Room Noises - Eisley
Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  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. 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.
  3. The spine of nearly every one of their grainy black songs glows with a luminous vocal melody.
  4. It is a beautiful debut, but no one would fault the DuPrees for changing it up a bit next time. [#9]
  5. Eisley has developed its own unique, almost anti-populist sound, and a healthy, inquisitive sensitivity, to boot.
  6. The drawback is a lack of diversity which keeps those sunny, delicious moments from having the impact they should.
  7. 60
    There's a surefootedness and subtlety here to shame many elders. [Mar 2005, p.139]
  8. Room Noises has some encouraging, lovely moments, but Eisley have yet to prove that they're anything more than a killer talent-show entry.
  9. 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.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. BaiM
    Nov 25, 2006
    10
    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. 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. Full Review »
  2. LaurenB
    May 15, 2006
    10
    I've never had a CD where almost every track blows you away. Even after repeated listens, Roon Noises elicits joy.
  3. CUBSWINWORLDSERIESGEE
    Apr 9, 2006
    10
    A brilliant album from start to finish. Give this one a listen. You won't be disappointed.