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Relient K - MmHmm (2004)



Average User Rating: 9.02 out of 10
Total votes: 204 (Click here to vote)
Total comments: 194

Tracks
1. The One I'm Waiting For
2. Be My Escape
3. High Of 75
4. I So Hate Consequences
5. The Only Thing Worse Than Beating A Dead Horse Is Betting on One
6. My Girls Ex- Boyfriend
7. More Than Useless
8. Which To Bury, Us Or The Hatchet
9. Let It All Out
10. Who I Am Hates Who I've Been
11. Maintain Consciousness
12. This Week The Trend
13. Life After Death & Taxes (failure II)
14. When I Go Down

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Posted on 01-01-2005 by rippinforjesus
I love this CD. After listening through the whole thing almost five times, I don't think I've ever been addicted to a CD. They've got everything, from the slow, deep songs to the in your face drop D ones, to the trademark Relient K punk, driving songs (my personal favorite). I especially love More Than Useless, and i love it even more now that i can play it. Great CD! 9 out of 10, because I've never heard the perfect CD.

Posted on 01-02-2005 by hardcorerocker
And even though you think most of us wouldn't like the soft piano music, it's really catchy and sounds awesome in the songs. They didn't overdo the piano music though, which is good. But "Let It All Out" is an awesome song..the whole CD hasn't gotten old on me yet, which is good.

Posted on 01-02-2008 by oh_summertime<3
I loooove this CD. I got it like 2 years ago, but it is still my favorite because it always cheers me up and makes me smile. My favorites are "High of 75," "I So Hate Consequences," and "The One I'm Waiting For." I don't easily get sick of it either. It IS definitely different from their older CDs though, but in my opinion it's a good change. The earlier CDs, while they made me laugh, were pretty silly at parts. I'm glad MMHMM is a little more serious, yet it's still light-hearted. I highly recommend it!

Caitlin

Posted on 01-10-2005 by Julez
This is definitely Relient K's best work so far. The album as a whole has more substance and maturity than the previous albums, the music is tight and Matt's voice is better than ever. No complaints here, this is my favourite cd at the moment, and is going to be hard to beat!

Posted on 01-10-2005 by EvenThen
Ack really? I didn't really care for it because he does the growlish sort of aggravated voice thing... its really strange... I like his voice on the other cds... but I love Let It All Out.

Posted on 01-12-2005 by jonathon.p
[B][LEFT]Ya Know relient k Is My Favorite band ever.allways has been allways will be
I Mean They rock I Loved "Anatomy" and "Two Lefts" but "mmhmm" Is My Favorite :D I Haven't found a track I Don't Like My favorite is probally
'Be my escape' the only thing I didn't like was there was no goof off song at the end but I still gave it a 10 I would have gave it more if they would let me :yep: O Ya relient k is the best band no matter what other people think [/LEFT] [/B]

Posted on 01-13-2005 by Unregisted
This cd far receeded my expectations! It decived me at first- I was to sure inits potential but after really listening to it, I love it! If you dont already own this amazing cd, go to the nearest store and buy it... now!

Posted on 01-13-2005 by supahfly23
[QUOTE]EvenThen said- Ack really? I didn't really care for it because he does the growlish sort of aggravated voice thing[/QUOTE]

hey, just to clarify, that's the lead vocalist from The Showdown, not Matt. I thought that was a new way that RK was trying to give thier sound a little more edge to it, but your right, at first listen i thought that Matt had taken some hardcore lessons.

Awesome cd. Like most cd's of excellence, this one hit me at first listen and kept growing on me. Better that "Two Lefts..." maybe lyrically, and i'm still trying to decide if i like it better than "anatomy" (always one of my favorites) but still a very strong cd, both musically and lyrically. I really like the addition of the piano in the mix and "Let it all out" is just amazing.

Posted on 01-13-2005 by RockerDud3
Awsome C-D, I like the one song "Be My Escape" :yep: I give it a 10

I recommend this c-d to all, :yep:

Posted on 01-20-2006 by powerchordguy
I think Be My Escape is the best song. I listen to it over and over. It's because the part of the song "I've been housing all this doubt..." flows so perfectly. Great album too.

Posted on 01-21-2006 by fallinguprawks
[QUOTE=OneHope]I've never really heard any bands that have bad piano.[/QUOTE]
It can be overused in some music....
[QUOTE=David]best Relient K yet....[/QUOTE]
Absolutely :yep:
[QUOTE]This cd rocks! I've been listening to some of their songs on purevolume.com/relientk and it's just great. Some of my favs are "Be My Escape", "The One I'm Waiting For", "Who I am Hates Who I've Been", and "More than Useless".[/QUOTE]
Yes, and all the tracks are good :yep: "When I Go Down" has to be my favorite because it's so much fun to sing along with. I sure hope they make a background track to that song. My second choice for a background track off that cd would be "Be My Escape"
[QUOTE=hockeyfreak30]this CD showed a different side of Relient K, not so much pop/punk that was present in their first 2 CDs. I enjoyed this CD, best songs being "The One I'm Waiting For", "This Week the Trend", and "High of 75"[/QUOTE]
That's funny, because those are some of the songs that most kept their older "pop/punk" feel :lol:

And yeah, I'm enjoying their newer, more "mature" sound :yep: Matt's vocals have improved, too.
[QUOTE=powerchordguy]I think Be My Escape is the best song. I listen to it over and over. It's because the part of the song "I've been housing all this doubt..." flows so perfectly. Great album too.[/QUOTE]
That's a great song :yep: Have you heard the acoustic version? I think I like it slightly better. Both versions are awesome.

Posted on 01-21-2006 by raised4praise
The CD is AWESOME! I acctually love Which To Bury, Us Or The Hatchet Rock version better than acoustic when I like soft music better. Adding alot of Piano really pushed Relient K songs up on my favorites list!!!

Posted on 01-24-2007 by RB+Gravity
[QUOTE=relient nelson;2471884]As you listen to this cd, you can tell that the days of Mood Rings and Lion-O are gone. The lyrics on this cd reflect a new maturity, and as always, Relient K continues to slightly change their sound, while staying true to who they are.[/QUOTE]

I liked their songs like that, but their new stuff is also good. I agree that they are getting better at songwriting, but one or two tracks like Lion-O, and I can spend my day bugging everybody who comes within ten feet of me :D. Faking My Own Suicide is more serious (its off of their new CD), but I still find it amusing that someone could come up with a plan like that. Still, Relient K is great, and I'm sure that their next album will get even better.

Posted on 01-28-2005 by Unregisted
[QUOTE=God's Jedi]...

I honestly have no clue what you're talking about. These are quite possibly the best lyrics to come from mainstream Christian music since The Beautiful Letdown. As ABAC mentioned, most of the music is much more punk than it is emo. I also thought this with just the couple of singles they released on PureVolume, but hearing the album as a whole makes me see that it is very much punk.

And have you ever actually SEEN them live? I saw them at a concert that was being run by Newsong, and they were only allowed to play three songs. That short set was by FAR the highlight of the evening, even beating out Audio A. Really, I fail to see any of your points whatsoever.[/QUOTE]


Dude, i am totally agreeing with you. I dunno who this Epaphrus weirdo is but i'd have to say that if i ever saw him face to face and knew him to be "epaphrus" i would have to use some unhappy words. relient k is totally my favorite band and i'd have to agree with that jonathon dude who wrote in one of the earlier reviews above, too. he had my thoughts down pat.

