As Cruel As School Children
Label: Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen/Atl
Playing live instruments and affecting the cross between hip-hop and alterna pop music, that Outkast took over the world with on Speakerboxxx, Gym Class Heroes drop 14 tracks about girls, Myspace, girls and also girls. The Geneva, New York-based quartet has been together since 1997, and this, their second record, swells with the confidence and swagger of kids who know what they're doing. You can dance to it, too, which doesn't hurt. Excellent for parties, first dates, driving around with the windows rolled down, etc.