The Early November
The Room's Too Cold


5.0
classic

Review

by tsl_ste USER (1 Reviews)
January 14th, 2005 | 28 replies


Release Date: 2003 | Tracklist


So Sweet.[/b]
Not many bands would put an acoustic as the first track to an album, but the Early November did, and did it well.
The song opens with ace almost whispering "I just found a friend" at the same time as he plays a soft chord. This song also introduces a Musical Orchestra, which appear on most of the other acoustic songs. This adds power to the song, and fits amazingly well with Ace's vocals.
Ace's vocals come of really well, allowing you to feel the emotion he has while he wrote/sang this song. At the end of the song, it has a strange sound effect which continues straight into the next song
4.5/5

Something That Produces Results.
This is the first full band song on the album. It carries on from the strange noise at the end of the last song; ad goes straight into a chorus.
After the fast paced intro, the song is quick to slow down. Ace's voice also calms down as the verse begins. Soon after, the screeching guitar comes in and it goes fast and distorted again. It's a nice mix, it's been done several times by other bands, but not quite so drastically, which makes this song an ideal single to get them noticed.
4.5/5

The Mountain Range In My Living Room.
Everything kicks in at once, vocals included, as this song starts.
Nice little intro, not to complicated, with the two guitars doing different, but simple, things. Then the chorus begins. Ace's voice screams the vocals "it's never been hard to fall, there's nothing to grab, and that's all I want to hold onto". You can sense the emotion being put behind the lyrics, and along with the guitar, it goes together perfectly. The song then slows down, and has an interlude where some random people are talking about them selves along to some quite guitar, it last just about the right amount of time before you would become bored with it, and a chorus kicks in, followed by the ending of the song, which is pretty much Ace singing "ohhhh, oh oh ohhhh oh" over the chorus.
4/5

Sesame, Smeshame.
Song starts of with just a lightly distorted guitar playing a simple riff. Then all the other instruments start playing. After once or twice, ace starts sing. I like the lyrics to this song "the actors, who play our friends", there just simple and you can relate to it a lot. Unfortunately, this song is kind of boring compared to the first 3 songs, but it's still a good song, none the less.
3.5/5

Baby Blue
Starts of very quietly, with Ace singing, and a guitar playing in the background. Once it's stopped, the drums kick in, followed by guitar and bass. Ace's voice shines on this song, great melody, and great to sing along to. It has nice random lead guitar in places, but there not to much and go with the song.
4.5/5

The Course of Human Life.
Starts of with a quit guitar playing the same tune over and over again, then a lead part comes in, you'd think the song would be slow, but your mistaken.
What follows is all instruments coming in, the heavy distortion of the guitar adds an edge to the song, followed by a verse, with some of the best lyrics on the CD "it caught us by surprise, it always waits, till the timing is right", you can really feel what Ace is writing about on this, it can relate to so many people. Then the chorus comes, and it doesn't fail to keep the song going well. All in all, this is probably my favourite song on the album, I can relate to it on so many levels you wouldn't believe. Some of my friends don't like the song, but some do, I guess it's one of the songs where you have to understand what's going on, you have to have been though what he is singing about.
5/5

Dinner At The Money Table.
Starts of with a violin playing, and then Ace starts playing his acoustic. The songs very mellow and laid back, you can really relax to this song. What I like about this song, is that it sounds like he has just gone into his bedroom, wrote down what he is feeling, and put guitar to it, within the space of 15 minutes. Still, with this in mind, the song isn't one of the best, but I do have a soft spot for it. I love the lyrics and Ace's voice.
3.5/5

Exchanging Two Hundred.
Beings with a simple guitar riff, followed by the bass, drums and another guitar.
The songs verse is really slow, but still really good. It then picks up a little, with lead being played faster, and then it slows down again. Then the chorus kicks in, ace screaming "everything, you wanted, you got it", after this, the verse starts again, the same format as before, followed by the chorus again.
At the end, there is about an instrumental which last for about one minute, it has some weird sounds thrown in, but it's nice to just sit back and listen to.
4/5

My Sleep Pattern Changed.
The last acoustic on the album, it doesn't disappoint. It has a nice, soft guitar playing in the background of Ace's vocals. After about 30 seconds, ace starts singing "na na na na na na" softly, normal, I don't like when bands/artists do this, as it seems they just couldn't be bothered writing lyrics, but Ace does it for about 10 seconds softly, and with a break in the intro, it didn't have to be put in, but sounds good enough.
Then the rest of the band come in, this song is the full band acoustic, and it's done so well. Nice and soft, not to much, not to little.
4.5/5

Fluxy.
A guitar starts of playing a simple lead riff, followed by rhythm. A fast intro, followed by an acceptable chorus. This song isn't so bad, but definitely the weakest on the album. Kenny from the Starting Line features as guest vocals for a verse, which adds something to it. Still, not enough to make it as good as the rest of the CD so far.
2.5/5