Posted on 01-28-2005 by 12StonesDude
I was amzed by this cd in more than one way. The guitars are excellent, but for the first time, there is true emotion in the lyrics. Matt is truy singing from his soul now, and it shows, personal experiences, anger, sadness, it all shines on this record, I give it a 9.

Posted on 01-29-2005 by Art
MODS: If you delete a thread, please enter a reason. Then, when other mods like me come along, they don't have to look at the post to figure out why it was deleted. Thanks. :)

Anyhow, I give this Cd an 8. It has been in my CD player for days. I have not heard a Christian CD this solid since The Beautiful Letdown.

Posted on 02-03-2005 by Penguin_Lover
RELIENT K ROCKS... This is by far there best cd!! I mean theres alot of powerful guitar riffs, and blow your head off power chords... THEY ROCK

Posted on 02-13-2005 by anathema
I just lost respect for each and every one of you... (j/k... or am i?)

semi-related question
by the way, why does relient K attract so many fanboys??

Posted on 02-14-2005 by Art
Hmm... I spoke a bit soon. I have decided that the CD is not as solid as my initial impression, mostly because a few of the songs have become severely annoying to me. Like... the beginning of "I So Hate Consequences". Ugh. I'd give it a 7, because there are a few songs I absolutely love.

Posted on 02-17-2005 by Axiom
THis is the most desgusting cd I have heard in my life.
Just kidding. This is the awesomest CD EVER. Relient K has had some awesome CD's, but I think what makes this CD so much better is the fact that they seem to be more serious than before, and they seem more sincere.

Posted on 02-19-2006 by Hauck
Yeah, it's a great album.

I get to see RK tonight and it's gona be awesome to hear them play these songs!

Posted on 02-20-2006 by ryanxxxx
this is definitely relientk's greatest work so far

Posted on 02-20-2006 by mmmthasgood1
Im not use to serious songs :lol: I always listened to mood rings and college kids before this CD came out.

Posted on 02-26-2005 by Timberwolf
I gave it a 10. It's a great CD.

Posted on 02-26-2005 by G.E. Thorpe
:yep:

Posted on 02-26-2005 by Timberwolf
Insomniac Club?

Posted on 03-11-2008 by play/crk\th/sky
I don't "love" Relient K's music but I've always found it to be pretty influential (In a good way), and out of the ones they've made this is the most, so I give it an 8.

Posted on 03-11-2008 by play/crk\th/sky
[QUOTE=Skeeter;1606045]It's good, but not fantastic. It's nice to see Relient K maturing and all, but it's still not overly original (the style has been done many times before and better). There's some good songs here, but the entire idea behind "My Girl's Ex-Boyfriend" seems obnoxious to me.
[/QUOTE]

I couldn't have said it better.

Posted on 03-19-2005 by Guitardude183
Recommended if you like rock

Posted on 03-21-2005 by Unregisted
MmHmm is a cool CD. I love "I So Hate Consequences" and I love the chours of "High of 75" (Is that a Disco beat?!? :lol: ). I'd give it an eight. :D

Posted on 03-21-2005 by scarsxthatxsave
In my opinion "MMHMM" is the greatest Relient k album to date. I give it a 10. It's fantastic... it's different... it's matured... it's just great.

Posted on 03-23-2005 by RelientRocks
MMHMMM is their best CD.I'll give it a 10, all the songs on that CD rock. :whoa:

Posted on 03-23-2005 by jesuslova
i have to agree with the general consensus here. 10 out of 10!!!

i love "the only thing worse than beating a dead horse is betting on one" because it talks about an actual issue in society (postmodern thinking) instead of just personal stuff. not to say that personal stuff is bad btw.

Posted on 03-23-2005 by scarsxthatxsave
Right on!

I love your sig btw RelientRocks... :)

Posted on 03-23-2005 by guitarjockey
i know! the chorus for "High of 75" is awesome!i don't know what it is about it, but it's great! i love it. this cd was more serious that the past ones, but i thing that's a good thing. i loved it!

Posted on 03-23-2005 by scarsxthatxsave
I think the lyrics in this album are the greatest Matthew has done yet.

Posted on 03-24-2005 by stik
Thats definatly true, there is no repetitiveness whatsoever. and they are amazingly awsome.

Posted on 03-25-2005 by Unregisted
[QUOTE=guitarjockey]i know! the chorus for "High of 75" is awesome!i don't know what it is about it, but it's great! i love it.[/QUOTE]
Yeah, that drum beat is so out of place with the rest of the song... It sounds amazing. :D

Posted on 03-25-2005 by WorshipJesus
[QUOTE=guitarjockey]i know! the chorus for "High of 75" is awesome!i don't know what it is about it, but it's great! i love it. this cd was more serious that the past ones, but i thing that's a good thing. i loved it![/QUOTE]
i catch myself singin that song sometimes. i love that one. i like this new cd a lot.

Posted on 03-26-2005 by G180
this was a good cd,but i probaly don't listen to it as much as "taottic" and "two lefts....",but i still liked it,my favorites r "be my escape","high of 75","i so hate consequences","who i am hates who i've been",and "when i go down",though i didn't really like,"my girls ex-boyfriend",i thought the few screaming parts worked nicely, overall its a good cd

Posted on 04-06-2005 by timothy_47
what are you talking about "my girl's ex-boyfriend" is an awsome song i just absolutely love this cd but then again i love basically all of relient k's songs.

Posted on 04-06-2005 by timothy_47
what are you talking about "my girl's ex-boyfriend" is an awsome song i just absolutely love this cd but then again i love basically all of relient k's songs.

Posted on 04-06-2005 by timothy_47
sorry about that

Posted on 04-17-2005 by argreen
I read alot of the posts on here.
and alot of people dont seem to like two lefts...-

i really enjoyed that album.

mmmmhmm is really good also
i think that relient k has really come a long way.
so i give it a 9
:)

Posted on 04-17-2005 by DKelly
This is a good CD. I like it a lot. I'll give it a 8

Posted on 05-18-2007 by Emma**
this cd is one of the best i have

Posted on 05-19-2007 by Adam K
[QUOTE=Emma**;2922779]this cd is one of the best i have[/QUOTE]

Ouch.

Posted on 05-20-2007 by FoLoGOD
This is the wrost Reliant K cd they ever made. The best in to me is The Anatmony of Tougne In Cheek, er whatever. Ya, know?

Posted on 05-20-2007 by Jenacen
I give it a 7. I like a few of the numbers on here, but the CD as a whole I didn't care for. They did a nice job on it, but it just didn't hold me.

Posted on 05-26-2006 by Mortified
I gave it a 10

I'm listening to it right now. At the moment, it's on "Who I am Hates Who I've been"

My favorites: Be my Escape, Mor than Useless, My girls ex-boyfriend, and "This week the Trend"

Posted on 06-04-2005 by Dale101
does anyone else reckon rk have gone kinda dark in this albulm, i don't mean like anti-religeous or ne thing, i mean like how they use the term 'i cut my self to bleed myself dry' and that kinda stuff. lol it's even used in the softest song on the cd, let it all out, it says 'rip it out remove it, don't be alarmed, when the wound begins to bleed'. i know it doesn't mean literally, but some of the lyrics ar ealot darker since two lefts or any of there cd's for that matter.

