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Relient K: The Anatomy of the Tongue in CheekThe Anatomy of the Tongue in Cheek (2001)
Gotee

Reviewer Rating: 2.5


Contributed by: EddieEddie
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The album that put Christian pop-punk band Relient K on the map, The Anatomy of the Tongue in Cheek gives just what their fans want: spirited, uplifting pop songs with punchy guitars and sing-along anthems. But is that a good thing? While this is a decent effort from the band, there's no use figh.
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The album that put Christian pop-punk band Relient K on the map, The Anatomy of the Tongue in Cheek gives just what their fans want: spirited, uplifting pop songs with punchy guitars and sing-along anthems. But is that a good thing?

While this is a decent effort from the band, there's no use fighting the fact that this is the same stuff we've had over and over from band after band: catchy songs about 80's girls performed by pretty boys in Chuck Taylor's.

But even though I know that, I'm still able to fully enjoy Midtown and Sugarcult, but not Relient K. Probably because RK offers absolutely nothing new, and actually ruins the formula that "works" for every Simple Plan out there. RK can't seem to stop with uninspired vocals and annoying repetition within all their songs.

The album includes a whopping seventeen tracks, but it still feels so empty when you get to the end. The only truly good songs on this album are "Pressing On", "I'm Lion-O", "Breakdown", and "May the Horse Be With You". Other than that, I couldn't care less about the other songs. It's just boring repitition. But I give them credit for being a positive influence on today's youth and having more integrity than blink-182.

 

 
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mattsgeek (February 18, 2006)

Relient K - Mmhmm
Posted by mattsgeek on 2006-02-18 17:41:40

u know wut's funny? no one's here so i am talking to myself: cool!

Relient K - Mmhmm
Posted by mattsgeek on 2006-02-18 17:40:09

just so you know, this is cc now, and from now on i will not be anonymous. i am matt's geek. i just set this up now with a fake e-mail: krelient@rk.com , and it let me get away with it!
~cc (matt's geek)

Relient K - Mmhmm
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-02-18 17:27:26

cc wrote that last one, too.

Relient K - Mmhmm
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-02-18 17:27:00

(cc=caitlin childs) just so you all know what a true rk nerd really is... not one that is like oh... you are so sexy... rk oh so dreamy... rk nerds are tttrue geeks that are obsessed with rk in a geeky way.. we are the real fans. if you are a rk nerd, that is not obseessed with how hot matt is, type this: i see matt for who he is... not for the person that put matt hoopes head through the wall.

Relient K - Mmhmm
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-02-18 17:21:26

~cc wrote that last letter... the same person who wrote the one before it. yes, i love them again :-)

Relient K - Mmhmm
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-02-18 17:20:22
My Score:

okay fine... this cd is f-ing awesome. but i wish that i was their only fan. a true blue 100% rk nerd geek. a true #1 because i am the most obsessed fan on the frigging universe! listen to each of their cds one a day (only the 4 main ones) and on weekends? twice each. i swear to f-ing god.i memorized all 5 parts of each song soo they are branded into my brain. u have no clue how obsessed i am. i owe my life to them... i swear. until i heard of them... i was ready to commit suicide. the changed changed my liufe. i swear. i o my life to rk. no one will ever know how much i thank them for what they did cuz they are so cool and they said all that matters too them is that they affect someone's life in some way and i am that person. thank you so much matt... i love you. :'-)

Relient K - Mmhmm
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-02-18 17:09:25
My Score:

i used to be the most f*c*ed up relient k fan on earth. i was way too obsessed w/ them. now, i hate them(as of 5 minutes ago) because they are now popular and becoming major kiss-asses. HANDLE THE TRUTH! they are hypnotizing you. rk smells like my brother after track practice...The STINK!
~cc
5 min ago i was so their no. 1 fan. i swear to god. now i really dislike them. a lot. but it's not their fault. I'm just upset that people are looking at them from the wrong view and now they are getting so bigheaded that i can't see beyond canton

mattsgeek (February 18, 2006)

okay fine... this cd is f-ing awesome. but i wish that i was their only fan. a true blue 100% rk nerd geek. a true #1 because i am the most obsessed fan on the frigging universe! listen to each of their cds one a day (only the 4 main ones) and on weekends? twice each. i swear to f-ing god.i memorized all 5 parts of each song soo they are branded into my brain. u have no clue how obsessed i am. i owe my life to them... i swear. until i heard of them... i was ready to commit suicide. the changed changed my liufe. i swear. i o my life to rk. no one will ever know how much i thank them for what they did cuz they are so cool and they said all that matters too them is that they affect someone's life in some way and i am that person. thank you so much matt... i love you. :'-)

mattsgeek (February 18, 2006)

This cd... id am not as obsessed with it as Mmhmm, but i really like itn like a ton. My fave on here is "Those Words Are Not Enough" and...DUH... SKITTLES AND COMBOS!

Anonymous (July 12, 2005)

I just bought this CD. LOVE IT!

Amanda

Anonymous (July 6, 2005)

Relient K is an awesome band. They follow Jesus, but they do not stress it in every song. They have some fun songs like "Sadie Hawkin's Dance."
^^

Anonymous (November 1, 2004)

First their Jesus lyrics make me laugh.. Then they meake me sick.. Fuck this bullshit band.. See ya in church! NOT!

