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Dashboard Confessional:A Mark,A Mission...

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blastoderm55 By blastoderm55 on
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Lots of cleverly-named songs were unable to save A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar, the sophomore LP offering from Dashboard Confessional. Aiming to be more radio-friendly meant a sacrifice of quality, and while the boys can hardly be blamed, this fan isn't too thrilled. While getting a product featuring a full band with electric guitars was a nice change for Chris Carraba and Co., the corny, bastardized riffs and lyrics are a far cry from their earlier work. Of the 13 tracks on this disc, about three are memorable, and are solid. However they are unable to save this disc as a whole from coming off as just another whiny boy band with hopes of drying their tears with dollar bills. The few good songs on this album can be bought on iTunes. That's the extend of my endorsement. Pass on this CD in hopes of something better next time.