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Unread 11-18-2004, 03:46 PM   #46
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When I Go Down is a great song but I think Let It All Out is better. I'm a sucker for piano

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Unread 11-19-2004, 12:13 PM   #47
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I gave it a 10 all the way!! ithink i have found my new fav rk cd. fav songs are i so hate conscequences and which to bury... i also like maintian consciencsous and as you can see i cannot spell JK
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Unread 11-19-2004, 05:51 PM   #48
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alrighty. first of all, im not gonna convince you to like this or not like it, but whatever floats your boat musically is awesome to me. so please dont trash me like some other people have been trashed so far on this topic. second of all, i personally think this is a good cd that gets better every time i listen to it. its a different sound than they've had before, so it takes some getting used to, but ive had it since the day it came out, and i like more today than i did then. like other people have pointed out a lot, their maturity has gone up. they still have the same signature, silly style to their music, and hopefully that doesnt change, but their topics are more often directed towards what they should be as a Christian band: God. so thats awesome. i love relient k and all their cds, and this doesnt disappoint me. their riffs are good, their lyrics are awesome, and so yea, this is a good cd. atleast a 9 1/2. enjoy yourselves.
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Unread 11-21-2004, 09:44 AM   #49
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Relient K a very unique group of guys.................
In my personal opinion i think the cd totally rocked my face off

i freakin love it on this cd they still reached their level of comedy but i also think that this cd is a bit more serious which is great.

if u havent heard the cd i recomend that u buy and listen to it if u buy and u dont listen to it dont u think that it would be a waste i mean u spent money on it y not lol well i think it is their best due to the variety on this cd
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Unread 11-21-2004, 04:42 PM   #50
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I've had a chance to go through it about 7 times now, and I must say, it gets better with every listen. From start to finish, I don't think I could name a bad song on here, and there are even a couple great ones. I So Hate Consequences is very well crafted, while Let it All Out is simply beautiful.

That said, this really doesn't feel like an RK CD. I mean, they've returned to teh sound of Anatomy, but there are many things missing. Namely, where the heck is our expected bonus track? I mean COME ON! It can't be RK without a new Skittles & Combos or MC Defenseless. And there as some review I said, this CD is lacking a true breakout song in the line of My Girlfriend, Sadie Hawkins Dance and Mood Rings.

But, it's still the best christian CD I've gotten in forever, so it gets a 9.

In responce to your "Where's the bonus track?" question, i just learned today that the bonus track is in the beginning. I guess its called mmhmm. Love the cd. Its good stuff. Possibly RK's best. I agree with you.
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Unread 11-27-2004, 05:42 PM   #51
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The CD is awsome...they're serious in this one..
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Unread 12-02-2004, 07:20 PM   #52
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I give it a 6/10

Its a decent Cd. They are musicans so they arnt gonna stick to 'their' sound on every single cd they put out. They are going to try to push themselves to do better and try different things. But the lyrics are always great. Matt always keeps that way of making you think for a second on what he meant. So thats cool.

But i dont think this cd is nothing to flip over. Its a good cd...if you get it for like 10 bucks it's worth it.

I'm also interested to see them live and see if the are gonna go in a different direction with their shows. I've seen them a few times and usually their goofballs who forget the lyrics and chords of songs live and just do random things on stage (yet the crowd eats it up and its funny...makes it a 'good time' moment). So ya we'll see.
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I think that this is thier best cd yet. It really grows on you.
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Unread 12-07-2004, 09:22 PM   #54
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9. was a good cd. was impressed. liked the addition of keyboards. nice touch.
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Unread 12-07-2004, 10:15 PM   #55
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9. was a good cd. was impressed. liked the addition of keyboards. nice touch.
Ooh yes...keyboards ...and why are we getting so many first posts of users and guests in here? Hmmpf.
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Unread 12-15-2004, 09:08 AM   #56
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A Relient K Fan's Review

I have been a fan of Relient K since before their first cd was out. I heard a demo of "Hello Mcfly" and ever since, I've been hooked. I, of course, got every single CD as soon as it came out and "Mmhmm" became no exception. Here is my review on the album after having listened to it over 30 times, haha.

