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Goo Goo Dolls - Boxes

Goo Goo Dolls, Boxes

Boxes (Goo Goo Dolls album)

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Studio album by 
ReleasedMay 6, 2016
GenreAlternative rock
LabelWarner Bros.
Goo Goo Dolls chronology
Singles from Boxes
  1. "So Alive"
    Released: April 8, 2016
  2. "Over and Over"
    Released: October 12, 2016
Boxes is the eleventh studio album by American rock band Goo Goo Dolls. It was released on May 6, 2016, through Warner Bros. Records.[1] It marks the band's first album since A Boy Named Goo recorded without drummer Mike Malinin, who was removed from the band in 2013. Upon, release, Boxes debuted and peaked at #27 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, with first week sales of 15,000 copies. The album marks the first studio album released by the band to not debut in the top ten since 1998's Dizzy Up The Girl.



The lead single from Boxes, "So Alive", was released on April 8, 2016. A second single, "Over And Over", was released to radio on October 12 of the same year, along with an official lyric video.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]
Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic rated the album three out of five stars and states: "(The band) unapologetically embraces their middle age, excising any remaining hints of the raucous rock band of yore and splitting their time between power ballads and insistent anthems."[2]

Track listing[edit]

Credits adapted from ASCAP.[3]
1."Over and Over"John RzeznikRobby Takac, Craig MacIntyre, Drew Pearson4:07
2."Souls in the Machine"Rzeznik, Pearson3:49
3."Flood" (featuring Sydney Sierota)Rzeznik, Derek FuhrmannGregg Wattenberg4:12
4."The Pin"Rzeznik, Pearson4:12
5."Boxes"Rzeznik, Brad Fernquist4:22
6."Free of Me"Takac3:35
7."Reverse"Rzeznik, Jarrad Kritzstein, Pearson4:13
8."Lucky One"Rzeznik, Fuhrmann, Wattenberg3:05
9."So Alive"Rzeznik, Fuhrmann, Wattenberg3:15
10."Prayer in My Pocket"Takac3:34
11."Long Way Home"Rzeznik, Wattenberg, Jordan Miller3:34
Total length:41:59
Japanese bonus track
12."Walk Away"3:47


Credits adapted from AllMusic[4]


Chart (2016)Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)[5]78
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[6]72
US Billboard 200[7]27
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[8]3
UK Albums (OCC)[9]72

Release history[edit]

United StatesMay 6, 2016 Warner Bros.

In popular culture[edit]

The single, "So Alive", was used in a 2017 television advertisement for BMW.[11]

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