Happiest of Days
Label: Warner Records
Magnetic is Goo Goo Dolls' 10th album since crawling out of the alt-rock ghetto to become one of America's best-selling acts of the modern era. Because of this success, the band adheres to a formula they know works: heartland pop heavy on balladry. Standing center stage is, of course, the husky croon of John Rzeznik, who goes for the romantic gusto on most cuts but especially "Caught in a Storm" and "Bullet Proof Angel." Both "Rebel Beat" and "More of You" contain touches of electronica, but no worries, longtime fans -- neither one strays from the Goos' proven sound.