The One I'm Waiting For (8/10)

To start off the CD, I was very impressed by the great guitar intro and the words became catchy, sounding like the Relient K I remember. The lyrics are good, but may become repetative, but RK fans will enjoy it nonetheless.

Be My Escape (9/10)

In my opinion, one of the best Relient K songs I've ever heard. It's got a good guitar intro and then it instantly cuts into a fast piano part and then mixes piano and guitar. The chorus may sound a bit poppy, but I think that it's extremely catchy. The lyrics are meaningful because everyone can relate to sucking at life. The only thing that slightly disappoints me is the ending, it just doesn't seem to fit the song. It would have been better if they used the ending on a different song.

High of 75 (8/10)

I love this guitar riff! The beginning intro makes you already love this song. With a good use of wording, thanks to Matt T, the lyrics are once again catchy like any other Relient K song. I find it a bit ironic that many of the songs on the CD talk about how much they suck at life and how much they hate life. But, then this song talks about them enjoying how awesome life is. More piano in this song, making it an interesting mix.

I So Hate Consequences (10/10)

This is the best song on this album. This is one of those songs that can relate to anyone who has ever messed up. I know a guy that cried at the end of this song it touched him so much. There are very good guitar parts and the lyrics are some of the best I have ever heard. There are also good backup singing done here and it slows down into a piano solo that fits the song perfectly. This song is definately on the top 5 best RK songs.

The Only Thing Worse Than Beating a Dead Horse Is Getting On One (4/10)

Good guitar parts, and with the interesting title, you start to expect one of those trademark humor songs by Relient K. But, then they start talking about politics? Something growing on us? What exactly are they talking about? The song is short and doesn't really make alot of sense. It's not serious, yet not funny either. I tend to skip this song when I'm listening to the CD.

My Girl's Ex-Boyfriend (6/10)

I like the guitar parts, they seem a bit poppy and alot like a yellowcard song. But, the lyrics are sort of disappointing. Don't get me wrong, they are good lyrics, but the point of the song is sort of cocky. The song talks about him thanking his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend for dumping her and now he's missing out. "When she and I settle down, you can bet..that he's gonna have to settle for less. He's someone I would hate to be, I got the girl, and he's left with just the memory." The song actually makes you feel bad for the ex-boyfriend. Poor guy made a mistake and Matt T.'s rubbing it in his face.

More Than Useless (8/10)

Anyone that ever has felt like there's no purpose to living can relate to this song. I can tell that they are really pouring their heart out into some of these lyrics because they are quite truthful. Everyone goes through these stages sometime. And the guitar parts aren't very original until they cut into a fast acoustic strumming part and then it cuts back into loud electric guitars. Very good song, but I've heard better.

Which To Bury, Us Or The Hatchet (9/10)

Very interesting song, about a girl that is apparently being a jerk to him. She's messing up everything and the chorus goes "No I don't hate you, don't want to fight you. Know I'll always love you, but right now I just don't like you." I really love how the song cuts into a banjo, I think that's very creative. The guitar parts are very good though and there's a screaming part. Most anyone listening to this song can think of someone in their mind that fits this song. The piano at the end of the song directly goes into "Let it all Out"

Let It All Out (9/10)

This is a very emotional song that talks about how God sometimes has to break our heart to save us from something worse. I think that this might be talking about a relationship that he had to break up because it wasn't what God wanted. This is an entirely piano and drums song. The music is very soft and the lyrics are meaningful. They also use something at the end, I'm not quite sure what the instrument is, but it's interesting.

Who I Am Hates Who I've Been (10/10)

Another good guitar intro, then quickly slows down into some piano again, then speeding up into a faster chorus. The lyrics are amazing and you just keep singing it over and over again. Another song that relates to everyone who has ever been someone that they regret. This song is hopeful, about second chances, and I really like it. Songs like this are what makes RK a great band.