Posted on 06-04-2005 by sk8rchik
lololol definitely true. but i still think relient k rules and is so awesome. they have good music and good lyrics (most of the time)

Posted on 06-05-2008 by 6strings21frets
This was the first Relient K album I got, and I liked it.

Overall, the best song was, without a doubt, Life After Death & Taxes (Failure II)... I loved the way the music sounded, and the lyrics were just a sign that it was well-written.

Posted on 06-10-2006 by relient nelson
As you listen to this cd, you can tell that the days of Mood Rings and Lion-O are gone. The lyrics on this cd reflect a new maturity, and as always, Relient K continues to slightly change their sound, while staying true to who they are. The opener, kicks you in the face with catchy pop/punk riffs, and a change up in the chorus, the next song, "Be My Escape" is a song about trying to get out of all the crap in the world. Songs like "More Than Useless" and "This Week the Trend" are about doing something and breaking out of the lethargy of daily life. "Life After Death and Taxes" fringes on metal, but does a 360 with the acoustic and melodic chorus.
There is of course, a break up song, with the lyrics perfectly reflecting what would go through someones head in that situation. Followed by a ballad, with Relient K's excellent harmonies highlighted and a piano. "Who I Am Hates Who I've Been" is a catchy song about forgiving yourself and making up for what you may have done.
The final song on the cd "When I Go Down" truly shows how much RK has matured, starting of with an acoustic guitar, but eventually incorporating electric guitar, beautiful harmonies, piano, and even jingle bells.
With Relient K constantly maturing and improving as songwriters, one can only wait for their next cd. 10/10

Posted on 06-10-2006 by -[R]-ChurchPunk
[QUOTE=relient nelson]"Life After Death and Taxes" fringes on metal, but does a 360 with the acoustic and melodic chorus. [/QUOTE]
Do you know where I can legally listen to that song? You said that Hawk Nelson does some heavy metal, so I'd like to judge for myself. ;)

Posted on 06-10-2006 by relient nelson
FRINGES on heavy metal. It might not be your definition of heavy metal cause you like really heavy(to me) stuff. You might me able to listen to it on purevolume. I don't think its on their website, but you can check.

Posted on 06-10-2006 by Art
Meh. It fringes on hard rock, maybe.

Posted on 06-11-2006 by relient nelson
[QUOTE=Art]Meh. It fringes on hard rock, maybe.[/QUOTE]

Yeah, we can go with that, to avoid an argument. :)

Posted on 06-16-2005 by DKelly
[QUOTE=Dale101]does anyone else reckon rk have gone kinda dark in this albulm, i don't mean like anti-religeous or ne thing, i mean like how they use the term 'i cut my self to bleed myself dry' and that kinda stuff. lol it's even used in the softest song on the cd, let it all out, it says 'rip it out remove it, don't be alarmed, when the wound begins to bleed'. i know it doesn't mean literally, but some of the lyrics ar ealot darker since two lefts or any of there cd's for that matter.[/QUOTE]


Yeah, they have gone somewhat darker, I guess, but they are maturing. It'll be interesting to hear their next CD and to find out where they go from this one.

You know what, I take back that 8 I gave it earlier. I'll give it a 7.

Posted on 06-25-2005 by audioafan
ya this cd ROCKS! i strongly urge anyone reading this to go buy it immediatly. excellent writing, extrordinary musicians, great vocals- rk just keeps getting better and better. vocals are especially good on "let it all out". with this last cd they went from indie-punk to a little of everything. if you can sing along with "the only thing worse than beating a dead horse is betting on one", you can sing just about anything! 10 hands down. best cd in my collection.

Posted on 06-25-2005 by rockon4l1fe
i really like the album. i havent heard the whole thing yet, but i looove what ive heard. be my escape is great, and the one riif u always hear is easy to play.

Posted on 06-25-2005 by Jetix
i love relient k. they are great live. i enjoyed two lefts myself. i like the maturity on this album. i like how they got heavier. of course i, myself, enjoy bands like norma jean and symphony in peril so i obviously would. borrow it from a friend before you buy it to see if you really wanna buy it....thats my advice for every CD.

Posted on 06-27-2007 by Relientk101
10 out of ten its my favorite CD by them

Posted on 06-27-2007 by schecter777
It's ok...not my favorite from them, though.

Posted on 06-27-2007 by Dr. Knownothing
I give this one an 8. This CD showed that Relient K could combine their trademark wit and humor with some serious lyrics. I believe it to be their first show of versatility. Five Score and Seven Years Ago continues that evolution.

-dr

Posted on 06-27-2007 by akaukal
This is a rather terrible cd. I give it a 4.

Posted on 06-28-2007 by Oh!Gravity
This CD surprised me because I heard everyone saying how bad it was. However, this is my favorite Relient K CD. More Than Useless may have the coolest dual vocals ever. For sure the coolest I've heard, Who I Am Hates Who I've Been is pure awesome, Be My Escape is also on the pure awesome train along with Which to Bury, Us or the Hatchet. However, I've never enjoyed Relient K's slower songs much, and I don't like My Girl's Ex-Boyfriend, so I can give this CD nothing higher than an 8.

Posted on 06-30-2005 by Unregisted
Relient k is just flat out awesome they can do anything and people will like it. They could come out with an opera cd and I would probably love it. Thats how good these guys are.

Posted on 06-30-2006 by heisouronlyhope
[QUOTE=relient nelson;2471884]As you listen to this cd, you can tell that the days of Mood Rings and Lion-O are gone. The lyrics on this cd reflect a new maturity, and as always, Relient K continues to slightly change their sound, while staying true to who they are. The opener, kicks you in the face with catchy pop/punk riffs, and a change up in the chorus, the next song, "Be My Escape" is a song about trying to get out of all the crap in the world. Songs like "More Than Useless" and "This Week the Trend" are about doing something and breaking out of the lethargy of daily life. "Life After Death and Taxes" fringes on metal, but does a 360 with the acoustic and melodic chorus.
There is of course, a break up song, with the lyrics perfectly reflecting what would go through someones head in that situation. Followed by a ballad, with Relient K's excellent harmonies highlighted and a piano. "Who I Am Hates Who I've Been" is a catchy song about forgiving yourself and making up for what you may have done.
The final song on the cd "When I Go Down" truly shows how much RK has matured, starting of with an acoustic guitar, but eventually incorporating electric guitar, beautiful harmonies, piano, and even jingle bells.
With Relient K constantly maturing and improving as songwriters, one can only wait for their next cd. 10/10[/QUOTE]


NOT TRUE relient nelson if you go see relient k live they do I cover of the theme song from full house and the a song from top gun and they play alot of there old stuff too.

Posted on 07-01-2007 by RK_lover
Having listened to every Relient K cd about ten thousand times, I would have to give this one a 9. Who I Am Hates Who I've Been, Be My Escape, Maintain Consciousness and When I Go Down are my favorites, and I didn't particularly like My Girl's Ex-Boyfriend. I think the hidden track was lame compared to the first three, but it's better than nothing like on 5 Score.
I'd rank their cds like this:
1.AOTTIC
2.Relient K
3.5 Score and Seven Years Ago
4.MMHMM
5.TLDMARBTD

___
tim

Posted on 07-12-2005 by HolyBlood8
One word describes this cd
AWESOME

Posted on 07-13-2005 by Kenny C.
I give it a 6. I don't really have much to say about it either. Some songs a decent (High of 75, Be My Escape, When I Go Down) but the rest are subpar. I don't agree with all the little fanboys who give this album and all the other Relient K albums 10's. These aren't "10" albums.
-Kenny

Posted on 07-30-2005 by patrick1
i think by far this is Relient K's best cd... they have some of their best songs on here

i give a 10

Posted on 08-19-2006 by Gandralph
I think relient k writes the best lyrics they rock and the songs rock

Posted on 08-20-2006 by Chem6Afreak
I gave it a 9. Even though some of the slow songs where really long. BUT Maintain Consequesnous (spelled wrong) was awesome.

