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Studio album by Relient K
Released United States November 2, 2004
Japan April 28, 2005
Recorded Dark Horse Studios
Genre Christian rock, post-hardcore, Christian punk
Length 50:22
Label Gotee, Capitol, Mono Vs Stereo
Producer Mark Lee Townsend, Matt Thiessen
Professional reviews
Relient K chronology
Deck the Halls, Bruise Your Hand
Apathetic EP
Alternative cover
Cover to the Japanese pressing of the album.

Mmhmm (also MMHMM, MmHmm, and mmhmm) is the fourth full-length album by Christian rock 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 CD 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.


Track listing

All songs written by Matt Thiessen

0. "Mmhmm" (pregap hidden track) - 0:16
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 and 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.


Album - Billboard (North America)

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


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:




Additional personnel

  • 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


Simple English

Studio album by Relient k
Released 2004
Recorded 2004
Genre Christian rock, pop punk
Length 44:18
Label Capitol Records
Relient k chronology
Five score and seven years ago

Mmhmm is the fourth album made by Relient k. It has other spellings because it's a strange word. It is different to the bands previous albums, because it's heavier but also softer at times with the music. It marks the time where the band became more serious, using fewer Joke songs than before.

Two things should be noted here: It was their first album on their record label Capitol Records. It was also the last CD which Brian Pitman (Relient k bassist) recorded with the band.

The album was released again, with a new song which was first found on an EP. In 2005, the album was given gold status, because it had sold half a million copies in America. The album had a few singles which were played only on Christian radio such as High of 75 and I so hate consequences


  1. The one I'm waiting for
  2. Be my escape
  3. High of 75
  4. I so hate consequences
  5. The only thing worse than beating a dead horse
  6. My girls ex boyfriend
  7. more than useless
  8. which to bury? us or the hatchet?
  9. Let it all out
  10. Who I am hates who I've been
  11. Maintain counciousness
  12. This week the trend
  13. Life after death and taxes
  14. When I go down


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