|Studio album by Gym Class Heroes|
|Released||September 9, 2008|
|Genre||Alternative hip hop, alternative rock|
|Label||Decaydance, Fueled by Ramen|
|Producer||Patrick Stump, Cool & Dre, Tricky Stewart, Allstar|
|Gym Class Heroes chronology|
|Entertainment Weekly||(B) |
Half of the album's 14 tracks are produced by Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy; Cool & Dre, Tricky Stewart, and Allstar produced the other half. Featured artists on the record include Busta Rhymes, Estelle, The-Dream, and Daryl Hall of Hall & Oates. Additional background vocals on the album are also provided by Patrick Stump, Patty Crash, Andre Leon and Lyndsey Ray. Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy is also credited as working on a track.
Before the album was released frontman Travie McCoy stated "It's just gonna be a real, real solid record. The demos we have now are just bananas, ...(Guitarist) Disashi is just a monster on the new stuff. You're going to hear a lot more of him singing on this one and a lot more of his guitar skills that I don't think he really got to flex on the last record."
The first single off the album was "Peace Sign/Index Down" which featured Busta Rhymes. It, however, made no impact globally so it was released alongside "Blinded By The Sun" and "Cookie Jar" featuring The-Dream. A video was shot for both "Peace Sign/Index Down" & "Cookie Jar" as they were official singles whereas "Blinded by the Sun" was a pre-release single off the album.
The next single off the album will be "Guilty as Charged" featuring Estelle. The song premiered on U.K. radio November 1. Travie McCoy announced on 102.7 KISS FM, in Los Angeles, Gym Class Heroes are planning to shoot the video for "Guilty As Charged" in Las Vegas sometime soon.
The song "Don't Tell Me It's Over" originally featured Lil Wayne.
While not released as a single, the song "Home" was featured on Madden NFL 09 without the minute long intro.
"Live a Little"'s music video was uploaded to YouTube November 17, 2009.
In some stores, The Quilt was released before the release date. The most prominent example is Future Shop, with the album being out on shelves before the release date, September 9.
Along with the normal 14 track album, iTunes also offered an extended edition for $12.99 that included three "Stressed Out Remix" versions of "Cookie Jar" and "Blinded By the Sun" and music videos of "Peace Sign / Index Down" and "Cookie Jar".
|1.||"Guilty As Charged" (featuring Estelle)||Gym Class Heroes, Patrick Stump||Patrick Stump||4:00|
|2.||"Drnk Txt Rmeo"||Gym Class Heroes, Patrick Stump||Patrick Stump||3:24|
|3.||"Peace Sign/Index Down" (featuring Busta Rhymes)||Gym Class Heroes, Patrick Stump||Cool & Dre||4:03|
|4.||"Like Father, Like Son (Papa's Song)"||Gym Class Heroes, Patrick Stump, H. Nilsson||Patrick Stump||4:16|
|5.||"Blinded By the Sun"||Gym Class Heroes, Patrick Stump, K. Brereton, C. Hart||Patrick Stump||3:00|
|6.||"Catch Me If You Can"||Gym Class Heroes, Patrick Stump, P. Wentz||Patrick Stump||5:07|
|7.||"Cookie Jar" (featuring The-Dream)||Gym Class Heroes, The-Dream, T-Pain, C. Stewart||The-Dream||3:36|
|8.||"Live a Little"||Gym Class Heroes||Patrick Stump||3:43|
|9.||"Don't Tell Me It's Over"||Gym Class Heroes, A. Lyon, M. Valenzano, E. Montilla||Cool & Dre||4:11|
|10.||"Live Forever (Fly With Me)" (featuring Daryl Hall)||Gym Class Heroes, A. Lyon, M. Valenzano, E. Montilla||Cool & Dre||7:08|
|11.||"Kissin' Ears" (featuring The-Dream)||Gym Class Heroes. The-Dream, C. Stewart||The-Dream||3:42|
|12.||"Home"||Gym Class Heroes, A. Lyon, M. Valenzano, E. Montilla||Cool & Dre||5:09|
|13.||"No Place to Run"||Gym Class Heroes||Patrick Stump||3:45|
|14.||"Coming Clean"||Gym Class Heroes, A. Gordon, J. Campbell||AllStar||3:00|
The Quilt debuted at number fourteen in the Billboard 200, selling 32,266 units in its first week. It has also debuted at number forty-one in the UK Albums Chart, although the second single from the album became their third top ten hit in the UK. In the US, the album sold over 116,286 copies.
|U.S. Billboard 200||14|
|U.S. Billboard Top Rap Albums||5|
|UK Albums Chart||41|
- Gym Class Heroes - The QuiltAbsolutepunk.net. Retrieved on June 24, 2008.
- Metacritic score
- Alt Press (#243, p. 162)
- Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. The Quilt at AllMusic
- Blender review Archived September 24, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
- Entertainment Weekly review
- RapReviews review
- Robert Christgau review
- Rolling Stone review at the Wayback Machine (archived September 10, 2008)
- Spin review
- Slant review
- USA Today review Archived September 28, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
- Bell; Harding 2009, p. 57