Top 20 Singles | Top 10 Albums | Album Reviews | AA Interviews | Best of 2011
 

 

Review Archives



ADVERTISEMENT

The Quilt
Gym Class Heroes
Purchase Online
Reviewed: 10/13/2008 by Ryan


Recently Reviewed:


You Haunt Me
Sir Sly


Somewhere Under Wonderland
Counting Crows


All Together Now
Better Than Ezra

“The Quilt” is what everybody expected. Something gets popular, gets big and also gets a little more mainstream. But with “The Quilt” I think that the group has generally put out a better album by morphing genres a little better, by tightening up the production a little bit, by morphing choruses and what they do that way more than on the last album, and by upping everybody’s dose of Travis McCoy and his ability to rap in a style that’s more original and let’s face it better than almost anybody in that genre. What’s special about “The Quilt” is what’s special about Gym Class Heroes- the ability to have a reggae song (“Drnk Txt Rmeo”), largely a soul song (“Like Father, Like Son), a straight hip hop song with Busta Rhymes (“Peace Sign Index Down”) and a pop-rock song (“No Place to Run”) all on the same album that mesh together in some kind of fashion. The whole albums not amazing there are some weak moments- “Cookie Jar” is yes marketable and going to do well for them, but on this album for this group… it sucks. The same thing can be said for “Kissin Ears.” Overall though the album comes together as a successful follow up and should give Gym Class at least two more hit singles, keeping the machine rolling.

Upcoming Releases
New Found Glory (Oct 7)
Wild Party (Oct 7)
Sixx: AM (Oct 7)
Broods (Oct 7)
The Madden Brothers (Oct 7)
Sleeperstar (Oct 13)
Milky Chance (Oct 14)
Andrew McMahon In the Wilderness (Oct 14)
Foo Fighters (Nov 10)

In Stores Now
Weezer (Sept 30)
Nonpoint (Sept 30)
Empires (Sept 23)
Flyleaf (Sept 16)
I Fight Dragons (Sept 16)
Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators (Sept 16)
Better Than Ezra (Sept 9)
Counting Crows (Sept 2)
The Young Wild (Sept 2)
The Kooks (Sept 2)
Midnight Cinema (Aug 26)
The Griswolds (Aug 26)

Site Map | Facebook | Twitter | Last.fm | Donate | Privacy Statement | Advertise | Contact Us
©2014 Alternative Addiction LLC