Wait a minute? People are surprised that Relient K has written a "Top 40 radio friendly" record?
Anyone who has been listening to them will know they have done nothing but written hits consistently. Album after album there have been songs that could (and should) have broken this band into the stratosphere. They're big, yes. They are much better song writers than they have ever been given credit for. That is absolutely evident here.
This band deals with tribulation that so many others don't have to. They get this self imposed "Christian" tag which leads so many people away from them.
Listen back, the hits are there. They've been doing it for years.
I consider this band the Blink 182 of the other side of the fence. They have been kicking the door down on pop punk and writing solid records from day one.
Here: A song about NOTHING. Full blown hit. RELEASED IN 2003.
Not surprised at all - just because it's expected doesn't mean it's a good album.