Mmhmm

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This article is about album by Relient K. For album by Floor Thirteen 2008, see Mmmm!. For other topics, see MMM.
Mmhmm
Studio album by Relient K
Released November 2, 2004
Recorded Dark Horse Studios
Genre Pop punk, Christian rock, alternative rock
Length 50:22
Label Gotee, Capitol, Mono Vs Stereo
Producer Mark Lee Townsend, Matt Thiessen
Relient K chronology
Deck the Halls, Bruise Your Hand
(2003)
Mmhmm
(2004)
Apathetic EP
(2005)
Alternative cover
Cover to the Japanese pressing of the album.
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk (90%)[1]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Cross Rhythms 9/10 stars[3]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4.5/5 stars[4]

Mmhmm is the fourth full-length album by pop punk band Relient K, released in November 2004. This album is especially notable for two reasons: First, it marked their debut on Capitol; and second, it was Brian Pittman's last album with the band. In addition to being released on Capitol and Gotee, Mmhmm was re-released on vinyl on Mono Vs Stereo. The re-release includes a song originally from Apathetic EP, called "Apathetic Way to Be". The singles "Be My Escape" and "Who I Am Hates Who I've Been", both found on Mmhmm, boosted Relient K's mainstream popularity. Although the song "High of 75" was never released to mainstream markets, it spent fifteen consecutive weeks in the CCM top ten.[citation needed]

Mmhmm earned the group a Canadian Juno Award nomination for Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year in 2006. In 2005, Mmhmm was certified Gold by the RIAA for sales in excess of 500,000 units in the United States. It has sold over 800,000 copies in the United States.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Matt Thiessen

Album release
No. Title Length
0. "MMHMM (pregap)"   -0:17
1. "The One I'm Waiting For"   3:02
2. "Be My Escape"   4:00
3. "High of 75"   2:27
4. "I So Hate Consequences"   4:01
5. "The Only Thing Worse than Beating a Dead Horse Is Betting On One"   1:13
6. "My Girl's Ex-Boyfriend"   2:28
7. "More than Useless" (featuring John Warne) 3:50
8. "Which to Bury, Us or the Hatchet?"   4:11
9. "Let It All Out" (featuring John Davis) 4:21
10. "Who I Am Hates Who I've Been" (featuring John Warne) 3:52
11. "Maintain Consciousness"   2:52
12. "This Week the Trend"   2:59
13. "Life After Death & Taxes (Failure II)"   4:23
14. "When I Go Down" (featuring John Davis) 6:42
Total length:
50:21

On the vinyl re-release, "Apathetic Way to Be" is added as track ten.

Tenth anniversary[edit]

Mmhmm10 is a reissue for the tenth anniversary of the album's release. The reissue will be available as a deluxe edition CD, vinyl[5] and digital album.[6] The band is planning on a tour for the anniversary.[7]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Matt Thiessen

Mmhmm10
No. Title Length
1. "The One I'm Waiting For"   3:02
2. "Be My Escape"   4:00
3. "High of 75"   2:27
4. "I So Hate Consequences"   4:01
5. "The Only Thing Worse than Beating a Dead Horse Is Betting On One"   1:13
6. "My Girl's Ex-Boyfriend"   2:28
7. "More than Useless" (featuring John Warne) 3:50
8. "Which to Bury, Us or the Hatchet?"   4:11
9. "Let It All Out" (featuring John Davis) 4:21
10. "Apathetic Way To Be"   3:21
11. "Who I Am Hates Who I've Been" (featuring John Warne) 3:52
12. "Maintain Consciousness"   2:52
13. "This Week the Trend"   2:59
14. "Life After Death & Taxes (Failure II)"   4:23
15. "When I Go Down" (featuring John Davis) 6:42
16. "Mmhmm"   0:17
17. "The Truth"   3:17
18. "Be My Escape" (Acoustic) 4:03
19. "I So Hate Consequences" (Acoustic) 4:40
20. "Which To Bury, Us Or The Hatchet?" (Acoustic) 2:44
21. "Who I Am Hates Who I've Been" (Acoustic) 3:21
22. "The Thief"   2:22
23. "Manic Monday" (The Bangles cover) 2:46
Total length:
74:26

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2004 The Billboard 200 15
2004 U.S. Internet Charts 1

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot Digital Songs Top 40 Mainstream Billboard Pop 100 Hot Digital Tracks Pop 100 Airplay Hot Christian Songs
2005 "Be My Escape" 82 31 39 48 43 49 16
2005 "Who I Am Hates Who I've Been" 58 39 22 35 37 32 32

Christian Radio-Only Singles:

Awards[edit]

In 2006, the album won a Dove Award for Rock Album of the Year at the 37th GMA Dove Awards. It was also nominated for Recorded Music Packaging of the Year. The songs "Be My Escape" and "Who I Am Hates Who I've Been" received nominations as well.[8]

Credits[edit]

Band[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • David Henry – cello
  • Chris Carmichael – violin, viola
  • David Bunton – additional vocals on "I So Hate Consequences", "Which to Bury, Us or the Hatchet", and "Life After Death and Taxes (Failure II)"
  • Kevin Kiehn – additional vocals on "I So Hate Consequences"
  • John Davis – additional vocals on "Let It All Out" and "When I Go Down"
  • John Warne – additional vocals on "More than Useless" and "Who I Am Hates Who I've Been"
  • Anthony Lucido – additional bass
  • Rob Roy Fingerhead – banjo, additional guitar, additional percussion
  • Mark Lee Townsend - producer
  • Joe Marlett - engineer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Relient K - Mmhmm". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved September 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ Mmhmm at AllMusic
  3. ^ "Review: mmhmm - Relient K - Cross Rhythms". Retrieved September 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Relient K, "Mmhmm" Review". Retrieved September 20, 2014. 
  5. ^ Read, Trevor (July 30, 2014). "Modern Vinyl – Relient K confirm ‘Mmhmm’ reissue". Modern Vinyl. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Relient K - Today we re-released a digital album called...". Facebook. December 9, 2014. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Relient K Announce ‘Mmhmm’ 10th Anniversary Tour". Under the Gun Review. July 28, 2014. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  8. ^ Kim Jones. "37th Annual GMA Dove Awards Nominations & Winners". About. Retrieved September 20, 2014.