Let Love In (w/ Bonus DVD) - 12063253
|The Goo Goo Dolls' transformation from thrashy alternative rockers to polished mainstream pop-rock stars was complete by the early 1990s, so it's no surprise that 2006's LET LOVE IN continues the sound that brought the band their greatest commercial success. In fact, LET LOVE IN is the group's cleanest and slickest effort, packed front to back with melodic, mid-tempo, and ballad-oriented MOR rock that borders at times on adult contemporary pop.
Thanks in large part to the production of Glen Ballard (who has produced Alanis Morissette and the Dave Matthews Band) there are few of the Goo Goo Dolls' original edges left. Yet this shouldn't bother fans who came to love the band after albums like A BOY NAMED GOO. The pleasant, well-crafted music here should please fans of any style of mainstream rock that's not too hard on the ears.