Gym Class Heroes - Guilty As Charged

Estelle adds a touch of class and some vocal range into the potent mix of funk guitars, intelligent vocals and calculated drum beats.

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Released 8 Dec 2008 | | By Dom Smith | Rating: 3
Gym Class Heroes - Guilty As Charged

Gym Class Heroes are always fun to listen to whatever mood you are in. They seamlessly manage to blend Fall Out Boy-styled modern rock and quality hip-hop rhyme. Here the formula is no different, and Estelle adds a touch of class and some vocal range into the potent mix of funk guitars, intelligent vocals and calculated drum beats.

Though at times having the Grammy Award-winning Brit lovely as part of the song will make you think all too often of The Black Eyed Peas, it's also worth mentioning that 'Guilty As Charged' does bear some resemblance to previous breakthrough single 'Cupid's Chokehold' in terms of the pace and tone, which of course, may be no bad thing. Still, this is something of a soul-shaker demonstrating the musical influences and range of the NYC-based foursome. This track sees them fuse together a multitude of genres for a pop-jazz-blues-rap-rock melee of the most entertaining variety.