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Dashboard Confessional

Swiss Army Romance (Bonus Tracks)

Vagrant 380.2

Released on April 22, 2003

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It's the album that started it all. Before Dashboard Confessional was winning MTV Video Awards and gracing the cover of Spin, they released a little album called "Swiss Army Romance". Who knew that the songs from this album (many of which re-appeared on the "Places You Have Come To Fear The Most" album) would go on to be anthems for an entire music movement? In the years since it's originial release, Dashboard Confessional has gone on to build a huge following through relentless touring and word of mouth. This re-issue of "Swiss Army Romance" features two new unreleased tracks: "Hold On" and "This Is A Forgery". The original version has been out of print since Fall of 2002.

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Average Customer Rating: 4.5 with 22 reviews (See Below)
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Song Titles
# Song Name Popularity
1 Screaming Infidelities Voted #2  13%
2 The Sharp Hint Of New Tears Voted #1  16%
3 Living In Your Letters Voted #3  11%
4 The Swiss Army Romance  9%
5 Turpentine Chaser  7%
6 A Plain Morning  7%
7 Age Six Racer  7%
8 Again I Go Unnoticed  11%
9 Ender Will Save Us All  8%
10 Shirts And Gloves  9%
11 Untitled (Hidden Track)  2%
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Eric from Duncansville, PA 
Mar 7 2005 Rating: 5/5 Stars

i like it. it's better than what he is doing now. it's raw and pretty awesome. you should buy it instead of drugs.

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Byron from Batavia, IL 
Oct 23 2004 Rating: 4/5 Stars

This is the only Dashboard Confessional CD worth owning. His voice has only gotten more and more pathetic since so if you must get a DC album make it this one.

That aside, let me say that Chris does write amazing music, the only point he falls short on is trying to perform it. Living In Your Letters is definitely the best track on the album, but the title track and Ender Will Save Us All are rather touching as well. The album gets odd at the end when he turns it into something a little "electronica" with This Is A Forgery (which is still a rather good song). The raw recording style of the album and the acoustic ring of the guitar are amazing.

...Now if only he would take some singing lessons, it'd be perfect. 4 stars

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Rob from Norwich, United Kingdom 
Jan 6 2004 Rating: 5/5 Stars

I was not disapointed with this album, from first listen most of the songs (not all) felt like songs as close to me as any other song i'd heard 100 times before, instantly striking a nerve. Its a very emotional album and this has to be due to the dencity and intelligence of the lyrics, really pulling you into the song and making you think, as the guitaring is quite up-beat and catchy. I would recommend 'The places you have come to fear' as well as this as they are both quality albums and Chris Carrabba has not developed and experimented with the sound of D.C much between 'Swiss Army Romance' and 'the places..' So if you liked what he offered you with that album i'm sure you will like this.

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Fraser from Surrey, United Kingdom 
Jul 29 2003 Rating: 5/5 Stars

Well yea this cd is ace..... just some really good songs sung really well, with an acoustic guitar. This album never gets boring, its often in my cd player in my car.

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Diana from Centreville, VA 
Jun 8 2003 Rating: 5/5 Stars

This CD is WAAAY better than "Places You Have Come...". Definitely an awesome CD. You have to be in a mellow mood for it, though. This is CD that I always pop in when I want to mellow out and chill. Dashboard definitely isn't one of my favorite artists...but I still think this is an amazing CD.

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Erik from Grand Blanc, MI 
May 6 2003 Rating: 4/5 Stars

Bob Dylan for the "Y" Generation (but with more emotion & feeling!) Plus, Carrabba is a much better song writer!

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Mike from Kansas City, MO 
Mar 29 2003 Rating: 4/5 Stars

This one is better than the latest he has put out. I wouldnt call this punk. It is nice to listen to when Im doin laundrey or something. It is better than the raido.

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Brian from Co.wexford, Ireland 
Mar 25 2003 Rating: 5/5 Stars

This is another great offering by Chris Carraba.He just knows how to write great lyrics, great music that gets the emotions flowing. A must for any fan of emo. THIS IS A GREAT CD.BUY IT

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David from Leeds, United Kingdom 
Sep 13 2002 Rating: 4/5 Stars

This is a great collection of songs. I would give this album 5 but I don't feel all the tracks work that well together. When I listen to it the tracks seemed to be just stuck together, it has more of a greatest hits or compelation feel to it. The top track's for me are Screaming Infidelties, The Swiss Army Romance, Turpentine Chaser and Ender Will Save Us All. If you are new to Dashboard Confessional like I am I would recommend you to buy this album, it left me wanting to hear more. He also did a great gig in England at the Leeds festival, tell him to come to England more often!!!

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Scott from Homestead, PA 
Sep 10 2002 Rating: 4/5 Stars

Fuck. I remember typing out a long review for this album one night, and I sent it in and the damn thing didn't work. I didn't feel like typing it out again, and I don't want to type all that out right now.

It's simple. This is the 2nd best Dashboard album. The best is Places...

Why? Because the production on Places is better than this one. Simple as that. They're basically the same album (this one is just all acoustic though, which is pretty cool), but Places is just much more enjoyable than this album. I think it is worthy of being the first album to get by a new fan though.

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