Relient K - Five Score And Seven Years Ago (Special Edition) Audio Samples Available

Five Score And Seven Years Ago (Special Edition) by Relient K

Cross Rhythms Rating: 10/10
CD: Album
Tags: Rock, CD, Album, Top Rated
Normal Dispatch Time: 1-5 days
A special edition of Relient K's classic 2007 album.

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  1. 1. Pleading The Fifth
  2. 2. Come Right Out And Say It
  3. 3. I Need You
  4. 4. The Best Thing
  5. 5. Forgiven
  6. 6. Must Have Done Something Right
  7. 7. Give Until There's Nothing Left
  8. 8. Devastation And Reform
  9. 9. I'm Taking You With Me
  10. 10. Faking My Own Suicide
  11. 11. Crayons Can Melt On Us For All I Care
  12. 12. Bite My Tongue
  13. 13. Up And Up
  14. 14. Deathbed
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Reviewed by Jeremy Williams

This is Relient K's fifth album in seven years, hence the Abraham Lincoln-esque title. That's not the only reference to Lincoln either - first song "Pleading The Fifth" lays out an obscure conspiracy theory about Lincoln's assassination, sung in acapella Beach Boys style. Not your traditional opener, but typical of a band confident enough to try anything. After that it's back to the dynamic pop-punk we expect, although the band aren't resting on their laurels. There are the radio friendly hits in "Must Have Done Something Right", and power-pop love songs like "The Best Thing". But there's also the darker "Devastation And Reform" and the countrified "Faking My Own Suicide". And then there's the 11-minute closing epic "Deathbed". It starts as a piano ballad, a la Ben Folds, and then piles in strings, horns, bells, beats, guest vocals, and ends the album on an absolute show-stopper. But surely you know this already, because this is one of the albums of the year. This is the special edition, and what's special about it is the pretty packaging, and more importantly, the DVD. This features the band live at Capitol Studios, and it's well-shot, intersperses the songs with interview clips, and it's excellent. The band are on top form too, playing a note-perfect six song acoustic set. They throw in banjo, piano, xylophones, and after you see the five of them perform "Sloop John B" a la the Beach Boys, you really will believe that they can do whatever they set their minds to.

Style: Rock
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 22248
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Gotee GTD84634
Items: 2
Extras: bonus DVD
Release Date: 03 Apr 2007

A special edition of Relient K's classic 2007 album.

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The third album from the popular rockers in a special edition with bonus tracks.

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The fifth album in seven years for the popular Canton, Ohio rockers.

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Assured fourth album from US pop/punk masters.

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