AJ & KS | CT | 01/20/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great alternative band with faith based lyrcs. These guys are wise beyond their years and their songs have a broad youthfull appeal. I would give Relient K and the Anatomy of Tongue and Cheek album my higest recomendations. If you don't have it get MMMHMM and two wrongs don't make a right also."
Relient K Shows Growth, But Still Not Quite There
Flap Jackson | State Road, NC | 01/10/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It took a year to grow as Relient K released their second album. There were still references in the song lyrics--Breakfast at Tiffany's, Mr. Ed, Star Wars, Thundercats, Maybelline, Mary Tyler Moore Show, and Brian Wilson. But there are actually songs concerning worship.
Distinctive from its predecessor, references utilize fun, as opposed to exemplifying a point. A case in point is "Maybe it's Maybeline" which addresses our fixation with blame--"Maybe it is them. Maybe it is me. Or, maybe it's Maybeline."
The vocals clearly have grown, as shown in "Lion Wilson," a concise a cappella song. The tunes also have advanced, taking more of a punk feel, but varied with acoustic guitar for worship songs.
Songs like "Sadie Hawkins Dance" and "I'm Lion-O" are enjoyable, and call the listener to dance. However, the real highlight is again an edgy song titled "Failure to Excommunicate," which speaks of excommunication in the world, racism, and loving outcasts.
Overall, an entertaining album; the group has enhanced their sound, but there's still room to grow.
By the way, the Gold Edition isn't all that much different, except for one music video, and that's really it. But there could be a sound quality difference, which I wouldn't know, without having the original album."