Goo Goo Dolls Albums Ranked

The Goo Goo Dolls are an American rock band formed in 1986 in Buffalo, New York, by guitarist/vocalist Johnny Rzeznik, bassist/vocalist Robby Takac, and drummer George Tutuska. Mike Malinin was the band’s drummer from December 1994 until December 27, 2013. The band are renowned for their biggest hit single “Iris”. Other notable singles include “Name” and “Naked” from 1995’s A Boy Named Goo; “Slide”, “Black Balloon”, “Dizzy”, and “Broadway” from 1998’s Dizzy Up the Girl; “Here Is Gone” from 2002’s Gutterflower, “Better Days”, “Give a Little Bit”, and “Stay with You” from 2006’s Let Love In, and “Home” from 2010’s Something for the Rest of Us. The band has had 19 top ten singles on various charts, and have sold more than 12 million albums worldwide.
In October 2012, “Iris” was ranked #1 on Billboard‘s “Top 100 Pop Songs 1992–2012” chart, which also featured “Slide” (ranking at #9) and “Name” (ranking at #24). The song spent nearly 12 straight months on the Billboard charts, and held the number one position on the Hot 100 Airplay chart for 18 weeks. “Home” extended the band’s record to 14 top ten hits at the Hot AC radio format (more than any other artist in the history of that format) Here are all of the Goo Goo Dolls albums ranked..

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10. Live In Buffalo July 4th, 2004 (2004)

“What can i say? That was brilliant! Those guys can certainly sing live! I was not at all disapointed. They play all the greatest songs and the fact that they just kept on playing even though the rain was coming down in sheets…it was amazing! Great for all those who are particular Johnny fans as he gets soaking;)…sooo hot!! I have a sore throat at the moment and it cheered me up no end. The only down side was i kept feeling jealous cause i will never be able to experience a performance like that as i’m from Scotland:( All the more reason though to have this dvd! Only one word for this dvd/cd AMAZING!!!!!”

9. Boxes (2016)

“Not the Goo Goo Dolls I grew up with. Way too Adult Contemporary – they have fallen into the pool of generic sounds that’s out today. Am still a fan and will always be (DUTG is my all time favorite album, but I can move on from 1998, I thought Magnetic and SFTROU were their strongest releases since then), but this just isn’t my taste. The Pin is a pretty decent track though, and Over And Over, Reverse and The Lucky One have their moments, but otherwise this album is just forgettable. Not awful, but awful for the Goo Goo Dolls. I’ll still take it over much of what’s out today, but I’m hoping they circle back to a previous sound the next album.”

8. Goo Goo Dolls (1987)

“I recommend the First Release to EVERY diehard Goo fan. If you’ve never heard it, you are definitely missing out. It doesn’t suck! Really! It’s reeeeeaaaally good. Ok, yes, it sounds like a bunch of wild, juvinile party hounds but they were really into what they were doing! And the two covers they do are awesome! This isn’t something you can sit around and do soul searching with or anything, but this is awesome party music. Or maybe if you need motivation to get up and clean your house or something, or just have something to jam on the old air guitar.”

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7. Gutterflower (2002)

“I, being a GGD fan for over a decade, declare “Gutterflower” as an instant classic and the best GGD to this date. The Angst element alone is worth buying this CD. If some folks are so-so on songs like Rzeznick’s “Big Machine”, “It’s Over”, “Think About Me” and Takac’s “You Never Know”, and “Up, Up, Up”, I must state that they haven’t let these tunes sink in, or they just don’t get what the artist is really saying.”

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6. Magnetic (2013)

“This album is an excellent return to the style of songwriting that made Goo Goo Dolls famous in the first place. Much closer in style and tone to Dizzy Up The Girl, but with a thumping modern production, lifelong fans and those new to the game will be thrilled. It is worth noting that not only have they strayed from the adult mainstream cookie cutter music that “Let Love In” started sliding towards and they crashed into with “Something for the Rest of Us”, but as an audio engineer I’m very happy that the production of this album, while compressed, has much more room to breathe and is actually LESS loud than the previous two.”

5. Greatest Hits Volume One: The Singles (2007)

“I am a prospector on albums. Sometimes I know only one song by a band, I like it,in this case “Iris.” This band blew me away! All I knew of them was “Iris,” but “Name,” “Feel the Silence,” and others, well all of them, are songs that I will listen over and over again. I bought this thinking it would have one or two songs, but there is so much soul, and feeling that I really don’t have a favorite. Can anyone direct me to other albums by Goo Goo Dolls? I generally like albums, and not just singles. Buy this album.Greatest Hits Volume One – The Singles”

4. Let Love In (2006)

“The name does not identify with the music but this is an album that will suck you in, just listen to the lyrics and identify. Definitly not for the grunge brigade of hard rock but the Goo Goos have shown that they can do rock music that is appealing to the ear. A lot different to the early stuff. This will probably be for all you romantics out there but dont be put off, the music is awesome the lyrics twang the heart strings. A definite must have album and will be played for decades to come.”

3. Superstar Car Wash (1993)

“This is the record that is the bridge between the old and new ( or “young and undisciplined” and “more mature and melodic” ) Goo Goo Dolls. It’s probably their best all-around album. Plenty of super-catchy, highly melodic power-punk-pop. It’s basically just a lot of good, old-fashioned rock ‘n roll. I don’t think that there’s a bad song on the entire disc, and it has one of my favorite songs, period, on it: “Girl Right Next To Me”.”

2. A Boy Named Goo (1995)

“A BOY NAMED GOO is a Great Album overall. I would recommend it to anyone who likes melodic, pop rock with great songwriting to boot. The Guitarist has a better voice than the bass player who sings on a couple of songs. Their earlier albums were more edgier and heavier as a general rule but this CD is when all of their best talents came together and they experienced their first radio hits too such as: “Name”, “Flattop”, and “Long Way Down”. I personally love to listen to the entire album everytime I play it and would suggest that you give the whole Cd a listen. It will grow on you more with each listen and you will become a fan of the Goo Goo Dolls too!!!.”

1. Dizzy Up The Girl (1998)

“I’m no music expert, but I think it’s safe to say this is one of the greatest albums to come out of the 90’s. Out of the 13 songs on the album, 9 were written and sung by John Rzeznik, of those 9, 5 of them were huge radio hits. The other 8 songs are equally amazing and this is arguably the Goo Goo Dolls’ best album, it’s in my top 3 for sure. It’s the perfect balance of slow ballads and perfect alternative rock. I know many people don’t like Robby Takac’s songs, but I do and I think the 4 songs he has on Dizzy Up the Girl are some of his best songs, aside, maybe, from the ones on Gutterflower.”