EGO, OPINION, ART & COMMERCE
Third Eye / Hollywood Records
Produced by: Various
Released: OUT / Website
GENRE: Modern Rock
Goo Goo Dolls are a great band. These are great songs. And it wasn't until I took this album for a spin in the car that I decided it was a great compilation. My first impressions were that it was not what we were lead to believe it would be.|
The initial press releases suggested an array of rarities and special versions of both album and single tracks - plus a few unreleased tunes.
Not so. But it's still good for what it is - a simple Best Of compilation that spans the band's whole career.
The whole package is re-mastered, but the band's last two albums are still fairly recent, so therefore, the re-mastering has little impact on that material and most impact on the band's earlier material from their first 4 albums.
That's right - for those that didn't realize, the band have now had 6 studio albums.
This is a great album to discover what the band did prior to their breakthrough A Boy Named Goo opus.
And those tracks for the record, are well worthy of owning. The Goo Goo's have always been classy song writers and this material shows that.
The unfortunate thing is there is only 4 alternative versions on here - two from the early days, a slightly different Acoustic #3 and a very cool remixed version of Naked. Below average as far as excitement goes.
|PRODUCTION: 95%||SONGS: 90%||VIBE: 50%||ATTITUDE: 45%||ESSENTIAL FOR: Die hard Goo Goo fans, casual fans looking to score the best of their back catalogue without buying the full albums.|
DISCOGRAPHY:Goo Goo Dolls . Jed . Hook Me Up . Superstar Car Wash . A Boy Named Goo . Dizzy Up The Girl . Ego, Opinion, Art & Commerce