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Forget and Not Slow Down

Forget and Not Slow Down

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by Relient K
     
 
Relient K's sixth studio album (and first with Mono Vs Stereo and Jive Records) represents the veteran alternative CCM outfit's official entry in the insufferable/cathartic (depending on where the listener is in his/her lives) "breakup album" category. Unsurprisingly, lead singer and songwriter Matt Thiessen's take on heartbreak is a genuinely hopeful one, a stance

Overview

Relient K's sixth studio album (and first with Mono Vs Stereo and Jive Records) represents the veteran alternative CCM outfit's official entry in the insufferable/cathartic (depending on where the listener is in his/her lives) "breakup album" category. Unsurprisingly, lead singer and songwriter Matt Thiessen's take on heartbreak is a genuinely hopeful one, a stance achieved by submitting to complete isolation in a remote Tennessee lake house during Forget and Not Slow Down's creation. Thiessen's penchant for machine-gun-fired torrents of both secular and non-secular self-discovery on top of impossibly catchy melodies makes for a remarkably upbeat listen, and the band's efficient, late-'90s alternative rock delivery feels far less stale than bands with a similar feel. That's not to say that its' all Matchbox 20 and Foo Fighters, as Relient K can deal out a jangle pop ("Candlelight") or adult alternative pop
ock ("Over It") gem when called for, but there's a certain fireplace familiarity to the whole affair (think Ben Folds without the snarky bits) that makes it all go down easy, despite the obvious emotional turmoil that spawned it.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/06/2009
Label:
Jive
UPC:
0886975921522
catalogNumber:
759215

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Relient K   Primary Artist
Mark Townsend   Mandolin,Electric Guitar
Chris Carmichael   Strings
Brian McSweeney   Vocals
Aaron Gillespie   Vocals
John Warne   Bass,Background Vocals
Matthew Thiessen   Organ,Piano,Trombone,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Steel Drums,Bells,fender rhodes,Guitar (Nylon String)
Tim Skipper   Vocals
Matt MacDonald   Vocals
Ethan Luck   Percussion,Drums,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Matt Hoopes   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Omnichord
Jonathan Thiessen   Vocals
Jon Schneck   Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Mark Townsend   Producer,Engineer
Matthew Thiessen   Composer,Producer

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