The Papercut Chronicles II Though frontman Travie McCoy took a solo furlough for his 2010 summer jam "Billionaire," the Adam Levine-assisted "Stereo Hearts" has returned Heroes to the Hot… The Papercut Chronicles II Though frontman Travie McCoy took a solo furlough for his 2010 summer jam "Billionaire," the Adam Levine-assisted "Stereo Hearts" has returned Heroes to the Hot… 2011-11-15 Gym Class Heroes Rock Fueled By Ramen
Music Review

The Papercut Chronicles II (2011)

THE REAL MCCOY Travie McCoy and Co. return to Billboard heights with help from Maroon 5's Adam Levine and more crossover pop jams
THE REAL MCCOY Travie McCoy and Co. return to Billboard heights with help from Maroon 5's Adam Levine and more crossover pop jams
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Nov 15, 2011; Lead Performance: Gym Class Heroes; Genre: Rock; Production: Fueled By Ramen

Though frontman Travie McCoy took a solo furlough for his 2010 summer jam ''Billionaire,'' the Adam Levine-assisted ''Stereo Hearts'' has returned Heroes to the Hot 100 once again. While their fifth album, The Papercut Chronicles II, too often chokes on revved-up aggro crunch and laughable lyrical raging against the machine, it works when they jettison their limp rap-rock instincts and plunge into crossover pop like the haunting ''Life Goes On'' and stealthily sincere ''Ass Back Home.'' B

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Originally posted Nov 09, 2011 Published in issue #1181 Nov 18, 2011 Order article reprints
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