Posted on 08-21-2006 by thyfunkispure
I gave it a 6. Two Lefts still gets more play time from me.

Posted on 08-24-2006 by LemonySnicket
I freakin love this cd and i mostly freakin love Maintain Consciousness!!! It's my favorite song by them ever! I really don't know why, I didn't really flip over this song before but the more I listen to it I realize it has this sort of fun sound but at the same time it's pretty rockin' and then the lyrics are so true... Also 'I So Hate Consequenses' totally sticks out from the others along with 'Life After Death.' And omgosh the hidden track scared me when I first found it because I rewound 'The One I'm Waiting For' too much and then I started hearing this rewinding "mmhmmmmm" and I thought my player was flippin out on me and of course i didn't know what it could do to my cd like scratch it or something.... then i realized it was the track.:D

Posted on 08-24-2006 by living_for_Him
Awesome album. Not my favorite by them, but still really good.

Posted on 09-25-2005 by fallinguprawks
This is my favorite cd :yep: So a definite 10. They've got great music, great lyrics, and great vocals (Matt has been developing his voice, and they got a new band member who sings really well).

Posted on 09-25-2007 by RK_lover
Wow. I can't believe I rated MMHMM fourth....:lol:

Posted on 09-28-2005 by jjones
i think its good... but their others are better.

Posted on 09-28-2005 by fallinguprawks
They have a more mature sound in this cd than in any of their older cds.

Posted on 10-03-2005 by Unregisted
[QUOTE=sanctusfan14]ok i like this cd, mainly cuz its a lil harder. its no where near demon hunter or zao, but its good. i give it a nine. What happened to brian pittman???????[/QUOTE]

brian pittman quit relient k to start a landscaping business.

Posted on 10-03-2005 by beau99
[QUOTE=Kenny C.]I give it a 6. I don't really have much to say about it either. Some songs a decent (High of 75, Be My Escape, When I Go Down) but the rest are subpar. I don't agree with all the little fanboys who give this album and all the other Relient K albums 10's. These aren't "10" albums.
-Kenny[/QUOTE]

It's easily a 10 album, and I'm not a fanboy. I don't like RK that much.

Posted on 10-24-2005 by OneHope
I used to like Relient K back in grade 10 but then I think my music tastes matured and I didn't really listen to them anymore. But the other day, I found an old CD that I had burned (I've since given up burning) and I popped it into my computer only to find some relient K on it. The songs brought back some good memories from high school. Well, I went on to my downloading software just so I could see what they sounded like now. I came across 'Be My Escape' and it was a perfect song for what I am going through now and the lyrics really spoke to me. Anyways, to make a long story short, I think I may buy the CD just for that song.

Posted on 10-24-2005 by fallinguprawks
Yesh you should totally buy this cd :yep: If you liked RK but their music isn't mature enough for you, you would like MMHMM. Matt's writing has totally matured. It's like, almost a different band. While many of the songs on this cd have their newer, more mature sound, they retain their younger sounding punk rock band feel in a few of the tracks. Good for any RK fan :yep: The new person in the band sings in some of the songs, and his voice is really good. Possibly as good as Matt's, only in a different way. Right now I'm listening to "When I Go Down". This would be really good for a solo.....

Posted on 10-24-2005 by OneHope
I like how they worked piano into the songs. I respect any band that has a piano.

Posted on 10-24-2005 by fallinguprawks
I respect any band that uses piano [I]right[/I]. Not all bands that use piano make it sound cool. Switchfoot does, like in "On Fire". And yes, RK uses piano well :yep:

Posted on 10-24-2005 by OneHope
[QUOTE=fallinguprawks]I respect any band that uses piano [I]right[/I]. Not all bands that use piano make it sound cool. Switchfoot does, like in "On Fire". And yes, RK uses piano well :yep:[/QUOTE]

I've never really heard any bands that have bad piano.

Posted on 11-06-2004 by God's Jedi
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 [i]Anatomy[/i], 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.

Posted on 11-06-2004 by Andrew
I gave it a nine. All-around solid CD. I am going to have several hours to burn tomorrow afternoon, so I will type up a play-by-play then. As opposed to my Brother Andrew, I am really happy that there was no hidden track. It really added maturity to the CD, I think. Anyway, I will type a review up tomorrow, that is more in-depth. :)

Posted on 11-06-2004 by Skeeter
It's good, but not fantastic. It's nice to see Relient K maturing and all, but it's still not overly original (the style has been done many times before and better). There's some good songs here, but the entire idea behind "My Girl's Ex-Boyfriend" seems obnoxious to me.

Still, they've redeemed themselves from [i]Two Lefts...[/i] which is definitely a good thing. I'm not going to rate it just yet as I still want to listen to it more.

Posted on 11-06-2004 by Ganner
Even though I'm diggin' the piano, I like oldschool rk best.. like its been sai.... its just NOT them. I do love the solos in Maintain Consciousness and This Week The Trend :) they are fun to play on guitar. They also don't have the originality they used to claim ownership to. I still gave it a ten, and I love Failure II :clap:

Posted on 11-06-2004 by Andrew
[QUOTE]They also don't have the originality they used to claim ownership to.[/QUOTE]I think that for the first time, they are finally working their way TOWARDS originality...

Posted on 11-06-2004 by Ring of a bell
[QUOTE=Andrew]I think that for the first time, they are finally working their way TOWARDS originality...[/QUOTE]
I agree.

I actually enjoy this CD, and I hated their other CD's except their Self Titled on that was decent. I love this CD... So I gave it a nine...

Posted on 11-06-2004 by ABAC-P
One I'm Waiting For (9/10)
This is a very good opening song, awesome intro guitar riff and then a fast verse. The chorus follows the typical melodic emo-style. A fun song, and pretty different from their older stuff.

Be My Escape (8/10)
Begins with one of Relient K's best guitar riffs ever. Then it transitions into a very quiet, piano driven verse. The bridge and chorus have very well written, catchy lyrics. The song ends with a quieter bridge. Overall a good song.

High of 75 (9/10)
I must be honest, I wanted to hate this song. It's overly poppy, and the opening guitar riff sounded strangely similar to Be My Escape, yet I can't help but love this song. The lyrics contain Theissen's trademark wit, and the chorus will be stuck in your head for hours after you hear it.

I So Hate Consequences (10/10)
Here you begin to see some of the maturity in the Relient K sound. Starts out with Dave singing, and a very fast, punky verse. The lyrics here are especially meaningful. If you haven't heard this song, you owe it to yourself to hear it, or at least check out the lyrics. The chorus is very potent for every Christian out there who's ever struggled with facing up to your mistakes. The end of the song is a soft, piano driven bridge that has some really beautiful words. One of the best songs on the album.

