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The Quilt [CD]

Gym Class HeroesAudio CD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Guilty As Charged (feat. Estelle) [Explicit] 4:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Drnk Txt Rmeo 3:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Peace Sign / Index Down (feat. Busta Rhymes) [Explicit] 4:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Like Father, Like Son (Papa's Song) [Explicit] 4:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Blinded By The Sun [Explicit] 3:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Catch Me If You Can [Explicit] 5:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Cookie Jar (feat. The-Dream) [Explicit] 3:35$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Live A Little [Explicit] 3:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Don't Tell Me It's Over [Explicit] 4:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Live Forever (Fly With Me) [feat. Daryl Hall] 7:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Kissin' Ears (feat. The-Dream) [Explicit] 3:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Home [Explicit] 5:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
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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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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 9, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Fueled By Ramen
  • ASIN: B001CJJWKW
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #138,823 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Gym Class Heroes' eagerly anticipated third release, The Quilt, follows 2006's RIAA gold-certified As Cruel As School Children. Acclaimed for their unique approach to alternative hip-hop, Gym Class Heroes became an international sensation in 2007 with their #1 blockbuster hit, 'Cupid's Chokehold/Breakfast In America'.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very colorful quilt!! September 9, 2008
Format:Audio CD
Gym Class Heroes are an Alternative Hip Hop group who, much like fellow rappers The Roots, incorporate live instrumentation in their music. "The Quilt" is their fourth album, and like its name implies, is a patchwork of styles.

Lead off single (and current UK top 20 hit) "Cookie Jar" is a lovely midtempo track with synth strings, jangly guitars and features The-Dream. Opening cut is the horn sprinkled "Guilty as charged" featuring English Rapper/Songstress Estelle.

"Live a little" is a bouncy rock song (sung, not rapped), not unlike the type N*E*R*D would do, as is the extremely catchy "No place to run" (nice sixties-sounding harmonies). Continuing that rock vibe (although in a more subtle way) are the raps "Catch me if you can", "Peace sign index / Down" (featuring Busta Rhymes) and "Home" (with a lovely minute long guitar intro).

"Blinded by the sun" is a nice Ska number featurng Patrick Stump. "Drink Txt Romeo" features Patty Crash and is a groovy Rap interspersed with a Reggae chorus Bob Marley would be proud of.

Other standouts are the semi biographical "Like father like son (papa's son)", the piano sprinkled Marvin Gaye-like "Don't tell me it's over" (featuring Lil' Wayne & Dre), "Kissin' ears" (featuring The-Dream again), and the psychedelic-tinged downtempo closing cut "Coming clean".

My favourite Hip Hop album of the year so far...
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
By Je'kob
Format:Audio CD
Ok, so where's the rest of the band? This sounds like a Travis McCoy solo project. The bass is pushed way into the back of the mix. The drums are simplified and sometimes replaced by a drum machine. The guitars have been replaced with horns, pianos, organs, keyboards, and synthesizers. Sure, there are a couple guitar solos in there, and you can hear a hint of a guitar here and there, but who knows if those were even performed by Disashi. "Why do you say that?!" Well, just take a look at the album credits for each song. It's ridiculous how many times I read, "additional guitars by..." "all other instruments by..." "additional bass by..." Wow, and this is a BAND?!?!? Did the guys actually play on this or are they just Travis's touring band now?

Considering this is the Gym Class Heroes, this album is overproduced.

Estelle adds a nice flavor to her track. Busta serves the song well. The-Dream is pretty annoying. Akon already does the annoying high pitched voice, and he does it better. And why not have k-os on the "cast of characters?" He co-wrote and sang the hook on "Blinded By The Sun" and he still can't get any love? He just gets a small little "additional vocals by k-os" credit? Alright, alright.

This album is good, definately better than the last one, but I'm just disappointed that they didn't get to be a band on this recording. It's seemingly Travis doing his thing over some third party beats. In other words, the rest of the band could have stayed home. Matter of fact, judging by the sound of the record and the extensive credits, I think they did just that.

