Monday, September 22, 2008

Gym Class Heroes: The Quilt (CD Review)

Not Worth It

Small doses, that’s how I prefer to listen to Gym Class Heroes. A song here or there, inserted randomly on my mp3 player or on a mix CD. This CD is a bit more laid back that The Papercut Chronicles or As Cruel As School Children, and it seems a bit more grown up. That might be okay for hardcore GCH fans, but for the casual listener, like myself, what drew me to them in the first place was the more juvenile tracks, songs that may be sub-par technically to these new tracks, but they were fun, fun to sing with and nod your head to. With the laid back feel and guest appearances like Estelle on Guilty as Charged and Daryl Hall from Hall & Oates (!) on Live Forever (Fly with Me) make this feel more like and R&B album than a rap one. The only two tracks I can really see myself listening to more than a handful of times are Live a Little and maybe No Place to Run, but odds are that if they did find themselves on my mp3 player, I’d probably skip to the next song.

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