The Only Thing Worse Than Beating A Dead Horse Is Betting On One (8/10)
This tiny little song with the massive title is more in line with some of Relient K's older stuff lyrically, but in music and style it is quite unlike anything they've ever attempted. Very punky, very fast and in your face, with some nifty guitar riffs to boot. The only bummer is the length, which is just over a minute.

My Girl's Ex-Boyfriend (7/10)
This song is also more in line with Relient K's older music, with a very catchy chorus and some poppy back up from Dave and Hoopes. Not a bad song by any stretch of the imagination, but nothing special.

More Than Useless (8/10)
This song begins with some cool guitars, and then transitions into a softer verse. It picks back up for the chorus, and the words can apply to anyone out there who has wondered why they're here. This song also features quite a bit of singing by Hoopes And Dave. They seem to be experimenting with this alot more on this cd, and it really adds flavor to the songs.

Which to Bury, Us or the Hatchet? (10/10)
It's hard to describe what makes this song so powerful. It could be the excellent lyrics that Matt Theissen can pen like no one else, the driving vocals supplied by Theissen and guest vocalist David Bunton(who also does the screaming vocals on "I So Hate Consequences" and "Life After Death and Taxes"), or the excellent musical talent demonstrated, including a banjo. Yes, it's different, but I wouldn't have it any other way. The ending leads straight into the next song.

Let it All Out (9/10)
This is a piano driven, very melodic, heart breaking song. It is talking about how sometimes God has to let us get hurt to spare us from something worse. Once again, the lyrics add power to the vocals, which again feature Dave and Hoopes quite a bit. I can't find anything to complain about in this song.

Who I am Hates Who I've Been (10/10)
This song is quite possibly the high point of the entire album. It has all the elements a great song that needs: An excellent opening guitar riff, powerful vocals and lyrics, and excellent overall musicianship. It isn't pioneering any new ground, but I dare you to find something wrong with this song.

Maintain Consciousness (8/10)
A return to the goofy side of the Relient K boys. This song is about having ADD, and as you would expect, the song is very fast, catchy, and has some wicked guitars around the middle of the song. The lyrics are extremely catchy, and I find it very easy to apply to myself. ;)

This Week The Trend (7/10)
This song follows the style of "My Girl's Ex-Boyfriend" and "High of 75", and is one of the more poppy songs on the album. The guitars are nice, but being more of a poppy song, the concentration really isn't on driving guitars. The ending is probably the only part on any of these songs that I just really didn't care for. It's the same chord over and over with a mute thrown every once and a while.

Life After Death and Taxes(Failure II) (10/10)
Another excellent song. It begins with a crushing guitar riff, which is very strange coming from the Relient K boys, but on this CD they seemed to have opened up a bit and it really shows. The verse and chorus a very catchy, but the part of the song that will truly stick with you is the bridge/ending. An excellent song, and ends with something that should be very familiar to any Relient K fan.

When I Go Down (9/10)
This is another quiet song. The opening guitar is very soothing, and personally I could just listen to the guitars and piano on this song and fall right asleep. The vocals are very nice, but nothing they haven't done before. It's a nice closing track, even though it drags on a bit too long.


Overall: 10/10
In my opinion, this is Relient K's greatest achievement to date, and any rock fan should pick this up pronto. The maturity in the music and sound, and the power in the lyrics make this a CD you will be listening to for a long time.

Posted on 11-06-2004 by Epaphras
Trash :stare:

Posted on 11-06-2004 by Andrew
[QUOTE=Epaphras]Trash :stare:[/QUOTE]
I am not defending, but please elaborate. I would like to know your opinion. :)

Posted on 11-07-2004 by Epaphras
[FONT=Trebuchet MS][QUOTE=Andrew]I am not defending, but please elaborate. I would like to know your opinion. :)[/QUOTE]A lyrical nightmare. Whored musicianship...every band has converted to emo now. Add relient K to the list of casualties.

Plus they suck live.[/FONT]

Posted on 11-07-2004 by Mattlock
One thing I have absolutley love about RK is their lyrics.They write amazing songs, silly or serious. I don't see how it's a "lyrical nightmare".

Posted on 11-07-2004 by God's Jedi
[QUOTE=Epaphras][font=Trebuchet MS]A lyrical nightmare. Whored musicianship...every band has converted to emo now. Add relient K to the list of casualties.

Plus they suck live.[/font][/QUOTE]
...

I honestly have no clue what you're talking about. These are quite possibly the best lyrics to come from mainstream Christian music since The Beautiful Letdown. As ABAC mentioned, most of the music is much more punk than it is emo. I also thought this with just the couple of singles they released on PureVolume, but hearing the album as a whole makes me see that it is very much punk.

And have you ever actually SEEN them live? I saw them at a concert that was being run by Newsong, and they were only allowed to play three songs. That short set was by FAR the highlight of the evening, even beating out Audio A. Really, I fail to see any of your points whatsoever.

Posted on 11-07-2004 by Skeeter
[QUOTE=God's Jedi]...

I honestly have no clue what you're talking about. These are quite possibly the best lyrics to come from mainstream Christian music since The Beautiful Letdown. [/QUOTE]
Man, if you hadn't said "mainstream" I would've torn you a new one. ;)

Posted on 11-07-2004 by Epaphras
[QUOTE=God's Jedi]...

I honestly have no clue what you're talking about. These are quite possibly the best lyrics to come from mainstream Christian music since The Beautiful Letdown. As ABAC mentioned, most of the music is much more punk than it is emo. I also thought this with just the couple of singles they released on PureVolume, but hearing the album as a whole makes me see that it is very much punk.

And have you ever actually SEEN them live? I saw them at a concert that was being run by Newsong, and they were only allowed to play three songs. That short set was by FAR the highlight of the evening, even beating out Audio A. Really, I fail to see any of your points whatsoever.[/QUOTE][FONT=Trebuchet MS]Music is completely subjective. Some like, so don't like, but there is no standard for it except the listener's tastes. I can't convince you not to like them any more than you could convince me to like them. This thread is for discussing why we like or don't like the album. I put in my $0.02, now I'm shutting up.

And yes, I've seen them live about 4 times. My friend even played bass for them at Alive '04 for MakeAWish. They're nothing to get excited about live, IMO. Plus I heard they're kinda jerks off-stage, especially Matt T.

Shutting up now.[/FONT]

Posted on 11-07-2004 by ABAC-P
ive met all of them(including the recently departed brian pittman) and they all seemed pretty nice to me.

Posted on 11-08-2004 by sanctusfan14
ok i like this cd, mainly cuz its a lil harder. its no where near demon hunter or zao, but its good. i give it a nine. What happened to brian pittman???????

Posted on 11-09-2004 by emo_boy
I gave it a nine. It's alot different from their other stuff. I think the addition (temporary I believe) of john warne from ace troubleshooter on bass had an impact on their sound. They sound more similar to ace's sound now.
I have mixed feelings about the hidden track. I think they should have had one because it would have made the cd more them, but on the other hand they were obviously going for a mature sound, so i don't know.
I miss the humor but am really digging the depth of lyrics.
"Let it all out" and "When I Go Down" are really touching and run in the vain of matt t.'s work with The Earthquakes.
No, it's not really anything new, but they play their genre, which is extremely popular right now and there's alot of bands that play it so of course it's going to be done alot.

