Album of the Day
Released five years ago today, BOXES shows the Goo Goo Dolls continuing to mature without losing the heart and hooks that made them one of the most popular alternative rockers of the 1990s and 2000s. The Warner Bros. collection, the band's eleventh studio album, boasts a variety of musical styles and arrangements but with a solid guitars-plus-rhythm section foundation; new drummer Craig MacIntyre fits in well here. Frontman John Rzeznik is in typically strong voice and has (along with bassist Robby Takac) come up with some terrific originals - “The Pin,” “So Alive,” “Reverse” and “Lucky One” among them. A well-produced set that reached #3 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart, the inspiring BOXES will grow on you with each listen.