Has it really been 17 years since the Go-Go's' last full studio offering? The calendar says yes, but the fab five has more than made up for lost time with the deliriously buoyant God Bless the Go-Go's

Has it really been 17 years since the Go-Go's' last full studio offering? The calendar says yes, but the fab five has more than made up for lost time with the deliriously buoyant God Bless the Go-Go's. The set's first single, the energetic "Unforgiven," proves that band members Gina Schock, Jane Wiedlin, Belinda Carlisle, Charlotte Caffey, and Kathy Valentine have still got the beat. Co-penned by Caffey, Wiedlin, and Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, "Unforgiven" is one of those much-missed rock rave-ups that is finding a home at radio, thankfully. As for a potential next single, the label should seriously consider the euphoric "Stuck in My Car," a tour de force that recalls such classic Go-Go's moments as "Tonight." Other gems include the melancholic "Here You Are," the punk-inflected "Throw Me a Curve," and the convertible-ready "Talking Myself Down." Those in search of unadulterated adult-made pop need look no further.—MP

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