This is a a reflection on Relient K’s career so far. It’s broken down in to eight parts.
- The Top 50 Relient K Songs
- Relient K (2000) – 2 stars
- The Anatomy of the Tongue in Cheek (2001) – 3 stars
- Two Lefts Don’t Make a Right (2003) – 5 stars
- Mmhmm (2004) – 4.5 stars
- Five Score and Seven Years Ago (2007) – 4 stars
- The Bird and the Bee Sides (2008) – 3.5 stars
- Forget and Not Slow Down (2009) – 4 stars
- Forget and Not Slow Down, re-interpreted – 4.5 stars
- Collapsible Lung (2013) – 3 stars
3 thoughts on “Relient K retrospective: Watch the glint in my eye shine off the spring in my step”
One question and one comment. What brought you to the conclusion that Best Friend is about Hoopes and Thiessen? And Thiessen has said in an interview that Which To Bury is not about a girl. Just wanted to throw that out there.
Thanks for the comment Ryan. I wrote all of this several years ago at this point, so it’s not very fresh on my mind.
“You’ll Always Be My Best Friend” is co-written by Hoopes and Thiessen, and as far as I know the only song on which Hoopes has a writing credit: http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-bird-and-the-bee-sides-mw0000791900
As for “Which to Bury” — I’d love to see whatever interview or quote you’re talking about. I always love learning more about the backstory of their songs. I know Thiessen was going through a breakup around the time of MMMHMM, and the lyrics fit, so I assumed that explained that song’s lyrics.
Love the retrospective! Will you be posting a retrospective of Air For Free in the future?