Posted on 11-09-2004 by UnGoodAtGuitar
[QUOTE=Epaphras]Trash :stare:[/QUOTE]


Excuse me. You really don't need to say stuff like that. YOu could just say you don't like it and don't recomend it. What you sayed was un called for

Posted on 11-09-2004 by UnGoodAtGuitar
[QUOTE=ABAC-P]ive met all of them(including the recently departed brian pittman) and they all seemed pretty nice to me.[/QUOTE]


How did you meet them?

Posted on 11-09-2004 by Epaphras
[FONT=Trebuchet MS][QUOTE=UnGoodAtGuitar]Excuse me. You really don't need to say stuff like that. YOu could just say you don't like it and don't recomend it. What you sayed was un called for[/QUOTE]Not really. The thread asked for my opinion so I gave it. I found the album to not be worth the $10 it cost to buy it, and therefor it would be in my "trash" pile, or donation pile soon. Besides, I went on to elaborate, if you read beyond my first post:[quote=I]Music is completely subjective. Some like, so don't like, but there is no standard for it except the listener's tastes. I can't convince you not to like them any more than you could convince me to like them. This thread is for discussing why we like or don't like the album. I put in my $0.02, now I'm shutting up.

And yes, I've seen them live about 4 times. My friend even played bass for them at Alive '04 for MakeAWish. They're nothing to get excited about live, IMO. Plus I heard they're kinda jerks off-stage, especially Matt T.

Shutting up now.[/quote][/FONT]

Posted on 11-09-2004 by DreamChaser
Heya,
[QUOTE=UnGoodAtGuitar]Excuse me. You really don't need to say stuff like that. YOu could just say you don't like it and don't recomend it. What you sayed was un called for[/QUOTE]

Or you could just let him have his own opinion. It was quite called for, if he really thinks it's trash.

Posted on 11-10-2004 by BereanatHeart
I'm not a fan of Relient K, by any means. I used to be, but then I found out what music was. But, for the sake of old times I bought mmhmm. To my suprise, I am loving this cd the more I listen to it.

I can't get high of 75 out of my head!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Haha, I still don't think this is the best Cd out there, but it's certainly RK's best. I still think they need to work on originallity, but yeah, at least they have improved over Two left's, BLAH!

Posted on 11-10-2004 by adamwagg
i like two lefts, but i think this one is slightly better or even to it

Posted on 11-10-2004 by Opie
all I can say is mmhmm...get it! I love it!

Stand out tracks for me...

~Be My Escape-I love the lyrics and the piano added in
~Let It All Out- I absolutely love the full piano with Dave(or Hoopsey?) on the second verse singing...
~Which To Bury, Us Or The Hatchet- The screaming is great and I love the end where it transits into the Coldplay type thing straight into Let It All Out...

You need this Album!

Posted on 11-11-2004 by Unregisted
[QUOTE=Andrew]I gave it a nine. All-around solid CD. I am going to have several hours to burn tomorrow afternoon, so I will type up a play-by-play then. As opposed to my Brother Andrew, I am really happy that there was no hidden track. It really added maturity to the CD, I think. Anyway, I will type a review up tomorrow, that is more in-depth. :)[/QUOTE]

Hey actually there IS a hidden track, go to the first track and rewind (this has to be done on a cd player or a boombox i tried it other ways it didnt) theres a quick humming session, "mmhmm, mmhmm" and so on, for about 15 seconds. sorry to ruin their "maturity"

OH and btw i give it an 11. cause i think it deserves it. so there. bye!

-Travis
(bibleteen2009@yahoo.com)

Posted on 11-11-2004 by AJ.
I just got it a few days ago. My friend had it backordered for several weeks and got the signed version.
I gave it a 8, it is a really good CD, I'm am not sure yet which one is my favourite, I'll have to listen to it a little bit more.

Posted on 11-11-2005 by Unregisted
[QUOTE=EvenThen]Ack really? I didn't really care for it because he does the growlish sort of aggravated voice thing... its really strange... I like his voice on the other cds... but I love Let It All Out.[/QUOTE]

On the little poem type things below your message, what are the first and the last one's from? I know that the middle one is from one of casting crowns songs, i think it's Here I Go Again. Casting Crowns is one of my favorite bands. Also you say that Matt has the growlish sort of aggrivated voice thing goin on, I don't really think so unless that on a song that I haven't listened to lately.

Posted on 11-12-2004 by Unregisted
Relient K's cd "mmhmm" is their best cd ever! The songs on it are so awesome, and Matt Thiessen did a great job writing them! If you don't have it yet, then I highly recommend that you get it right this minute! You WILL NOT regret it!

Posted on 11-12-2004 by beau99
[QUOTE=Opie]
~Let It All Out- I absolutely love the full piano with Dave(or Hoopsey?) on the second verse singing...
[/QUOTE]

That is actually an unknown person named John Davis. He's got a website, but I can't remember it right now.

Anyway, this is a great album.

Posted on 11-12-2004 by laetus
RELIENT K IS AWESOME

Relient K has a special set of songs that they place on every cd. The lyrics they usually put on their songs are hilarious and deep. The music is astounding and the talent shown is amazing.

However, their new cd, mmhmm, is a HUGE disapointment. Every time i listen to the Cd i become very sad because it contains nothing of what 'is' Relient K. It doesn't sound like Relient K. I was hoping to listen to an entertainingly lifting Cd over and over again, boy was I wrong. If i wasn't so lazy id rannk the cd a 4 only because Relient k is so awesome.

Posted on 11-12-2004 by Matt4JC
[QUOTE=laetus]
Relient K has a special set of songs that they place on every cd. The lyrics they usually put on their songs are hilarious and deep. The music is astounding and the talent shown is amazing.

However, their new cd, mmhmm, is a HUGE disapointment. Every time i listen to the Cd i become very sad because it contains nothing of what 'is' Relient K. It doesn't sound like Relient K. I was hoping to listen to an entertainingly lifting Cd over and over again, boy was I wrong. If i wasn't so lazy id rannk the cd a 4 only because Relient k is so awesome.[/QUOTE]

I couldn't disagree more.


there songs are funny, not hilarious. the opposite of deep. talent only mediorcre. music is NOT astounding.

mmhmm is their BEST album by far. if you want to dis maturity, go ahead. maturity rules the coop.

Posted on 11-12-2004 by laetus
You call that maturity. No its not maturity i call it posing. They have run out of gas. I call it conforming because they are just like everyon else.

Posted on 11-12-2004 by Andrew
[QUOTE=laetus]You call that maturity. No its not maturity i call it posing. They have run out of gas. I call it conforming because they are just like everyon else.[/QUOTE]
:lol:

Yeah, I am slowly becoming a programmer. I am such a sell-out, becoming like all of those other computer programmers out there.

Your argument makes NO sense at all.

Posted on 11-12-2004 by Mattlock
[QUOTE=laetus]You call that maturity. No its not maturity i call it posing. They have run out of gas. I call it conforming because they are just like everyon else.[/QUOTE]
How are they conforming? Because they are serious? I guess I'm listening to a bunch of conformist bands! I must burn my CD collection, while doing my prayer rituals for doing these Satanic/demonic/occultic actions! I must do this quickly!!

Posted on 11-13-2004 by laetus
i guess im in a conservative forum

im sorry for voicing my opinions.

Posted on 11-13-2004 by Mattlock
The problem is, you're not backing up your statements. Please backup your opinions.

Posted on 11-13-2004 by ImOnFire
I'm waiting to get it for Christmas...lol.

