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Helpful votes received on reviews: 90% (47 of 52)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,237,831 - Total Helpful Votes: 47 of 52
Something For The Rest Of Us ~ Goo Goo Dolls
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Having been a fan of this band since 1995's 'A Boy Named Goo', I have seen them go through many musical changes. Their swift movement into producing softer, more mainstream music was surprising but the quality of songwriting remained excellent so I bought every new album that came along, enjoying the many highlights on each of them.

Only 'Let Love In' was a true disappointment. Upon it's release in 2006 I really thought the band had lost their way. Yes there were highlights such as 'Stay With You' and 'Can't Let It Go' but for the most part it was a below average effort...too soft, uninspired and most of the songs sounded the same.

Now here we are in 2010 and… Read more
Beginning Of The End ~ Status Quo
Beginning Of The End ~ Status Quo
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
The song is sure to please dedicated Quo fans and casual listeners alike. This is a return to the Quo sound of old. Beginning Of The End could easily have been written in the Whatever You Want era.

It's an excellent hard rock song with faultless production, heavy and loud with guitars right up in the mix where they should be. It is also very catchy. I've been walking around with this song in my head since the first time I heard it.

If you liked the stuff on Heavy Traffic you'll really love this. Well done Quo!
The Party Ain't Over yet (OLD VERSION) ~ Status Quo
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Tricky one this. Quo's latest offering leaves me with mixed emotions, and emotion is certainly the word as a long standing fan eagerly anticipating each new release.

The album is nothing if not varied, and sometimes it works. There is a mixture of pop, rock and some country-esque sounds. Where the album goes mostly wrong are the numbers NOT written by Quo, instead written by John David. These are title track and lead single 'Party Ain't Over Yet' and 'All That Counts Is Love'. Both these songs sound almost identical but neither are very good; I wouldn't mind the middle-of-the-road style too much if the melodies were catchy, unfortunately they are plain boring… Read more