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As Cruel as School Children [Vinyl]

Gym Class HeroesVinyl
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If you thought Gym Class Heroes were difficult to categorize in the past, with their latest release, The Quilt, it’s literally become impossible – and we mean that in the best way imaginable. In fact, the follow-up to 2006’s gold-selling As Cruel As School Children doesn’t just see the band expanding on their unique blend of hip-hop, rock, soul and punk, but ... Read more in Amazon's Gym Class Heroes Store

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  • Vinyl (December 11, 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Fueled By Ramen
  • ASIN: B0010M6IV2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #195,030 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Queen and I
2. Shoot Down the Stars
3. New Friend Request
4. Clothes Off!
5. Sloppy Love Jingle, Pt. 1
6. Viva la White Girl
7. 7 Weeks
8. It's OK, But Just This Once!
9. Sloppy Love Jingle, Pt. 2
10. Biters Block
11. Boys in Bands (Interlude)
12. Scandalous Scholastics
13. On My Own Time (Write On!)
14. Sloppy Love Jingle, Pt. 3

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing Album From Gym Class Heroes July 26, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Don't sleep on the latest release by Gym School Heroe's titled As Cruel As School Children. The group has a real fresh sound. The first single from the release "New Friend Request" is something that everyone who is a part of the whole Myspace phenomenon will be able to relate to. "Clothes Off" is an uptempo song that puts a whole new spin on the classic Jermaine Stewart song "We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off."

When listening to As Cruel As School Children I had that same feeling I got when I listened to the Souls of Mischief album 93' To Infinity for the first time. From start to finish it's a solid album and it's the kind of album you can imagine listening to at a summer barbecue or at a day at the beach. Stand out tracks on the album include the first single "Friend Request," "Shoot Down The Stars," and "7 Weeks."

Travie, Matt, Dishani, and Eric have released a real fresh album for the summer. A little Jamiroquai, a little Souls of Mischief and N.E.R.D., a little Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gym Class Heroes have ushered in a brand new style of hip-hop rock pop funk.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Unclassifiable Dopeness {4 Stars} April 2, 2007
Format:Audio CD
I'll admit that I didn't really know much about Gym Class Heroes until I saw them at a show with P.O.S. (Rhymesayers) and K-Os (Canada's finest) back in February. I actually went only because I'm a huge K-Os fan. Anyway, after a few listens to this album, the first thing to jump out at me was how tight an MC their frontman Travis McCoy is. He rides beats very well and I gotta say it's great to hear a young, black rapper (can I call him a rapper?) come out and do his own thing instead of trying to imitate Jay Z or any other "thug of the week." His accapella freestyles (the Sloppy Love Jingles) are noteworthy and worth hearing too. Dude can flow and is a capable singer to boot. The topics range from love to MySpace usage. No stone is left unturned with these guys and that, along with a great sense of humor, is part of their charm in my humble opinion.

As far as flaws go, I couldn't really find any. I mean, some songs hit me more than others, but none of them were bad. Just a little skip material here or there, but nothing worth mentioning. I take that back. "Clothes Off!" was a misstep worth mentioning. Travis' flow on this one is dope, but the hook is annoying. It's the only track I consistently skip. The rest is great.

As Cruel As School Children is an album that I recommend to lovers of all kinds of music. Call it hip hop. Call it punk rock. Call it Pop. Call it whatever you want to call it, but just know that it's great stuff no matter what you call it. I, for one, will be seeking out their previous material as well as any future releases. I recommend adding this to your music library.

