I've been a Dashboard Confessional Fan since the Drowning EP. This was because I was a Further Seems Forever fan, so I wanted to follow Chris. Having heard Chris's beautiful voice over the Drowning EP, The Swiss Army Romance, The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most, and the So Impossible EP, I couldn't wait to get this CD. I'll tell all of you now, anyone who doesn't have this CD and is reading this review... Do not buy this CD! Unlike some purists, I love the sound of Chris with a band behind him, I think it sounds great! My beef is something I can't believe no one has brought up, and it is the most important thing about Dashboard... Chris's voice! Maybe he was having an off recording session when he recorded this EP, but his voice doesn't have its usual quality. For some reasons, this seems to happen to Chris when he records with a band. You'll notice on TPYHCTFTM, that on the tracks Again I Go Unnoticed and Screaming Infidelities, the vocal recordings were infinitely better on TSAR. The same holds true here. On The Sharp Hint of New Tears, he sounds like he's on steroids, and on Living in Your Letters, he sounds like he's lost his voice. And why are the tracks so slow. Unless you seriously have 8 bucks to burn, then leave this one aside, because if you already have TSAR, then what's the point?