As Cruel As School Children
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||The Queen and I||Gym Class Heroes||3:14||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitShoot Down the Stars||Gym Class Heroes||3:38||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitNew Friend Request||Gym Class Heroes||4:14||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitClothes Off!||Gym Class Heroes||3:55||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitSloppy Love Jingle, Pt. 1||Gym Class Heroes||1:52||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Viva la White Girl||Gym Class Heroes||3:53||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Explicit7 Weeks||Gym Class Heroes||3:51||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitIt's OK, But Just This Once!||Gym Class Heroes||3:10||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitSloppy Love Jingle, Pt. 2||Gym Class Heroes||1:01||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitBiters Block (feat. Speech)||Gym Class Heroes||3:48||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitBoys In Bands Interlude||Gym Class Heroes||0:59||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitScandalous Scholastics||Gym Class Heroes||4:17||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||On My Own Time (Write On!)||Gym Class Heroes||4:40||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Cupid's Chokehold / Breakfast in America (feat. Patrick Stump) [Radio Mix]||Gym Class Heroes featuring Patrick Stump||3:57||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitSloppy Love Jingle, Pt. 3||Gym Class Heroes||2:15||£0.79||View In iTunes|
Implementing live instruments instead of looped samples or beats — and helmed by the quick tongue of MC Travis McCoy — there's really no denying the enjoyable affair that is Gym Class Heroes' As Cruel as School Children. Launching with the booty-shaking "The Queen and I," the Heroes prove straightaway that they've got enough confidence, catchy rhythms, and sense of melody amid all their tight grooves and emo hipster instincts to keep things moving right along. Being a hip-hop outfit largely residing in the world of the Warped Tour, it somehow makes sense that Arrested Development's Speech makes an appearance ("Biters Block") alongside guys like William Beckett from the Academy Is... ("7 Weeks") and Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump (on the eccentric "Clothes Off!"). But while this combination of influences largely works to Gym Class Heroes' musical advantage and overall appeal, there's still something that makes their music seem not quite like a novelty and more like a fleeting pleasure. How long can a song based on Myspace relationships ("New Friend Request") really last before lines like "My man Tom introduced us but I was too shy to say hi" or "I never see my face in your Top 8" become more annoying than witty? And even if hitting topics like the life of a touring band and calling out fake, trendy music is relevant, by now it just seems more a cliché. The band's sincerity isn't in question and Gym Class Heroes are a talented crew. But ultimately, it's this standard spring of inspiration that keeps As Cruel as School Children from being much else than a perfect hangout record for summer 2006.
First heard Gym Class Heroes on Colin Murray on Radio1 n then Soccer AM so bought the album n was not dissapointed. First four songs are definete purchaces and the soppy love jingles are funny accappella stories. Best Songs - Gym Class Heroes, The Queen and I, Shoot Down The Stars, Clothes Off!, 7 Weeks. If you like these get Scandalous Scholastics. Holla
really good mix
this is such an unusual album but it is so good! i heard of them through watching a Fall Out Boy interview and now i love them! really good album.. best songs: Cupid's Chokehold, The Queen And I and Clothes Off a must buy
Well good album, good first song to release with Patrick Stump and Clothes Off is a great song but why won't it let you buy clothes off alone??? It's the only song that I wanted to spend my last credits on, why iTunes???
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Years Active: '00s, '10s