I want to hear some stripped down stuff with just the four guys doing their thing. Also, if you like Patrick Stump, he's all over this album. Everyone's all over this album... except the Gym Class.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Quilt! September 16, 2008
By Maggie
Format:Audio CD
GCH's new album comes across as confident and fresh, I am a huge fan of the band and am continually impressed by the fact they are one of few hip-hop groups (aside from The Roots) to use instrumentation in their tracks rather than a drum machine (though there are a few exceptions to this on The Quilt). If you liked Cruel As School Children, you'll most likely not be disappointed by this, and you may find yourself liking GCH even more than you did. Recommended highly!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "The Quilt" Review September 9, 2008
Format:Audio CD
"The Quilt" as a whole is a lot better than Gym Class Heroes' last album. The lyrics are tighter, the production of the songs is better and overall, this album is far more fun and enjoyable. What you'll enjoy are the songs such as "Cookie Jar" which marks a slightly new direction for the group as they go with a more hip-hop sound. Does it work? As a whole, yes. For me, this change in musical directions sparked the group's creativity and unlike many groups, they didn't get hung up on one sound or style on each song. Each song brings forth something new and exciting.

The Good: "Cookie Jar", "Like Father, Like Son (Papa's Song)" and "Guilty as Charged" were the stand-out songs. "Live Forever (Fly With Me)" is also a stand-out track for it really spins out an interesting, somewhat sad, story that'll have you hitting repeat just to see if you catch anything new. These were are all fresh, fun, something of a mix between hip-hop and pop. I felt the group hit its stride when they weren't as serious, though "Like Father, Like Son" is a gem both musically and lyrically. It manages to be both a fun song to listen to and rather sincere in sentiment as it comes packed with personal lyrics that really makes the track stand out from the rest. For the most part, I can listen to this CD from start to finish without feeling the need to really skip a track. The strength is really in the lyrics but, unlike the last album, the music itself is exciting and well produced to make this a complete package.

The Bad: There are a few tracks that just didn't work for me. These tracks feel a bit unbalanced, sounding a bit too pop and not really a good fit for the group. These include "Live a Little" which sounds like a throw-away track from the Jonas Brothers, "No Place to Run" which is very upbeat and odd.
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5.0 out of 5 stars gym class kings
i love this album, it's very underrated and i can listen to it from start to finish. it has many different genres but all the tracks sound great. buy this one! Read more
Published 15 months ago by Lazarus
5.0 out of 5 stars typical gch
i had only her one song but i am glad i bought them all. yeah sure you can pirate them but i like having the original case!
Published 18 months ago by Miranda Richardson
2.0 out of 5 stars I'm Speechless.... Psyche! See below.
This will almost definitely be GCH's last album. Bet on it. This record showcases in grisly detail what happens when you sign on that dotted line; they have gone from great to good... Read more
Published on January 28, 2011 by Truehead698
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Buy!!
The cd is good,but not as great as the first or second one from the band.
Published on October 17, 2008 by CazMan
3.0 out of 5 stars Travis's artistic departure
The Quilt, as a whole, is probably better than 95% of the pop-rap/hip hop played on the radio today, it has deep lyrics (in some songs) and some decent beats. Read more
Published on September 20, 2008 by pfranco89
3.0 out of 5 stars The Quilt Needs More Patchwork...
Gym Class Heroes were coming off new found fame with their newest project titled 'The Quilt'. This album is NOTHING I mean NOTHING like anything you may have heard from them. Read more
Published on September 18, 2008 by J. Leon
2.0 out of 5 stars Long anticipated & a big let down...
Along with many other Gym Class Heroes fans, I had been waiting for this album to drop for quite a while now. Read more
Published on September 17, 2008 by Jason in the FLA
5.0 out of 5 stars The Quilt.
Gym Class Heroes have done it again! Front man Travis McCoy spits rhymes like baseball players spit gum. Read more
Published on September 16, 2008 by S. Clark
2.0 out of 5 stars A Completely Different Band
I'm a huge fan of Gym Class Heroes. One of the most unique bands around right now. But if you're a fan of the first three LPs like I am, you'll probably be severely disappointed. Read more
Published on September 16, 2008 by J. Mitchell
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Album...
This is definitely a good album, probably one of Gym Class' "best." I put that best in parenthesis, though, because it just doesn't sound like them. Read more
Published on September 15, 2008 by J. Park
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