Great EP| Posted November 12, 2007
This EP brings a slightly different sound with acoustic versions of their hit songs. However, this EP shows that Relient K is capable of different styles and sounds. It shows that they are very talented musicians. This EP is great!
Just Okay| Posted November 10, 2007
This album is just okay for me, "The Truth" and "Apathetic Way To Be" are the only songs I really like on it. If you're a Relient K fan, you'll really like the acoustic versions to "Which To Bury, Us or the Hatchet", "Overthinking", and "Be My Escape" but for me, I like the original versions better. I really liked the lyrics for "In Like a Lion" but the vocals didn't really cut it for me. So I if you really like Relient K, you'll definitely like it, but if you're just trying them out, I'd recommend one of their other albums.
Well done| Posted July 26, 2007
this EP was a good transitioning album for Relient K between Mmhmm and Five Score and Seven years ago. the acoustic versions have been arranged very well and the new tracks are very good. the best new track would be the Narnia inspired song, In Like a Lion (Always winter). it is a typical relient K song.
Don't be apathetic about this one!| Posted July 18, 2007
Relient K is consistent. They continue getting better with each album or EP they put out. The Apathetic EP starts out with highlight "The Truth", an upbeat song that is, in essence, talking about faith ("Put the emphasis on the evidence begging for the proof/Sometimes the hardest thing to believe is the truth") Next is "Apathetic Way To Be", complete with Relient K's typically witty lyrics ("And the half of me is all about apathy,And the other half just doesn't care") This EP includes acoustic versions of three songs from previous albums: "Be My Escape", "Which to Bury, Us Or The Hachet?", and "Over Thinking".
While these are all songs we've heard before, they are definitely worth a listen because of their new arrangements. "In Like A Lion (Always Winter)" is a pretty ballad inspired by C.S. Lewis' The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. "The Thief" is a piano-driven ballad that one could assume is about a dating relationship. Relient K has had the habit of releasing an EP in between two full-length albums. That's great because fans of the band keep waiting for more. This EP is quite different from their earliest albums, but does bear similarities to MMHMM. Overall, The Apathetic EP has a more serious tone (and that's fine with me!).
My only complaint is that this CD is a bit too short. Really, this is an EP to whet fans' appetites until new material comes along.
Yet, This CD is an essential addition to their discography. It is arguably some of their best work. People tend to pass on EPs because they aren't full-lengths. Just be sure that you don't pass this one up!