|Studio album by Relient K|
|Released||November 2, 2004|
|Recorded||Dark Horse Studios|
|Genre||Pop punk, Christian rock, alternative rock|
|Label||Gotee, Capitol, Mono Vs Stereo|
|Producer||Mark Lee Townsend, Matt Thiessen|
|Relient K chronology|
Cover to the Japanese pressing of the album.
|Jesus Freak Hideout||link|
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.
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.
All songs written and composed by Matt Thiessen.
|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|
|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|
On the vinyl re-release, "Apathetic Way to Be" is added as track ten.
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A vinyl reissue for the tenth anniversary started in August 2014, and will come with a deluxe edition CD of the album. The deluxe edition will be available digitally separately. Also the band is going on tour for the anniversary.
Album - Billboard (North America)
|2004||The Billboard 200||15|
|2004||U.S. Internet Charts||1|
|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:
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.
- Matt Thiessen – lead vocals, guitar, piano
- Matt Hoopes – guitar, backing vocals
- Brian Pittman – bass
- Dave Douglas – drums, backing vocals
- 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
- 37th Annual GMA Dove Awards Nominations & Winners on About.com; Jones, Kim