Genre(s) - Hip hop/indie rock
Origin - United States of America
Year of release - 2006
Bitrate - 128 kbps
Size - 41.88 MB
So Gym Class Heroes are essentially a hiphop group, yeah, but with some footnotes. For one, they use live instrumentation - No DJ, an actual band. Bass, guitar, acoustic drums, the lot - something to be admired in a scene controlled by turntables and drum computers. And with such an approach, bright melodicism and fresh sounds run about in this remarkable musical hodgepodge. The presence of an emo/indie-ish drummer also involved in the songwriting is most noticable in some segments of Shoot Down the Stars, with its strong positive message, and the beautiful sung refrain of 7 Weeks. You're probably aware by now this is totally incomparable to the dark and ultra-serious modus operandi of most political hiphop or gangsta rap. With the album structured like a day at high school, one question rises in my mind: do you really have such long school days in the USA?
My upload does not contain the hit single and partial Supertramp-cover Cupid's Chokehold that was included on the rerelease, but I uploaded it separately. Get it here.
- 1st period - the queen and I
- 2nd period - shoot down the stars
- 3rd period - new friend request
- 4th period - clothes off!
- Lunch - sloppy love jingle (pt. 1)
- 6th period - viva la white girl
- 7th period - 7 weeks
- 8th period - it's ok, but just this once
- Study hall - sloppy love jingle (pt. 2)
- 10th period - biters' block (speech)
- Yearbook club - boys in bands (interlude)
- 12th period - scandalous scholastics
- 13th period - on my own time (write on)
- Detention - sloppy love jingle (pt.3)