Thursday, November 17, 2011
Album Review: Gym Class Heroes: Papercut Chronicles II
Gym Class Heroes
The Papercut Chronicles II
I like it, but it's not a hard album. A lot of its lyrics are introspective, but it's never a sad or angry album. It's a clubber, probably one the DJs are going to be spinning on ladies nights for years to come. A lot of the tracks are about love come and love lost, but like Annie Hall it's always optimistic about the whole affair.
Are there some rough patches in the album. Sure but it always seems to keep saying that things will get better. That and the music behind the lyrics is so incredibly "dancey" that you can't take it entirely seriously.
Like I said it's not a heavy or serious album. It's happy. Really, really, really happy. Even when it's trying not to be it's almost sickeningly perky. But...a little pop especially when it's good pop now and again isn't a bad thing.
Now excuse me, I have to listen to N.W.A, Motorhead and the Dead Kennedys to restore my melancholic ph levels. You're an angry hell-raiser Miles. You are a son of Cain!