I'm a huge fan of modern rock, even the emo that has arisen lately. However, I can't bear to listen to DC. I don't really know why. The music isn't compelling, nothing that grabs your attention and makes you crave more. The lead singer makes me want to hurl. It seems like they sat down with the intent of making blank number of songs, jotted down what first came to their minds, and then ran with it. I went in hoping they would be similar to the Ataris, All-American Rejects, or Yellowcard (three bands that I like very much). All I got was bad vibes and an excruciating headache from Chris Carrabba's whiny voice. I recently bought the Spiderman 2 Soundtrack, and must say, it's incredible. Except for "Vindicated." I skip to Track 2 every time I put in the CD. For some reason, Dashboard Confessional has tried to go for something that is soulful, edgy, and creative, but they've only wound up with this extremely underdeveloped mush. And I'm not just typing this as a DC-hater. I love this genre of music, but they just fail to appeal to my specific tastes.