KathleenNicole (June 30, 2004)

"once you hear getting into you you'll have a different view, i promise." You're definitely right about that! When I heard Two Lefts CD the first time I listened to it straight through and really didn't pay that much attention but then I couldn't stop playing Getting Into You over and over again. It's so pure and straight-up

Anonymous (August 19, 2003)

are you guys nuts? rK was formed around eh 97 when they released their first album, "all work and no play" long time before sum 41 and everyone else. then in 98 they switched to gotee records and released their first album with them, self-titled. then of the anatomy album came along, followed by two lefts in march of 2003...by the way, theyre the best. brian pittman (bassist) oohf hes sexy. once you hear getting into you you'll have a different view, i promise.

Katie4213 (August 1, 2003)

at a first listen these guys can sound generic, but their lyrics are pretty clever. give them some credit. i personally think they are pretty decent at what they do.

Anonymous (July 31, 2003)

these guys suck dick and so do their fans

Anonymous (July 29, 2003)

and by the way. Sugarcult might be the most terrible band ever.

Anonymous (July 29, 2003)

"hey bible thumpers,get the fuck out of punk and go back to church."

Hahahaha people like that make me wish I was back in jail.

Punk is all about free speech. So hey fucker, get the fuck out of punk and go back to american politics.

Anonymous (July 29, 2003)

i like this album and the new one is good.

Anonymous (July 29, 2003)

if someone mentions simple plan again ill implode...the mere thought of that so called voice pierces my ear drums to the point i wanna shove a pencil in my brain to make it stop....but ya woohoo squeeky voiced christian punkers

Anonymous (July 28, 2003)

This band is good and all the comparisons to sum41 and simple Plan are around the wrong way, Reliant K have been around longer.

Spaztic (July 27, 2003)

I am a tool, eh? May I ask what I posted that qualifies me as a tool?

Punk elitists are hilarious.

Anonymous (July 27, 2003)

hey bible thumpers,get the fuck out of punk and go back to church.

waste_elite (July 27, 2003)

if you've got two fucking sets of pictures of yourself on the front of your album, you know you suck.

Anonymous (July 27, 2003)

Yay! Just saw these guys on the cover of a Christian magazine. Hooray for God rock! Moreover, hooray for God punk-rock!

Anonymous (July 26, 2003)

hey Spaztic-

you are a tool...

that is all.

Anonymous (July 26, 2003)

"I might be wrong..but I think these guys have been around longer than simple plan."

Yeah, I think you're probably right because wasn't half of Simple PLan in Reset until 2000 or 2001? So they probably were either formed around the same time as Relient K or later (I don't really know when RK formed).

Spaztic (July 26, 2003)

Bluetune - Ah, you're right, I was thinking of their S/T for some reason.

I used to like this band before I got into good music. They're huge on the Christian market, and that's who they're aimed at. I like a couple of their stupid songs just because I like a dumb laugh every now and then. Still, catchy crap.

bluetunehead (July 26, 2003)

spaztic the songs he mentioned are definetely on this cd, which to agree with most of the comments kinda sucks. the one halfway decent song on here rips off sum 41, which ain't exactly something to be proud of.

Anonymous (July 26, 2003)

No. You get scene points for bashing religion. It's the cool thing to do after all.

Review was pretty terrible.

-scotty

Anonymous (July 26, 2003)

I get uber-mega scene points for saying this band sucks, right?

inagreendase (July 26, 2003)

i bought their first cd on a pretty big whim a year and a half ago. what a bad whim. one of the songs had a good intro, but that was the highlight of the disc. i opened it before i noticed the words CHRISTIAN ALT. on the recepit. who-fuckin-ops.

Anonymous (July 26, 2003)

fuck this band

NewKid (July 25, 2003)

Sadie Hawkin's dance always ends up in my friends profiles around sadie hawkins time. I think I only enjoyed a couple songs on this cd. Definately not worth the money. I haven't heard the new one. Does any know if it's any better?

Anonymous (July 25, 2003)

damn this reviewer is worthless

Spaztic (July 25, 2003)

I got this CD a long time ago and wasn't too impressed either, though you have to admit some of it is catchy stuff. My only gripe is that the reviewer is a fucking idiot because all of the songs you mentioned that you enjoyed aren't on that CD, it's on the CD they released after this one.

funkisdead (July 25, 2003)

dude... sugarcult? gnarly. that shit is worse than britney. at least britney is hot. marko looks like a bitch, but he is a dude with ridiculous sideburns.
so yeah, lots of things are better than sugarcult. maybe even this.
but the jesus thing is a -4000 scene points...
hmmm.. what a shitty posting

TahoeJeff (July 25, 2003)

I might be wrong..but I think these guys have been around longer than simple plan.

Anonymous (July 25, 2003)

Seriously, if I supported my local scene as much as possible there would be two more NFGs on TV are you happy.

Anonymous (July 25, 2003)

Rilo Kiley is more deserving of the initials RK.

Love, Dan.

MrOhio (July 25, 2003)

I try to support these guys, since they are from Ohio and all, but a lot of the songs on all their albums don't do it for me. Apparently, you must have 2 acoustic songs on every punk album. It's an unwritten rule or something.

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