God Bless the Go-Go's, their first new studio release in 17 years, doesn't depart from previous endeavors and doesn't need to. Their lyrics never served as plans to change the universe, and they're not any deeper now. "Stuck in My Car" features the group's signature surf pop sound accentuated with a fiercer pulse, and the lyrics amount to the kind of giddy schoolgirl anthems to which even hardcore head-bangers can relate. Carlisle's rich alto voice creaks beautifully as she utters the blissfully campy refrain, "Somewhere the sun is shining/Somewhere the moon is rising/I'm sitting here." Playing guitar and singing background vocals, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong gives Wiedlin and Caffey a hand on "Unforgiven," the first single, which again mirrors the high energy of their classic hits. The '60s surf pop sound, which the Go-Go's used to seduce the world in the '80s, works its charms once again on this return to form.