Sound — 10
This is an album from a more mature (musically) Relient K. The sound of this album is quite different from the rest of their albums. While sum bands grow and change for the worse, Relient K has changed in a good way. They have experienced with tons more instruments and nailed every one of them. The guitars are great, drums are awesome as always, and the harmonies are good too. The sound of this album differs a lot from their previous ones. Mmmhmm was most like this album, not as punk as the other ones. But the best part of the album is how Matt's piano is very clear in almost all the songs. I think that Matt's voice sounds best with piano behind it.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics in this album were, as always, awesome. Matt Thiessen is one of my Hero because of his amazing nack for writing lyrics. There has been many comments on how Relient K may not be a "Christian" band anymore, but I don't think that for a second. The lyrics in basically all the songs are christian, but can also be construne as written for a girl. Matt has an amazing voice and awesome lyrics to make for a great album
Overall Impression — 10
The only thing I miss about Relient K is Brian Pittman. His bass made most of the songs on their old albums, because it sounded so awesome. I'm happy with the two new Johns they fit really well, but at times I do miss the old Anatomy, sound. Every song on this album was a hit, especially Deathbed which is now one of my fav Relient songs ever