As Cruel As School Children
Gym Class Heroes
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||The Queen and I||Gym Class Heroes||3:14||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitShoot Down the Stars||Gym Class Heroes||3:38||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNew Friend Request||Gym Class Heroes||4:14||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitClothes Off!||Gym Class Heroes||3:55||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSloppy Love Jingle, Pt. 1||Gym Class Heroes||1:52||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Viva la White Girl||Gym Class Heroes||3:53||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Explicit7 Weeks||Gym Class Heroes||3:51||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIt's OK, But Just This Once!||Gym Class Heroes||3:10||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSloppy Love Jingle, Pt. 2||Gym Class Heroes||1:01||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBiters Block||Gym Class Heroes||3:48||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBoys In Bands Interlude||Gym Class Heroes||0:59||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitScandalous Scholastics||Gym Class Heroes||4:17||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||On My Own Time (Write On!)||Gym Class Heroes||4:40||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSloppy Love Jingle, Pt. 3||Gym Class Heroes||2:15||£0.99||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.
1 word = amazing best album cant stop listening to it :]
they have done it again thbis album is amazin gotta get it... no question about it
one of the greatest albums of the year, a truely great band who are not getting the recognition they deserve. BUY IT!
Formed: 1997 in Geneva, NY
Years Active: '00s, '10s