Relient K has become a massive phenomenon among Christian music fans. With studio albums on the brink of Gold status, the release of the 4th studio album, mmhmm, will be released at the peak of momentum for this band. The fans are more fanatic than ever, the band is the happiest they have ever been about the songs being written for this record. The Relient K boys just keep it coming.
Following the lead of their secular counterparts like Blink 182
and Good Charlotte
, Christian pop-punk group Relient K changes tact for its fourth studio album. Cue pianos and strings and lyrics that largely leave behind adolescent concerns in search of greater meaning on epic songs like "Be My Escape" and "Who I Am Hates Who I've Been." But the heavy themes and dark clouds on the album cover don't spell the death of the band's goofy side--for a quick dose of devolution check "The Only Worst Thing Than Beating A Dead Horse Is Betting On One" and "My Girlfriend's Ex-Boyfriend," songs that would make even a sadsack like Morrissey
crack a smile. --Aidin Vaziri