What I Learned About Ego, Opinion, Art & Commerce

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Ego, Opinion, Art & Commerce
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Compilation album by
ReleasedJuly 17, 2001
Recorded1987–2000
GenreAlternative rock
Length78:36
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerGoo Goo Dolls
Goo Goo Dolls chronology
Dizzy Up the Girl
(1998)
Ego, Opinion, Art & Commerce
(2001)
Gutterflower
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly(B)[2]

What I Learned About Ego, Opinion, Art & Commerce (often referred to simply as EOAC) is a compilation album by American rock band Goo Goo Dolls. It was released in 2001 by Warner Bros. Records and is a compilation of Goo Goo Dolls songs released from 1987–2000.

Tracks 1–4 are from the album Dizzy Up the Girl. Tracks 5–9 are from the album A Boy Named Goo. Tracks 10–16 are from the album Superstar Car Wash. Tracks 17–20 are from the album Hold Me Up. Track 21 is from the album Jed. Track 22 is from the album Goo Goo Dolls. Multiple songs, such as "Acoustic #3" and "All Eyes On Me", have an extended musical interlude. "Two Days In February" was re-recorded by Rzeznik, a studio version of the original, which was recorded outside. "Naked" is an extended version of the original, which was on A Boy Named Goo, and is similar to the version released as a single. All songs are remixed and remastered.

The album is not a typical best-of compilation, as most of the band's biggest hits (such as "Iris" and "Name") are absent. Instead, the selection is a combination of non-singles and songs that were released as singles prior to the Goo Goo Dolls' 1995 breakout, as well as fan favorites and a few of their less successful singles.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Bullet Proof"4:37
2."All Eyes On Me"4:04
3."Amigone"3:15
4."Acoustic #3"1:53
5."Naked"4:05
6."Ain't That Unusual"3:19
7."Burnin' Up"2:32
8."Flat Top"4:29
9."Eyes Wide Open" ("Name" is in this spot on the UK version)3:55
10."Fallin' Down"3:14
11."Another Second Time Around"3:00
12."Cuz You're Gone"3:33
13."We Are The Normal"3:36
14."Girl Right Next To Me"3:44
15."Lucky Star"3:06
16."On The Lie"3:16
17."Just The Way You Are"3:14
18."Two Days In February" (Re-recorded in 2000)3:12
19."Laughing"3:41
20."There You Are"3:05
21."Up Yours"1:37
22."I'm Addicted"2:59

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ego, Opinion, Art & Commerce – The Goo Goo Dolls". Allmusic.
  2. ^ "Ego, Opinion, Art & Commerce Review". Entertainment Weekly. June 15, 2001.