Sound — 9
After wooing me to become a fan, Fall Out Boy seemed to keep campaigning for me. Before their breakthrough record "From Under The Cork Tree" was released, they released an Acoustic EP, "My Heart Will Always Be The B-side To My Tongue", in 2004. As expected, the EP is a five-track CD consisting of (you guessed it) all acoustic tracks. While this leads to a low variety in playing styles, the songs give off very different vibes, which keeps the album fresh as you go through tracks. From the upbeat "Nobody Puts Baby in the Corner", which was to debut on "From Under The Cork Tree" a year later, to the somber "Love Will Tear Us Apart", a Joy Division cover, listeners will have many strings of their emotions pulled as the listen.
Lyrics — 10
Patrick brings the singing voice and style popularized by "From Under The Cork Tree" to this EP, which not only gave listeners a peek on the new style, but also allows new fans to appreciate the album just as much. Lyrically, Pete continued with a nice flow of catchy choruses, large variations in vocal range, and some good themes for all the songs. Overall, the music just "works". It's sweet, it's sad, it's happy, and it's rocking, all at the same time.
Overall Impression — 9
Compared to other Fall Out Boy albums, this fits in perfectly. The same witty lyrics, cool riffs, and overall catchy songs are present, but as expected, the EP is short, which actually caused me to want more. If you can look past the length, any fan of Fall Out Boy, and even those who have never heard of them, will appreciate this album.