I have been following Chris' music since his single CD release with the band Further Seems Forever, and I am convinced that this is his best release yet. Though many long time Dashboard fans will continue to scratch their heads asking themselves, "why did he ever add a band to his music?", I believe many will find their answer, like I did, after listening to 'Dusk and Summer'.
While I must admit that the first few times I listened to this CD I longed for the days of the 'So Long EP' and the 'Swiss Army Romance,' but with every listen I found myself growing more and more attached to this album. From start to finish, this CD captures its listeners with some of Chris' best lyrics and best vocals yet. You'll find every songs repeating in your mind for days as you find yourself singing along each time, and the wonderful thing is, you won't mind the added soundtrack to your life. Furthermore, this album is a major step up from the slightly limp 'A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar' and though it only features one acoustic track, 'Dusk and Summer' in its entirety is a winner for Dashboard Confessional fans, Chris Carrabba fans, and new listeners alike.
Buy the CD and give it a few listens before you make your judgement. You won't be disappointed.