think it’s funny that they’ve included a song on the album called “WTF.” Nice touch, ladies!
I don’t care what anybody says about Heart, but no one can deny that Ann Wilson’s voice is incredible. Even after all these years, too, she’s still got it! Sure she sounds a little less clear and a little more raspy, but give her a break, she’s been singing for over 40 years. 40 years!
Red Velvet Car is their first album in six years (last was Jupiter’s Darling in 2004), but they’re still expected to debut on the charts. Check out the ten new tracks, out now!
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