C. "Tricky" Stewart; Terius "The-Dream" Nash; Cool & Dre; Patrick Stump
Fueled by Ramen Records
Number of Discs
60m : 33s
Terius "The-Dream" Nash
Album Notes and Credits
Gym Class Heroes: Travis "Schleprok" McCoy (vocals); Disashi Lumumba-Kasongo (guitar); Eric Roberts (bass guitar); Matt McGinley (drums).
The follow-up to Gym Class Heroes' breakthrough album, AS CRUEL AS SCHOOL CHILDREN, 2008's THE QUILT furthers the upstate New York ensemble's rap-rock sound. Not surprisingly, Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump, a frequent band associate, has his hand in the proceedings, producing half of the album, while hip-hop gurus Cool & Dre helm many of the other tracks. Highlights of the energetic outing include the playful "Cookie Jar" (featuring The-Dream) and the romantic "Live Forever (Fly With Me)," which makes great use of guest Daryl Hall's falsetto vocals.
Entertainment Weekly (p.135) - "[I]t's polished, radio-friendly pop. Longtime collaborator Patrick Stump from Fall Out Boy produced half of the disc's 14 songs, anchoring it with guitar-driven tracks that cater to GCH's core fans."
Alternative Press (p.162) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "Every song has an insistent hook, but despite the high-profile hip-hop guests, nothing feels calculated."
Blender (Magazine) (p.79) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Gym Class Heroes can approximate the ecstatic pop of the Jackson 5 as naturally as if they were dancing to 'ABC,' and they skillfully pilfer reggae and pop punk, too."
Guilty As Charged - (featuring Estelle)
Drnk Txt Rmeo
Peace Sign/Index Down - (featuring Busta Rhymes)
Like Father, Like Son (Papa's Song)
Blinded By The Sun
Catch Me If You Can
Cookie Jar - (featuring The-Dream)
Live A Little
Don't Tell Me It's Over
Live Forever (Fly With Me) - (featuring Daryl Hall)