The Goo Goo Dolls have a long history of creating innovative music, but their latest album, Chaos in Bloom, is a true return to form. The band has returned to its garage rock roots, retooled with a focus on guitar aficionados, and produced an album that’s both impressive and enlightening.
Featuring a mix of new songs and some old favorites, the album’s highlights include the track "Chaos in Bloom" as well as the title song, which boasts an all-star guest lineup including Train lead vocalist Patrick Monahan and singer/guitarist John Rzeznik. It’s also one of the band’s best albums in years, a worthy return to their earliest glory.
The googiest of all the new albums, it’s a great reminder that this is not just a group of musicians who make good music, but who care deeply about their craft. This is reflected in the production values on both the record and its companion album, as well as by the band’s choice of label.
Top it off with a top-notch tour, and it’s clear that Goo Goo Dolls are back in the game. With a strong fan base to boot, it’s a good bet that this album will be a hit.
The Goo Goo Dolls have certainly made a name for themselves with their oeuvre of cult classics. The best part about these classics is that they are still entertaining today. With a slew of new releases lining their shelves, they are likely to continue to keep their faithful adoring fans happy for the foreseeable future.