Posted on 11-14-2004 by sk8boarder37198
This is a great Cd. I do hat the pop stuff they put in it but with "Life after death and taxes" and "I So Hate Consequences" it gets a 8/10

Posted on 11-14-2004 by MJ_Avalanche
I just got picked this up yesterday. It pales in comparison alongside the CDs I bought with it, but in it's own right, I'd say this is RK's best work. Definately as step in the right direction for them. Ever since I heard "Failure..." I always thought they would be best suited as a sort of emo rock sort of direction. I'd say they pretty much achieved that this time around. "Failure II" really sold me on the album. That was the first song I listened to after I got it. Most of the CD is really catchy and well done.

Also I thought the hidden track was nifty this time around. Cool place to hide it at.

Overall. 8.2. Solid Release, and definately RK's best so far. (I accidentially punched 7 on the poll, so... yeah...)

Posted on 11-14-2004 by ABAC-P
[QUOTE=UnGoodAtGuitar]How did you meet them?[/QUOTE]

on see spot rock 2003, they did a show in blacksburg(va) and after the show they all came out afterwards(sanctus real and pillar did too). it was really awesome.

Posted on 11-14-2004 by *sanny*
wat's goin on chillens?? hey, i'm new, and everything looks good here, so, some1 fillme in on how it all worx here. by the way I LUV RK TO DEATH!!!!! i luv matt thiessen too. he is SO HOT!!!! and i luv their new CD. so aweome.

Posted on 11-14-2004 by *Renny*
[font=Century Gothic][color=darkred]hey girl! this place works like ps!!! coolio![/color][/font]

Posted on 11-14-2004 by *cole*
[font=Lucida Console][color=red]I love rk so much I think I would qualify as a stalker!!!!!![/color] [/font][font=Lucida Console]:spin: [/font]
[font=Lucida Console] [color=#ff0000]Cole[/color][/font]

Posted on 11-14-2004 by *sanny*
[COLOR=Navy][FONT=Comic Sans MS]yea, chillens. it's pretty cool. sry, but i gotta go. tty tonite. bye luvers!!![/FONT][/COLOR]

Posted on 11-14-2004 by *Renny*
[font=Century Gothic]:-/bye luvr![/font]

Posted on 11-15-2004 by *sanny*
[QUOTE=*Renny*][font=Century Gothic]:-/bye luvr![/font][/QUOTE]

[FONT=Comic Sans MS]bye luver!! by the way, u like my pink gutair, and i don't even play!! alrighty. c ya. [/FONT]

Posted on 11-15-2004 by *Renny*
[font=Century Gothic]c ya @ church![/font]

Posted on 11-15-2004 by DreamChaser
Heya,

Man.. don't you just love teeny-bopper fans?

Posted on 11-15-2004 by Mattlock
Yeah, they are cool. But they always think that M@t is the hottest! What's up with that? Surely it's Brian. Why'd he leave?

Posted on 11-15-2004 by MJ_Avalanche
[QUOTE=skilletswitch]Surely it's Brian.[/QUOTE]

Even my mom thought he was the cute one. :lol:

But yeah, I don't think anyone REALLY knows why he left.

Posted on 11-15-2004 by Andrew
I just vomited all over my keyboard. :nope:

Posted on 11-15-2004 by Epaphras
[FONT=Trebuchet MS]I think Pittman is the smartest of the bunch. He finally took a hint and left.[/FONT]

Posted on 11-15-2004 by Unregisted
Sanny did you read my note???? I checked you-know-where and no one has replied to our last posts. Hmmmmmmmm............... See ya later
Cole

Posted on 11-15-2004 by SupaNova
It's tween fans like that who force college guys like me to listen to Relient K in hiding :nope:
Blech, what happened to that vomiting smiley?

Posted on 11-15-2004 by *cole*
[font=Arial Black][color=indigo]I forgot to log in so it had me as a guest. How sad! :( I have to go do homework girlies.:dead: Save me!!!!!!!!! Sarah wants to use the puter so I better go:-/ See ya:spin: Cole[/color][/font]

Posted on 11-15-2004 by Epaphras
[FONT=Trebuchet MS][QUOTE=*cole*][font=Arial Black][color=indigo]I forgot to log in so it had me as a guest. How sad! :( I have to go do homework girlies.:dead: Save me!!!!!!!!! Sarah wants to use the puter so I better go:-/ See ya:spin: Cole[/color][/font][/QUOTE]Please only posts that are relevant to the thread topic. Use a private message for junk like that next time.[/FONT]

Posted on 11-15-2004 by Jonular
Could a mod split half of this thread over to CPF? Someone needs to. This is not a "review thread" anymore.

~Jon

Posted on 11-15-2004 by Andrew
[QUOTE=SystemOfAJon]Could a mod split half of this thread over to CPF? Someone needs to. This is not a "review thread" anymore.

~Jon[/QUOTE]
I am handling it, friend Jon.

Added in - Don't do that again, guys. This thread is a review thread on what you thought about MmHmm. Not about what you think of Relient K, what your mother thinks of Relient K, or how you want to marry Theissan. I don't want to hear another word about it.

Posted on 11-15-2004 by RockOn28
So before I picked up the CD, I had heard that this album was more mature than "Two lefts..." I was suprised at how much more mature this album is. The thing that suprised me the most was that, for a mainstream release, it was a very Christian-oriented CD. Yes it has some goofy tracks, but for the most part, it's very serious. I'm amazed at how good this CD is. After "Two Lefts..." I doubted that they could make an album as good as Anatomy. This is better than anatomy. I just hope that people like my youth pastor who had given up on them will give this CD a chance.

Posted on 11-15-2004 by *Renny*
RELIENT K ROX MY SOX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:clap:

Posted on 11-15-2004 by Andrew
*Renny* - You need to stop this. I am about to report you to the administrative staff.

Posted on 11-16-2005 by KingdomHeart44
best Relient K yet....

Posted on 11-18-2004 by Matt4JC
here's my actual review of the CD:

I have listened through a few times now so i feel i can give an accurate one. Compared to the other RK albums, I love this one! Compared to much better artists (like the ones in my sig) it's not much. but yeah, the other RK albums usually are about 2 serious songs, 4 serious/silly songs, and 10 goofy either songs or fill-ins ("the scrambled eggs and cinamon toast...mmm delicious!"). This album is more like 2 goofy songs, 4 serious/silly songs and 8 serious songs. It's great!

I especially like Be My Escape, High of 75, More Than Useless, The One I'm Waiting For, and Let it All Out. I've always said they need to use more piano. That adds a nice touch.

And let's face it: My Girl's Ex-Boyfriend is bound to be the next Sadie Hawkins Dance/Mood Rings... so they haven't got rid of that tradition.

Definetly a step up in the world for these guys...

Posted on 11-18-2004 by RockOn28
One thing I have noticed so far is that most of us, if not all, have put Let It All Out as one of our favorites on the CD. I think it's pretty cool that so many of us can agree that it is a great song.

Posted on 11-18-2004 by texandawg1288
[QUOTE=RockOn28]One thing I have noticed so far is that most of us, if not all, have put Let It All Out as one of our favorites on the CD. I think it's pretty cool that so many of us can agree that it is a great song.[/QUOTE]
Let it all out I don't think is as good as When I go down, that is a very good song.

