Forget And Not Slow Down
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I think it's only fair to get this fact out of the way before going any further: Forget and Not Slow Down is a breakup album. Apparently, Matt Thiessen (the band's lead singer) broke up with his fiancé sometime between when he wrote the band's previous record and this one. Many of the songs on Forget represent what he went through, so the context is certainly helpful in interpreting his lyrics. But what makes this album unique is that it's not about wallowing in self-pity for the pains of the breakup: it's all about perspective, and realizing that "Without you I'm still whole, you and life remain beautiful," and "If a nightmare ever does unfold, perspective is a lovely hand to hold."
What's also so fantastic about the album's lyrics is how they can easily apply to just about any rough situation in life. There are songs about moving on despite a shameful past ("Forget and Not Slow Down"), putting difficult issues in perspective ("Part Of It"), and realizing that pride is most likely the cause the fall ("Sahara").Read more ›
I've given it more time and it has grown on me a little more. Matt took the right approach to write this album. It's still just okay for me. It's not really the style that this band does best in my opinion.
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Relient K does it, again! Though I still liked "Mmhmm" the best, this album is a bit more solemn, maybe even "mature" (but not in a bad way!). Read morePublished 6 months ago by AjianAja
Has a couple of songs (Sahara, Forget And Not Slow Down) that are on my Favorites of All Time list.Published 7 months ago by taikwanjo
This is one of Relient K's best. I'd lost it for years, and now that I found it again, it sounds just as quirky, thoughtful and fun as I'd remembered it.Published 10 months ago by Kathy
This album is a masterpiece. It's full of raw emotion and is the perfect thing to listen to after a heartbreak.Published 15 months ago by A. Duncan
My favorite album I have ever owned. I am 33 and have bought albums since high school.Published 18 months ago by A. Goddard
Beautiful album, all the way down to the artwork. Definitely worth buying.Published 18 months ago by Justin