Maintain Consciousness (8/10)

A good song about them all having ADD and they prove it by adding some really fast guitar drives. The only song on the whole CD that adds some humor, but then again, it doesn't really make you laugh, so I guess it's like The Only Thing Worse... But, for guitar parts alone, this song has the best guitar solo on the whole CD. But this is definately a song that we'll all be singing in the car. I love how it ends with a gong. And this also goes right into the next song.

This Week The Trend (7/10)

Another pop-ish song, but not bad either. There is some good piano and guitar parts. Not their best song on the album, but it's not their worst. It's kinda weird how they talk about wanting to get mugged at knifepoint and getting cut enough to be woken up. Nothing wrong, but nothing special either.

Life After Death And Taxes (Failure II) (9/10)

The song starts off with some great guitar drives. The song is hard and loud, reminding us of "Softer To Me" and "Failure To Excommunicate" from previous albums. But it's a good song about giving your whole life to God and there's always hope with forgiveness. And how "Death and Decay can't touch us now" I think it's really interesting. The lyrics are touchy and I think that this will be a good one played in concert. The end of the song, I won't reveal, but it plays a violin part that will be familiar to any RK fan.

When I Go Down (10/10) Is it possible for 11/10?

The acoustic song on the album. The intro is nothing special, it can be simply played by anyone that can hold a guitar, but the lyrics make it all worth it. Some may complain about the length of the song because it runs over the normal length. But, I think this song is amazing and spiritual, fitting right in with songs such as "Getting Into You" and "For the Moments I feel Faint" This will be a song that many will play for church services and I have many times pushed repeat on the CD player to listen to this song over and over again. This is a song that will played at concerts and people will close their eyes and lift their hands in the air. Definately one of the best acoustic songs I've ever heard..ever.


Mmhmm (8/10)

In my opinion, this is definately a great CD for anyone to go out and buy. Unfortunately, one of the reasons I liked RK so much from the beginning was because they mixed humor with meaning to make the songs even interesting for my nonchristian friends. Where is the song like "Sadie Hawkins Dance" or "Mood Rings"? The fact that the CD lacked humor and the absence of a hidden track might have added maturity, but it lost the reason that I loved Relient K to begin with. My friend who is not a christian borrowed my Two Lefts CD and they loved it. When the new one came out, they didn't like it because they said that it mentioned God too much. So, in essence, this is a very good song for a struggling Christian and Christians who just love Relient K. But, nonbelievers will not like this CD.
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Unread 12-15-2004, 11:17 AM   #57
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When I Go Down (10/10) Is it possible for 11/10?

The acoustic song on the album. The intro is nothing special, it can be simply played by anyone that can hold a guitar, but the lyrics make it all worth it. Some may complain about the length of the song because it runs over the normal length. But, I think this song is amazing and spiritual, fitting right in with songs such as "Getting Into You" and "For the Moments I feel Faint" This will be a song that many will play for church services and I have many times pushed repeat on the CD player to listen to this song over and over again. This is a song that will played at concerts and people will close their eyes and lift their hands in the air. Definately one of the best acoustic songs I've ever heard..ever.
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Unread 12-21-2004, 11:41 AM   #58
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Mmhmm is an awesome cd. My favorite song is probably "I So Hate Consequences". I like all the other songs, though. Even "My Girls Ex-Boyfriend"
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Unread 12-21-2004, 12:23 PM   #59
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4/10

this cd literally creeped me out. the lyrics are really really funky like when he talks about how the weather was bipolar and so is he, how he forgot to take his meds, and how he lives life like he's going to jump off a bridge because he has faith that God will save him.

for relient k, this is one of their best cds, but its relient k, so its still a horrible cd. the music just sounds like every other pop punk band thats out there. i wouldn't reccomend this cd to anyone, even someone that likes pop punk
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Unread 12-21-2004, 04:56 PM   #60
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This CD is awesome and just as good as RK's older stuff. I listen to it as often as I can. It's different from Anatomy and Two Lefts, but I still like it. Especially Which To Bury, Us Or The Hatchet and Maintain Consciousness
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