Posted on 11-18-2004 by RockOn28
When I Go Down is a great song but I think Let It All Out is better. I'm a sucker for piano :D

Posted on 11-19-2004 by punkrox102
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

Posted on 11-19-2004 by roger 36
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.

Posted on 11-20-2005 by HolyRockJfreak
This cd rocks! I've been listening to some of their songs on purevolume.com/relientk and it's just great. Some of my favs are "Be My Escape", "The One I'm Waiting For", "Who I am Hates Who I've Been", and "More than Useless".

Posted on 11-21-2004 by Unregisted
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

Posted on 11-21-2004 by punkrawker0427
[QUOTE=God's Jedi]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 [i]Anatomy[/i], 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.[/QUOTE]


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.
kevin

Posted on 11-27-2004 by phoenix.reaper
The CD is awsome...they're serious in this one..

Posted on 12-03-2004 by Mugga Please
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.

Posted on 12-03-2004 by mtnboy1605
I think that this is thier best cd yet. It really grows on you.

Posted on 12-07-2005 by hockeyfreak30
this CD showed a different side of Relient K, not so much pop/punk that was present in their first 2 CDs. I enjoyed this CD, best songs being "The One I'm Waiting For", "This Week the Trend", and "High of 75"

Posted on 12-08-2004 by lizwrenne
9. was a good cd. was impressed. liked the addition of keyboards. nice touch.

Posted on 12-08-2004 by ImOnFire
[QUOTE=lizwrenne]9. was a good cd. was impressed. liked the addition of keyboards. nice touch.[/QUOTE]
Ooh yes...keyboards :duh: ...and why are we getting so many first posts of users and guests in here? Hmmpf. :lol:

Posted on 12-15-2004 by Unregisted
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.

Posted on 12-15-2004 by texandawg1288
[QUOTE] 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.[/QUOTE]
Yes, I could have not said it better. I love the work they put in it.

Posted on 12-18-2004 by *Renny*
i LOVE relient k! can't u tell by my sig!? lol!!!;)

Posted on 12-21-2004 by JaytheK
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" :D

Posted on 12-21-2004 by *Renny*
omg! i love those songs 2!!! i like song number 10...i forget what its called and i love more than useless! loL!

Posted on 12-21-2004 by christianjosh
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

Posted on 12-21-2004 by *Renny*
how can u say that!?

Posted on 12-21-2004 by *sanny*
really?? i like let it all out much better than when i go down. when i go down just seems too long, it's like, 6:00!!! by the way, who exactly is singing the second part in let it all out??

Posted on 12-21-2004 by rkfan37
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

Posted on 12-21-2004 by Inked in Blood
i give it a two because i dont like relient k.

Posted on 12-22-2004 by *Renny*
then if u don't like them, y r u on here???:rofl:

Posted on 12-22-2004 by beau99
[QUOTE=*sanny*]by the way, who exactly is singing the second part in let it all out??[/QUOTE]

John Davis.

Go to [url]www.johndavismusic.com[/url]

Posted on 12-22-2004 by *cole*
This pink guitar on my avater looks just like mine!

Posted on 12-22-2004 by surferdude9375
I love this cd so far so i am giving it a 10. It is a whole lot better than the last cd they made.

Posted on 12-22-2004 by *Renny*
i pretty much love em all! ive heard them all...don't own em all...yet:yep:

Posted on 12-22-2004 by *cole*
[font=Arial Black][size=3][color=blue]Relient K is soooooooooooooo awesome!!!!! I wish I could marry them![/color][/size][/font]

Posted on 12-23-2004 by Mattlock
[QUOTE=*cole*][font=Arial Black][size=3][color=blue]Relient K is soooooooooooooo awesome!!!!! I wish I could marry them![/color][/size][/font][/QUOTE]
:nope:

Posted on 12-23-2004 by texandawg1288
This is a review forum, not a chat about Relient K. If you want to talk about them go to their threads in the IA forum. Thanks.

Posted on 12-23-2004 by *cole*
[font=Arial Black][size=4][color=red]How rude!!!!:mad: [/color][/size][/font]

Posted on 12-23-2004 by Mattlock
Cole, you seriously need to stop. That is what we call cheap posting, and if you read the Forum Rules, it says that Cheap Posting is only meant for the CPF. You've done this in the blog section, and not only yours, but Chris'. Please stop now.

Posted on 12-23-2004 by Andrew
[QUOTE=*cole*][font=Arial Black][size=4][color=red]How rude!!!!:mad: [/color][/size][/font][/QUOTE]
OKay. Leave this post up, Ryan.

*Cole*, consider this an official warning. If you disrespect the rules of a forum, or a mod like that again, I will report you to the administrative staff. Ryan (quite kindly, I might add) told you which forum your chatting belonged in, and you disrespected him by posting that.

Posted on 12-24-2004 by ABAC-P
[QUOTE=leadworshiper]i give it a two because i dont like relient k.[/QUOTE]

have you even heard the cd? if not, i think it's kind of stupid of you to rate it, not to mention immature. Demon Hunter's awesome, though.

But seriously, you shouldnt rate a cd poorly simply because you hate them. listen to the cd, and if you think it deserves a two, give it a two.

Posted on 12-26-2004 by DavidFrank
My kids got me this cd for Christmas and right now, after 2 listens, I am giving it an 8, even though I know the more I listen the more I will like it. I love their sound though, which I mean, the sound on this particular album.

Any comments in this post are directed to the album being reviewed.

Take Care

df

Posted on 12-27-2004 by hardcorerocker
I just got it. Relient K has really grown up! And I like that, it's awesome. I have listened to Two Lefts, Anatomy of Tounge and that's it, but seriously, I really like this one. It's awesome. The second song, I forget what it's called..Be My Escape..it's really good. They have deeper lyrics, better music, it's simply awesome. Love it. Give it a 9.5.

Posted on 12-30-2004 by mmggppmgp
Hey i Had the chance to listen through this CD and I thought it was good especially the songs Be My Escape, I so Hate Consequences, High of 75, and mostly all of it, non if it is bad too. Its pretty good but not quite wut i expected it to be... i think its awesome i still give it a 10... RK rocks :clap:

Posted on 12-30-2004 by mmggppmgp
oh yah not to mention they are more mature

Posted on 12-30-2004 by KyleRinker
I rated this cd a 9. I got it for christmas and I love it. The cd as a whole is better than any previous RK album. The lyrics are based much more on Matt's relationship directly with God rather then his social issues. And musically, it's awesome cause he playes in dropD more. (track 13 rocks!) The only thing is that the album lacks the original chatchiness of the last two. Pressing on, Sadi Hawkins dance, Mood rings, chapstick, these songs are rediculous and funny, but extremely chatchy. I wished for a song like that after listening to the albumn. But again, I much prefer the maturity that Matt's showing now. :
Over all 9 and a half!! ROCK ON RELIENTK!. this is their best overall album. :clap:

Posted on 12-30-2004 by shawnothan
I give it a total 10!! I got this CD from a friend by mistake. He didn't like it and said I could keep it. I was like "cool", and I haven't stopped listening to it since! I think everyone else on here is getting straight to the issue...Relient K has given us some exceptionally good words this time, and for me, the music is better too! I think they have become alot more artistic than before. I really like the messages the songs carry. My favorite is probably "I so hate consequences" but that's hard to say since all of them totally rock!!!! In my opinion, the best RK album yet! (all respect to the previous releases!hehe)


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