Travie McCoy
Lazarus


3.5
great

Review

by Ryan Lizotte USER (24 Reviews)
June 10th, 2010 | 36 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Travis takes a break from Gym, and tries out a new game.

When you think of Travis McCoy, the first thing that comes to your mind is Gym Class Heroes. Gym Class Heroes, for you who don't know, are an alternative rap band with McCoy as the MC. So for all of you, like I, who had listened to this album listening for McCoy's signature Gym Class Heroes style, prepare to be a bit shocked.

"Billionaire" featuring Bruno Mars (yes, that guy from B.o.B.'s "Nothin' on You") is the song out on the airwaves right now, and it's a fresh track that really gave McCoy some spotlight besides Gym Class Heroes. The song features catchy guitar chords backed by tight drums. McCoy's rhymes are solid, but nothing amazing in this song. But interestingly, this song really does not reflect the real artistry or thought behind this album. "Billionaire" does a good job as a single, but to get the real idea of the album, you need to listen to the rest of it.

There are influences from many genres packaged in this album, mainly hip-hop and R&B. Travie shows composure as he sings his way through many of the tracks ("Superbad", "Need You", "We'll Be Alright"). The lack of rap in these songs will definitely not be enough for some, but as the cover shows, this is a Travie McCoy album, and not a Gym Class Heroes album. This album does a great job of showcasing McCoy outside of his regular shell. Electronics take over a bulk of the album too, creating a really relaxing atmosphere in most of the songs.

Lyrical content isn't superior, but it's satisfying, to say the least. McCoy demonstrates his views on just relaxing and living life ("Superbad"), nostalgia (Akidagain), and pulls out his complete arsenal in "The Manual", which I daresay is the best song on the album.

McCoy's poise, evident in the recording, and his creativity really make this album glow a bit more than the other new Hip-Hop stars these days, and this album serves as a good breather compared to newer artists. This is a great driving, or sitting back album, and I definitely recommend it as a quick listen.

Is it a keeper? Probably not for most. But, if you're looking for a fresh new sound, pick this up and loop it a couple times. One must go farther than "Billionaire" to experience the whole sound. Keep that in mind.



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This is a very good album. Everyone go get it. i got the leaked version. lol....


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AtavanHalen
June 11th 2010


17927 Comments


I don't know if it's cool or not, but Billionaire is a great tune IMO

Bulldog
June 11th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5 | Sound Off

i hate this album

Ire
June 11th 2010


41779 Comments


Bulldog


Comments: 1943
06.11.10
Album Rating: 1.5 | Sound Off

i hate this album


Digging: Lil Jon - Crunk Rock


Bulldog
June 11th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5 | Sound Off

Crunk Rock > this

AtavanHalen
June 11th 2010


17927 Comments


Ha-haaaaaaaa

Bulldog
June 11th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5 | Sound Off

ya damn hipsters

Ire
June 11th 2010


41779 Comments


sup gutteralmaster

Dryden
June 11th 2010


12928 Comments


gtfo gutteralmaster

Ire
June 11th 2010


41779 Comments


sup dryden

AtavanHalen
June 11th 2010


17927 Comments


wot

Dryden
June 11th 2010


12928 Comments


my computer is dying guys

megadeth101
June 11th 2010


865 Comments


that sucks bro

Dryden
June 11th 2010


12928 Comments


if im randomly gone for a few days thats why, and also why i havn't been on much today becides that i ate the best hotdog of my life holy ****

megadeth101
June 11th 2010


865 Comments


that's awesome you should write a blog on that shit


Dryden
June 11th 2010


12928 Comments


the hotdog or my internet being a dirty little slut?

Motiv3
June 11th 2010


8932 Comments


both.

Digging: Punch - They Don?t Have To Believe

megadeth101
June 11th 2010


865 Comments


boaf a dem

Dryden
June 11th 2010


12928 Comments


okay

megadeth101
June 11th 2010


865 Comments


why is your computer dying?

DID YOU PLAY AN ANIMAL COLLECTIVE ALBUM?

Dryden
June 11th 2010


12928 Comments


nooooo im not that crazy. i have some weird virus im assuming i get this pop up saying severs have stopped working, then all my windows change and look like the super old computer windows models then everything freezes and i have to restart. i know a dude who fixes them in his house and i gotta call today cuz this bitch is annoying. theres another computer i can go on but i has no music so **** it. so when it dies or when i bring it in (whichever comes first) i will have to do something else for a day or 2 and go outside omfg



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