Everything's Too Cold But You're So Hot.
Guitar starts playing softly, Ace's voice kicks In with a light echo, which is nice.
It's one of those songs where you really have to listen to the lyrics, or you wont get into it. It has a chorus, but it's been written so you can't really notice what's coming, you are feeling totally relaxed while listening to it, after half way through, it gets a tiny bit faster and louder, but you might not even notice. This song has about four or five minutes of child relaxed verse and chorus. The guitar kind of picks up a little towards the end of this, with a semi fast riff, it then stops, into silence for a second, and caries on into the chorus slow again. You then hear a sound effect, followed by Ace screaming the lyrics to the song, with one guitar following the path of his vocals, and another just playing the same as it has throughout the song. The ending with Ace's vocals is amazing, you can feel every ounce of emotion being poured into this song, truly one of the best songs on the album. Also, it's the perfect song to have said "thanks for listening to our CD, hope you liked it, goodbye, the end" it's been picked so well for that.
5/5

Over all, i love this CD, it's one of the best CD's i own, every song on it is enjoyable and something new. I love Ace Enders Vocals, they feel well suited to the bands music. although one or two songs are quite weak, the rest of the album makes up for it. great buy.

final verdict: 5/5


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CommieCanada
July 4th 2004


68 Comments


bitch i was going to review this



its a good review though

Tharwolf
July 4th 2004


24 Comments


awesome review for an awesome album, i couldn't agree more. one of my fav albums and it shows a lot of growth and versatility. i like how they used vintage guitars to give a kind of warm and older effect, its really cool. and its awesome how they can start a record with an acoustic track and end it with Ace yelling. they sound the same live which is good. the album has cool instrumentals and good guest appearance by kenny from the starting line, the only bad thing is that some songs have weird outros or like sustained static or a xylophone thing at the end so if you try to put it on a mix, it breaks the flow...still an awesome c.d.

hybridofsound
July 5th 2004


131 Comments


[QUOTE=KommieKanada]bitch i was going to review this



its a good review though[/QUOTE]

Me too :angry:

Ah well i'll reserve this spot and post my review anyway.

tsl_ste
July 5th 2004


9 Comments


i told you to do that in the Disscusion thread.

and i said sorry.

atarisrock55
July 5th 2004


6 Comments


i thought the singer's name was arthur enders...not ace.

Vaya
July 5th 2004


33 Comments


i bought this cd yesterday for aobut 10 bucks

even though i heard half the cd yesterday


edit:

/me saves this spot for my review

Pray4_thissuicide
July 5th 2004


1 Comments


" thought the singer's name was arthur enders...not ace."

yeah..his name is arthur. Just call him Ace.

I just find it very cool that he's a lefty playing a right handed guitar.

cbmartinez
July 5th 2004


2525 Comments


Eh, this is another band I just can't get into. I think they are overrated by alot of people.

Tharwolf
July 5th 2004


24 Comments


lefty playing a righty guitar...like kris roe of the ataris, i actually think they're underated cause they're so new, i mean i guess i think that cause i love in jersey and so them play before they were signed and stuff but not every band is for every person.

chumpradio
July 24th 2006


4 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Great CD, although I prefer their older stuff, their newest release, and Ace's solo project, so it is their weakest in my opinion.
Still though, it is better than a lot of cds released from the pop punk genre.

Jack Wilson
November 10th 2006


313 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i love this cd. that last song is amazing with ace pounding out the vocals. i just love it.

Yotimi
January 17th 2009


6523 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This track by track review is pretty lame. But this album is surprisingly good. You don't hear much originality in pop/punk these days, but this definitely has it's fair share of awesome musical moments. The breakdown in "Something That Produces Results" is amazing.

Don't let an "elitist attitude" get in the way of checking this one out: it's got it's cliche syrupy pop/punk riffs and vocals at points, but overall is very impressive..... I should've just written a review...

BroRape
March 4th 2009


803 Comments


i forgot how good this is.

Yotimi
June 24th 2009


6523 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I thought I would grow out of this one but it's still so damn good. Why can't the genre produce anything like this any more?

YouAreMySilence
August 25th 2009


3727 Comments


The Mountain Range In My Living Room is soooo goood.

Knott-
Emeritus
October 19th 2009


10198 Comments


album rulezzz

SeaAnemone
December 8th 2010


20535 Comments


oh hey there severely under-appreciated pop-punk borderline 4 material

Digging: Pharmakon - Bestial Burden

Yotimi
December 9th 2010


6523 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

4.5 material mang

djdougherty
January 7th 2011


52 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This albums a strange for me, as i absolutly love it, but i always kinda forget about it.

wabbit
April 13th 2011


7009 Comments


I like this as much as park.



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