Album Reviews: "Goo Goo Dolls" by Chaos in Bloom (8/10)

Chaos in Bloom

Warner Records

Producer: John Rzeznik

This iconic band is back for their 13th studio release. It is the first full-length album to be produced by frontman Rzeznik. Recorded in a converted church in Woodstock, NY, the band took their time in crafting a well balanced mix of ballads, rockers and thought provoking material. They also went for a more organic and somewhat experimental approach in terms of sound design. But the hits are still there, like the uplifting “Superstar,” the melodic “Loving Life” and the self-reflective “You Are the Answer.”

– Eric Harabadian