The Papercut Chronicles II - Gym Class Heroes
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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

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  • Summary: The fourth album for the Travie McCoy-led band features guest appearances by Oh Land, Neon Hitch, Adam Levine of Maroon 5, and Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic.
  • Record Label: Fueled by Ramen Records
  • Genre(s): Rap, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Rap
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Dec 1, 2011
    80
    The band fares better in a handful of frothier cuts.
  2. 75
    It works when they jettison their limp rap-rock instincts and plunge into crossover pop.
  3. 70
    Compromise is usually a dirty word in music, but here's one that really works. [Jan 2012, P.98]
  4. Dec 19, 2011
    60
    The end result of this is an album that'll come as a blast from the past for the band's fans and should easily get heads nodding with its affably introspective lyrics and huge choruses.
  5. Nov 16, 2011
    40
    A lot of this, though, is mired in generic rock/hip-hop fusion that feels dated and forgettable.
  6. Nov 16, 2011
    10
    The Papercut Chronicles II is the year's most charmless album, 11 punishingly dull rock-rap tunes with hooks that would've sounded dated a decade ago.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jun 12, 2012
    9
    Ugh...forget my other review. This album is too poppy, especially for an awesome rap band.
  2. Oct 25, 2012
    4
    An extremely dull album, most songs sound the same and it felt like a chore to finish this album, so I didn't. I enjoyed 'The Fighter' & 'AssAn extremely dull album, most songs sound the same and it felt like a chore to finish this album, so I didn't. I enjoyed 'The Fighter' & 'Ass Back Home' and that's it. I'd avoid this if I were you. Expand