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Forget And Not Slow Down (Amazon Exclusive Version)

Forget And Not Slow Down (Amazon Exclusive Version)

October 5, 2009
4.8 out of 5 stars 122 customer reviews

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The easiest way to say this is that Forget and Not Slow Down is essentially a break up album. For those of you who heard their less than perfect previous outing, Five Score and Seven Years Ago, the band took a complete one-eighty after recording a record that was essentially about being in love (i.e. "I always knew I'd find someone. I never dreamt it'd be like this, cause you've surpassed all that I'd hoped for and ever wished"). And it's common knowledge amongst the group's core fans that frontman Matt Thiessen went through a break-up with his ex-fiance before writing began; thus, it had a lot of impact on the new record. It's a sad record, it will make you think, it may even make you cry, but relient K shows that there is still hope and that moving on is possible. Relient K has always been known for their fun pop punk sound mixed with Thiessen's witty lyrics. But instead of a pop punk album, Relient K crafted a solid rock album chock full of their pop-minded hooks. Keep in mind this is also their first full-length without longtime drummer/vocalist, Dave Douglas; though last summer's The Nashville Tennis - EP is their first release without Douglas and first with new drummer Ethan Luck (Check out his old bands The O.C. Supertones and Demon Hunter for those not in tune...Heck, check out John Warne's Ace Troubleshooter while you're at it). Adding to the list of firsts, it is the band's first release on Gotee imprint, Mono vs. Stereo with distribution being handled by the folks at Jive (Relient K and Backstreet Boys are on the same label. Amazing.) The album is the band's most mature effort, sonically and lyrically. Gone is the straight pop punk sound found on albums like Mmhmm and Two Lefts Don't Make a Right... But Three Do, yet you may still find a couple pop culture references (i.e.Read more ›
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Relient K has always been musically and lyrically witty and intelligent, and this new album is no exception. The album consists entirely of breakup songs, which I personally appreciate very much, as I recently went through a breakup. The music is fun and diverse while maintaining continuity and sticking to Relient K's signature style, and the lyrics are very insightful and thoughtful.
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If you know anything at all about Relient K, you would certainly know about their witty and occasionally outlandish lyrics and punk rock-like sound. They've been about as innocent as can be all throughout their career, but never afraid to admit to personal faults and painful mistakes. The band's sixth and latest album, Forget and Not Slow Down, finds Matt Thiessen and the group in a very different place than they've ever been before, both musically and lyrically, for a record that's all about perspective... and making a sound as catchy as humanly possible.

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").
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20 years ago I experienced a great death of something wonderful. I had in my crumbling heart the soul of this disc. It's so strange and yet cathartic to sing what died so long ago. I don't need no stinkin hooks and silly loops. This is the best C-rock can be ...real life and how to carry on. This is my favorite RK disc for this reason alone. The Boss watching over us as we fail so mightily and devastatingly. The challenge is getting up again and ultimately loving again. This is the first CD in years that I could really hammer into my head for weeks and still find meaning and emotion. I like the previous RK offerings but compared to this they are somewhat detached. This is the first RK that I put on the level of Switchfoot and Jars. I've been blessed and ministered to with hard riffs and bashing drum kit and keyboards to die for...yeah thanks guys, I've been in the wars too and I learned to love deeper and better. Amen and Rock on.
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I've been a Relient K fan since their first album. That said, I couldn't get into this album and don't know how it has such rave reviews. To me it lacked the creativity, and the fun of other albums. The abundant mello sound just blobs every song together, no punchy, catchy riffs, much less backing vocals, and no cool solos like other albums. Even the non-mello songs seem to plateau. I feel that MMHMM was apex of their ability. Whether or not you liked the album I think they perfected their pop-punk sound, included cheeky, fun songs that they're known for, and it just ran together as a concept. I miss their old drummer (Dave) Even though I like Ethan Luck his drumming just seems forgettable and doesn't stand out from every other mediocre drummer. I listened to older albums and they are so much more talented than this.
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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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