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Swiss Army Romance

Dashboard Confessional Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (114 customer reviews)
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1. Screaming Infidelities
2. The Sharp Hint Of New Tears
3. Living In Your Letters
4. The Swiss Army Romance
5. Turpentine Chaser
6. A Plain Morning
7. Age Six Racer
8. Again I Go Unnoticed
9. Ender Will Save Us All
10. Shirts And Gloves
11. Hold On
12. This Is A Forgery
13. Bonus Track 1

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1.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't listen past the first song... July 15 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An emotional adventure July 13 2004
Format:Audio CD
Wow, is all I could really say about this CD. 90 percent of these songs are acoustic solos by Chris Carabba and they are all brilliant. I could relate to most of these songs, which of course deal with heartbreak and the girls associated with them.
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Screaming Infidelities 9/10 Great song. I prefer this version to the Places you have come to fear the most version. "This bottle of beast is taking me home."
The Sharp Hint of New Tears 9/10 The lyrics are amazing. I can totally relate to this song. Driving in a car, your only escape from the real world, where you have time to think and reflect and of course cry. Tonight I think I'll take the long way home.
Living in Your Letters. 8.5/10 A story of a sad long distance relationship.
The Swiss Army Romance. 9/10 I love this song. It's about a college girl who is so fake and superficial that underneath all of that is something much better. I'd like to see you undone.
Turpentine Chaser. 7/10 I still don't understand what this song is about, but the acoustic guitar is amazing in this one.
A Plain Morning. 10/10 Easily my favorite song on this album. This song is so well written and performed. The female who contributes the back-up vocals is amazing. This song is about longing, homesickness, and the desire to come home to the open arms of your loved one. A great song a soldier overseas can dedicate to his wife back home. Very sad indeed.
Age Six Racer. 8/10 An okay song. I love the last section of the song where he sings "I hate the winter in Lexington."
Again I go Unnoticed. 8.5/10 I prefer this version to the Places you have come to fear the most version. This song is about a girl who dismisses all romantic advances. That sucks!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Now My Favourite Band. . . June 20 2004
Format:Audio CD
Dashboard Confessional is an amazing band. I don't even know if I can fully support that fact, they are just talented and very insightful. When I listen to this CD, I am completely lost, yet I know exactly where I am. I am just somewhere else inside. I think about everything, and that's what the music does. It is thought-provoking and it is hard to compare to anything else. All of the lyrics are easy to relate to, even though they are written from a male perspective I can still relate to it all.
Okay, about the actual music. Every song has excellent lyrics, and it always seems to be the background music when I want to just sit and think about things. I love the singer's voice, something about it just makes him sound meaningful. He can hit some of the higher notes, but doesn't go out of a range that we can't all sing along to. I always sing to the music... ahhahaha i am usually not so very carefree when I sing. But there is something emotional to this music that makes you feel like you don't have to sound nice to sing it.
I love the fact that it is all pretty much acoustic. I don't know why. I am bad at explaining. . . this is a bad review sorry. :). All I can say is after hearing this CD I was so in love with it. You may be too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I think I'll go listen to it when I'm done. June 4 2004
Format:Audio CD
Alright, here I go:
Screaming Infidelities- Although I heard the second version first, I like this one just as much because it sounds much more raw (raw-er?), which is one thing I love about Dash.
The Sharp Hint of New Tears- I love this one. I have a hunch that maybe after a while I'll get sick of it, but I really hope not because I like it a lot now. It has a good rhythm.
Living in Your Letters- Thus far I've found this to be a fairly forgettable song, but I always stick with it because I absolutely love the last line, "cause turning to you is like falling in love when you're ten." That and the 3/4 time make it worthwhile.
The Swiss Army Romance- This is one of my favorites. I absolutely love the lyrics and can relate to them. It's my "soul-song."
Turpentine Chaser- I didn't care for this one much at first, but throughout the week it's really grown on me. The 3/4 time always does it for me.
A Plain Morning- I look forward to this one everytime. Jolie Lindholm's voice is absolutely stunning; I don't think I'd like it much without her.
Age Six Racer- Another one I look forward to, also because of Jolie. And again with the 3/4. I love it.
Again I Go Unnoticed- Maybe it's because I heard it first, but I really like the second version better. While this one is still amazing, he kind of screams and sounds like a girl. It's almost as if he's making fun of his own voice. Also, I like how he whisper-sings the bridge in the second one instead of sounding the same throughout the entire song.
Ender Will Save Us All- I love how he only strums the guitar once in a while and we can hear just his voice. Very good.
Shirts and Gloves- I kind of listen to this only because I'd feel guilty if I skipped it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best albums I've heard
My friend always listened to DC and she told me to check them out and i didnt have high hopes but i was completely wrong. Read more
Published on July 4 2004 by Jasmine
4.0 out of 5 stars Influential.
Dashboard Confessional will prove in the future to be an extremely influential band in the future i think. Inaccurately thrown into the sketchy "emo" genre. Read more
Published on July 2 2004 by Tim Kirby
5.0 out of 5 stars FME
If you like showoff check out chris from showoffs new band Farewell My Enemy at [...] they are really f'n awesome.
Published on May 9 2004 by TomFizaro
4.0 out of 5 stars Dashboard Confessional "Swiss Army Romance"
"Screaming Infidelities" (5/5): An amazing song, the first single off of his second record "The Places... Read more
Published on April 9 2004 by Aaron L.
4.0 out of 5 stars love the extras!
The re-release with the extra songs was really good. I love getting extra tracks, what can I say?! 'Screaming Infideliteies' is a great song, bound to make you cringe if you're... Read more
Published on March 26 2004 by Jessica
5.0 out of 5 stars This CD is an awesome CD!!
I'm not a big fan of all acoustic, but after listening to this cd I'm won over. Chris is a great musician and one of the best guitarist, I think. Read more
Published on March 7 2004 by Garrett Speyer
3.0 out of 5 stars Again, you are all wrong
Don't be fooled by the many 5 star reviews you often see on Amazon.com, almost every one of them is innacurate. Read more
Published on March 3 2004 by Snack Patrol
2.0 out of 5 stars File Under: Boo-hoo, wah-wah
Chris Carabba manages to sucessfully get his point across. From the beginning of the album, there is no subtlety here: the guy's had his heart broken, and you will play his... Read more
Published on Feb. 8 2004 by Dre13
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartbreak
Another great one from Chris Carabba...just makes me wonder why he had to go and make a full-band cd. But oh well. Read more
Published on Jan. 25 2004 by t
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