Let Love In

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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Slick and safe; lots here for kids to enjoy.

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 3 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

One or two instances of dark imagery; nothing very strong.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

One reference to addictive love with a "junkie" metaphor.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that there is one addictive-love junkie reference and a little nihilism, but this is tame by most contemporary standards. Mostly, the Goo Goo Dolls' lyrics offer the kind of romantic, obtuse poetry some tweens and teens crave.

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Teen, 13 years old Written byMaya13 August 8, 2012


I was 7 when this song came out. I love this song. You should listen to it.
Teen, 13 years old Written byjk321 May 13, 2009


The Goo Goo Dolls are a great band so you know this album is going to be great. The writing is greast, the melody everything, i highly recommend it to any Goo G... Continue reading

What's the story?

The Goo Goo Dolls might have one of the most wonderful names in all of pop music, and the trio's performances on LET LOVE IN are pretty nice, too. Emotional and poetic, the songs seem made to satisfy the romantic teenager's limitless need for obtuse poetry with a backbeat. Predictable and safe, the band delivers solid and well-crafted songs in which excellent musicianship makes up for less-than-intriguing lyrical content. High points include the opening single, a carefully constructed tune called \"Stay With You,\" and the introspective \"Without You Here.\" The band's cover of Supertramp's \"Give A Little Bit\" works surprisingly well.

Is it any good?

Produced by Glen Ballard, who also shares writing credit on many of the songs, the tracks are tasteful, pretty, and perfectly mixed, showing off each band member's strengths to best advantage. Fans hoping for something new and groundbreaking may be disappointed, as the Dolls cover well-worn and familiar musical territory here. But they do what they do very well, and sometimes the familiar can be nice -- actually, really, really nice.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the circumstances that might have caused this band to think up its wonderful name.

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