Room Noises - Eisley
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  • Summary: This is the debut album for the Texas teenage home-schooled Christian indie-rock band made up of three DuPree sisters, one DuPree brother, and the other guy, who already have two EPs and a tour supporting Coldplay under their belts.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Noises charms with refreshing indie-flavored pop-rock fare. [11 Feb 2005, p.63]
  2. The spine of nearly every one of their grainy black songs glows with a luminous vocal melody.
  3. Their darkly whimsical music has ties to the sweetly strange work of '90s groups like the Sundays, Sixpence None the Richer, and (especially) Belly, but there simply aren't many bands that sound like Eisley around in the 2000s.
  4. The drawback is a lack of diversity which keeps those sunny, delicious moments from having the impact they should.
  5. Eisley has developed its own unique, almost anti-populist sound, and a healthy, inquisitive sensitivity, to boot.
  6. 60
    There's a surefootedness and subtlety here to shame many elders. [Mar 2005, p.139]
  7. Room Noises is the perfect escape for girls who've outgrown their My Little Ponies but aren't quite prepared for more adult outlets of expression, and that of course is its downfall.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. BaiM
    Nov 25, 2006
    This album is definately the most amazing album I've heard in years. I can still listen to it all the way through and hear new things. The idea that this is a one step up from My Little Ponies is both rediculous and offensive. I can't believe a magazine would write such a thing. Expand
  2. MattyD
    Feb 28, 2005
    I love this album. In this crazy age of music defined by image, these youngsters have delivered music for the sake of MUSIC. The fact that they are also photogenic makes me wonder why the huge record promoters are ignoring these great talents. If they came this far on talent alone, just think of the talent to be had in subsequent albums! I dont care if they ever become the next BIG thing. I just care that they continue to develop thier craft and keep making music I can BUY. If I was alone in a cave and all I had was a few cds, this would be one. Whats wrong with fantasy and wimsical youth? Harry Potter has both those traits, and is a huge success! No one thought that much of Pink Floyd in the first 10 years. Oh how the opinions changed! Eisley is a well of raw untainted musical talent that needs encouragment and praise. I salute you kids from Tyler, Tx and anticipate great things from all of you. Expand
    Apr 9, 2006
    A brilliant album from start to finish. Give this one a listen. You won't be disappointed.
  4. VictoriaS
    Feb 21, 2005
    9, only because 10 is for the next CD. I think your ratings are a bit low. The reviews I have seen have been on average much better than 59. I would put them at 70 or so. This CD is a creeper-upper to be sure. The music gets right into your head and stays there. Expand
  5. ScottD
    Apr 12, 2005
    What is this - a band with the potential for massive popularity that I actually LIKE?!?! I don't know the last time that happened. These talented kids sure deserve it though, and this is a fabulous album, continually gaining in stature through repeated listens. Glorious vocal harmonies from two sweet-as-honey singers swoon over dreamy, chiming guitars, while somehow managing to avoid any smack of saccharine artificiality. Twee pop updated for the 2000s, a most welcome blend of Sixpence None the Richer, Belly, and the Sundays. Fans of those & other dreampop bands will be pleasantly enamored. Expand
  6. EdwardE
    Feb 23, 2005
    The album is more slick in production than their EPs but, this album fills out previously released songs & sprinkles new & more varied tracks in as well. This a great album with gorgeous harmonies & fairy tale lyrics. Expand
  7. NaomiC
    Mar 5, 2005
    It is bad real bad!!!!!

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