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Ace Troubleshooter

Ace Troubleshooter: It's Never EnoughIt's Never Enough (2004)
Tooth & Nail Records

Reviewer Rating: 4.5


Contributed by: ihavechappedlipsClint Mayo
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When I found this CD, I was very surprised. I figured they weren't "good" enough to have their CD at Wal-Mart. At first when I listened to this I didn't like it a whole lot, but the second time I listened to it, I was hooked. This is such an excellent CD. Most of their songs are about love but t.
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When I found this CD, I was very surprised. I figured they weren't "good" enough to have their CD at Wal-Mart.

At first when I listened to this I didn't like it a whole lot, but the second time I listened to it, I was hooked. This is such an excellent CD. Most of their songs are about love but there are a lot of "hidden" Christian messages in them and some that are more obvious such as in the songs "Anything" and "My Defense". The name Ace Troubleshooter means that they are excellent at helping people with their problems and they have finally lived up to that. Even since the Back To The Shootin' Match era they haven't really been able to live up to that name. They finally have. Their last album The Madness Of The Crowds was good but wasn't enough (hey maybe that's where they got the name for the new album). The best songs on that album were written on the spot. They spent a lot more time with this one. It has been a long time coming since their 2002 release. They have had to replace members Isaac (guitar) and Ben (bass) and lead singer John Warne and drummer Josh Abbott have been spending a lot of time on their other band Guerilla Rodeo. Its Never Enough was recorded over a year ago and they have been waiting so long on it to come out. This was well worth it.

John Warne's lyrics are excellent, sometimes corny but that only adds to the greatness of the lyrics, and his voice is absolutely amazing! In the song "My Defense" he even hits a high C#. That's impressive.

My favorite song would have to be "Ball & Chain". This is a great melodic song with unexpected twists and turns. I was also impressed with the song "Make It Right" which sounds like a B-side to a Red Hot Chili Peppers album, possibly even good enough to be on one of their albums! But the vocals don't sound much like something by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

This brand of guitar-driven power punk is something that you have to have. It doesn't get much better than this when it comes to Christian "punk". But unfortunately, the Christian music industry doesn't pay much attention to bands like Ace Troubleshooter and will never get the credit they deserve... unless Tooth & Nail decides to promote them mainstream.

 

 
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Anonymous (July 23, 2004)

i used to love ace, but they're gotten more bland since the ST album. their energy doesn't exist anymore, and that's what made their music so damn enjoyable to me.

ihavechappedlips (June 8, 2004)

I'm glad that everyone liked my review! I'll make sure to put more up for you all to see.

Anonymous (June 2, 2004)

tooth and nail shit the bed dude

TheMarc (June 1, 2004)

I used to love Ace Troubleshooter, but this album is really boring. Sigh....remember when Tooth and Nail used to be a lot more entertaining?

Anonymous (May 30, 2004)

I have Ace's first album and its alright. The first song is really good but its downhill from there.

The two best Christian bands are Slick Shoes and Hangnail......both have dumb lyrics but amazing guitar work.

Anonymous (May 30, 2004)

i dont think this is a joke. their first album was good. beyond that i haven't really paid attention. good live i guess. tooth and nail just rarely impresses me (at least beyond mewithoutyou)

Anonymous (May 30, 2004)

I havn't heard the album, but I think it is retarded to write off a band based on their Religious preference. It's about the music, not the message.

TahoeJeff (May 29, 2004)

I dont know about high C#, but I sure do like Hi-C

Anonymous (May 29, 2004)

A high C#

adam (May 29, 2004)

"Joke review of the month?"

Thats what I'm thinking but I'm not sure.

-adam

BSD (May 29, 2004)

Joke review of the month?

Anonymous (May 29, 2004)

This review was a big joke, one that you've all fallen for... or at least I HOPE that's the case.

Anonymous (May 29, 2004)

this band is christian, which must make them conformist, stupid, and poor musicians.

(insert some non-witty reference to crucifixion, nails, bible, etc).

but seriously i've never heard this band, i just figure someone has to do it eventually.

Anonymous (May 28, 2004)

"John Warne's lyrics are excellent, sometimes corny but that only adds to the greatness of the lyrics,

Only a fucking Christian could write something as dumb as that."

BWAHAHAHAHAHA. Let's make out. Are you a girl?

TahoeJeff (May 28, 2004)

You know..if its not good enough to be at wal-mart..it just cant be good. WTF?

Anonymous (May 28, 2004)

why was this given a 9? that's stupid. YOU'RE STUPID.

Anonymous (May 28, 2004)

Hmm, this review really tells us next to nothing about the album....except that the guy really likes it. Give us some actual content here people.....do agree that Tooth and Nail could be a decent label if they just dropped the whole christian thing and became a plain old punk/indie/emo label....btw, the best thing on Tooth and Nail is Joy Electric...

Anonymous (May 28, 2004)

John Warne's lyrics are excellent, sometimes corny but that only adds to the greatness of the lyrics,

Only a fucking Christian could write something as dumb as that.

Anonymous (May 28, 2004)

This CD is really disappointing. Real shame.

Jesse (May 28, 2004)

WOOOOOHAAAA! This band sucks. Like, majorly.

Anonymous (May 28, 2004)

It makes sense that Tooth and Nail albums are available at Wal-Mart owing to their shared emphasis on making inoffensive music for Christians. Nein Danke!

Eddie (May 28, 2004)

stooopid

Anonymous (May 28, 2004)

this band is... meh. their first album is OK, not anything interesting or special (songs about girls, holy shit!) but not downright terrible. i can't imagine that this one will be anything different. typical tooth and nail fare.

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