When Fish Ride Bicycles

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When Fish Ride Bicycles
Studio album by The Cool Kids
Released July 12, 2011
Recorded 2009-2011
Genre Alternative hip hop
Length 39:37
Label Green Label Sound, C.A.K.E. Recordings
Producer The Cool Kids (also exec.), Chuck Inglish, The Neptunes, Travis Barker
The Cool Kids chronology
Tacklebox
(2010)
When Fish Ride Bicycles
(2011)

When Fish Ride Bicycles is the second major record and debut studio album of the American hip hop duo The Cool Kids, released on July 12, 2011 by Green Label Sound Records.[1] The album features the collaborations production, from Chuck Inglish (one half of the duo), The Neptunes, and Travis Barker, along with appearances from Bun B, Ghostface Killah, Travis Barker, and Asher Roth. This is the first studio recording of the group after the mixtape Tacklebox, in the beginning of 2010. The song Swimsuits is used on a Mountain Dew Commercial.

Development[edit]

When Fish Ride Bicycles was announced to be 92% complete on February 16, 2009 by Chuck Inglish on their blog. Numerous delays kept pushing the album back and a majority of the original material was released on the Gone Fishing and Tackclebox mixtapes.

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 75/100
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Blare 3.5/5 stars[3]
Chicago Tribune 2.5/4 stars[4]
Consequence of Sound 4/5 stars[5]
Okayplayer (81/100)[6]
PopMatters (8/10)[7]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[8]
Spin (8/10)[9]
URB 4/5 stars[10]
XXL 4/5 stars (XL)[11]

Reception[edit]

When Fish Ride Bicycles received generally positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted mean rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 75, based on 21 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews." The album title was a trending topic on Twitter.[12]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Rush Hour Traffic"   Antoine Reed, Evan Ingersoll Chuck Inglish 3:04
2. "GMC"   Ingersoll, Reed Chuck Inglish 3:37
3. "Boomin'" (featuring Tennille) Ingersoll, Reed, Tennille Chuck Inglish 3:51
4. "Sour Apples" (featuring Travis Barker) Ingersoll, Reed Travis Barker, Chuck Inglish (co.) 2:31
5. "Penny Hardaway" (featuring Ghostface Killah) Dennis Coles, Ingersoll, Reed Chuck Inglish 4:16
6. "Bundle Up"   Ingersoll, Reed Chuck Inglish 3:22
7. "Gas Station" (featuring Bun B) Bernard Freeman, Ingersoll, Reed Chuck Inglish 4:30
8. "Get Right"   Chad Hugo, Ingersoll, Reed, Pharrell Williams The Neptunes 3:13
9. "Swimsuits" (featuring Mayer Hawthorne) Andrew Cohen, Ingersoll, Reed Chuck Inglish 2:31
10. "Roll Call" (featuring Asher Roth, Chip tha Ripper and Boldy James) Charles Worth, Ingersoll, James Bolden, Reed, Roth Chuck Inglish 5:02
11. "Summer Jam" (featuring Maxine Ashley) Ingersoll, Maxine Ashley, Reed, Williams, Riley The Neptunes 3:40

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