Overview 01. Hello McFly 02. My Girlfriend 03. Wake Up Call 04. Benediction 05. When You're Around 06. Softer to Me 07. Charles in Charge 08. Staples 09. Anchorage 10. 17 Magazine 11. Balloon Ride 12. Everything Will Be 13. Nancy Drew 14. K Car
Record Label Gotee Records
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 4.98" Width: 5.66" Height: 0.42" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Apr 25, 2000
Publisher CHORDANT ACNT# 3707
ISBN 7474094908 EAN 9787474094902 UPC 669447281825
Don't get me wrong, Relient K is the best band ever in my opinion, but this is only their debut. Don't judge a band from the cover, check out their newer stuff beginning with MMHMM and I promise you will be amazed. Their 2nd and 3rd album are great as well. I don't know what I could do without songs like "Pressing On" "Sadie Hawkins Dance" "Chapstick" "Moodring" "Forward Motion" "In Love With The 80's" (they really can write some good stuff) but I can do without all the songs on this album and so can Relient K. Matt Thiessen blatantly asked people not to listen to this stuff because this is NOT who they are. They have grown up since this and so have the fans, so do yourself a favor and overlook this album but do NOT overlook the band.
STUFF Feb 18, 2006
Okay, this is definately not Relient K's best album, but it is great. I like their older songs because they actually say "Jesus" when they're talking to him, unlike in their newer stuff. Anyone who doesn't like them because of religious songs heres wut i say to you, "GO DIE YOU FRICKING CRACKHEADS!!!" hehee that was fun. anyway, yeah good CD and yeah and um.... YEAH!!!!
A so-so debut for an otherwise phenomenal band. Feb 3, 2006
I am one of the most faithful RK fans you will ever find, so that statement is significant. In comparison with every subsequent CD, their self-titled debut is severely sub-par. While they establish early on their lyrical wordplay and tongue in cheek attitude, the band's musicality is painfully undeveloped at this point. The melodies for the majority of the songs meld into one, making them indistinguishable from each other. However, RK's potential is also obvious, particularly in the stand-out track "Softer to Me." Along with "Wake Up Call," this song shows a sign of better things to come from this young band. (And we were not disappointed!) While I think they've definitely done better, any good RK fan needs this album to know their band's roots.
Reliant K......"DROP YOUR LABEL!!!!" Sep 24, 2005
I was fortunate to be introduced to this band via a live video of "Be My Escape" which was a great introduction. I immediately took to the song and the band and bought the album. A truelly first class record on all fronts. As the months went by I kept wondering why they havn't broken out. Then I recentley witnessed the trainwreck of a video for the same song. Who the *^%$ put the "Okay Stamp" on that one!!! My advice to the band..."drop your label and move on!!!" Any label that would allow that piece of crap to be paid for and released needs to have their heads checked. Judging by the exceptional quality of this album and the little air play and attention it's recieving I'm gonna have to repeat the afformentioned advice. DROP YOUR LABEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
An Awesome Debut CD Aug 19, 2005
Which is exactly what it is. A DEBUT cd. To all those people that think they sound too "soft" try listening to some of Relient K's newest cd's.
Anyway, I am a huge fan of Relient K. You can hear a definite difference in sound from this cd and Mmhmm. All the songs are fun, the lyrics are good, and the messages are good. There are a lot more God-oriented songs on this cd than on their other ones, but I believe that shows that Relient K is most definitely a Christian Band.
My favorite songs are My Girlfriend, Wake Up Call, Staples, and 17 Magazine. I hope that you listen to them and enjoy them too.