Standout Tracks: Viva la White Girl, Cupid's Chokehold, New Friend Request, The Queen and I, 7 Weeks, Sloppy Love Jingle Pt. 1, It's OK But Just This Once!, and Shoot Down the Stars (My Favorite)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent, but not what I wanted from them... February 1, 2007
By Ink
Format:Audio CD
First off I have to give this album 4 stars, it is good, just not as good as their last two full lenghts, and yes this is their 3rd album. I grew up near Geneva NY where these guys are from, I used to go to all their shows even when it was only 30-40 kids standing in an empty auditorium, and i always had a blast. For me, this album is lacking one ingrediant that once made GCH one of my favorite bands, the clever lyrics that strike a chord with my own personal experiences. Both of their last albums had tracks that did that, Decrepit Bricks, Food For Mic Skills, Noah and Faces In The Hall, this album didnt have a single track that stuck out in my mind lyrically, which is sad because Travis is a great writer. I recomend giving the album a try if you like Gym Class but if you really liked the Papercut Chronicles or For the Kids then you might be disappointed but its a good poppy album and has a few catchy hooks. If you just want to sample some songs listen to the Queen and I, Clothes Off, or 7 weeks. And to comment on the person below who was bitching that Cupids Chokehold was not on the album, that is because it is actually a track off of their second album The Papercut Chronicles, I am not entirely sure why they rereleased As Cruel with this song agian, but if you want the song just buy their last album its better anyways.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great & Refreshing Alternative Hip Hop June 20, 2009
Format:Audio CD
I heard first of Gym Class Heroes about a year ago with their single Cookie Jar feat. The Dream, I liked their overall sound and Travis's rapping. Than after searching youtube a lil bit on who these guys are, I heard three more songs "Cupid's Chokehold", "The Queen and I" and "Viva La White Girl" and immediately I became hook. I learned upon myself that those three songs were on one album and thats this one.

"As Cruel as School Children" is one of those albums that can attract Hip Hop fans and Punk Rockers alike, its complete variety that's like a breath of fresh air. I am more Hip Hop orientated, but also love rock once in a while and this is a good mixture of both. For people that love that soulja boy tell em s***, look somewhere else cuz this album is too intellectual for those people. For people that love gangster hardcore rap, this album isn't for you either. This album is for people that just love MUSIC, its for all music lovers that are into any genres, fans black, white, asian, latino doesn't matter, you will love this album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Still Love This Album
Just listened to this album for the first time in a while, and I still love it.

I think they really broke out in a new style and sound at that time. Read more
Published 8 months ago by JFO
5.0 out of 5 stars like it.
I actually enjoyed this cd. I bought it over 6 years ago, and it is still pretty cool to listen to in now and then still.
Published 11 months ago by M. Welsch
5.0 out of 5 stars fast
The vinyl i ordered got to me in good conditions. it was still in wrap as described in product information
Published 12 months ago by Chris Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars good stuff
this is one of my favorite hiphop/rapish albums ever and the vinyl did not disappoint. and paying only $4 made it even better!
Published 20 months ago by Andrew Fioravanti
5.0 out of 5 stars the best song ever
ahhhhhhh! it makes you want to get up and dance. a supper fun song! CLOTHES OFF!!!!!!!!
Published on June 27, 2008 by Jackie Reardon
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun; Sounds Like "Outcast"
I heard "Cupid's Chokehold" on the radio recently and loved the way they did the chorus "take a look at my girlfriend" from Supertramp's "Breakfast in America" and had to order the... Read more
Published on June 19, 2008 by Marco
5.0 out of 5 stars Gym Class Heroes Saves Hip Hop
Gym Class heroes is the perfect fusion of hip hop and punk rock. Dishasi on the guitar is a master, and Travis on vocals is genius, Matt's drums are intense, and Eric on Bass is... Read more
Published on April 19, 2008 by Kimberly
4.0 out of 5 stars From great single to a whole album
I'll admit to getting it for the one single, but I'm kind of hooked. This is just plain fun!
Published on March 1, 2008 by Lowly Peon
4.0 out of 5 stars A good product
What more can I say... If you are a gym class heroes fan then you will probably want to get this. The video quality is very good both for the live and music videos. Read more
Published on December 28, 2007 by Mr. J. Hendrickson-mcdowell
4.0 out of 5 stars An upgrade from PCC.
Although they have a reoccuring track "Cupid's Chokehold" the rest of the CD is playful and fun. Clothes off is a good track to listen to and dance. Not bad. Read more
Published on December 23, 2007 by J. Castro
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take all of this pop and art house and emo crap off of the punk rock...
posting a punk rock argument on amazon.com is ridiculous.

you like your music regardless of what genre it falls into. obviously you don't actually enjoy this music if you're too busy getting angry about what bands you supposedly don't care about are being labeled as.

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