Places You Have Come to Fear
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|3. The Best Deceptions|
|4. This Ruined Puzzle|
|5. Saints And Sailors|
|6. The Good Fight|
|7. Standard Lines|
|8. Again I Go Unnoticed|
|9. The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most|
|10. This Bitter Pill|
Asian Version featuring a Bonus Track: "so Impossible".
Of all the downtrodden intellectuals turning skate-punk into emo, Dashboard Confessional's Christopher Carrabbas is by far the most bruised. With just an acoustic guitar and some choice words, the Ben Folds sound-alike turns the concept of the love song on its head with The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most's torrent of poetic abuse aimed at girls who've taken advantage of his good nature. From "Saints and Sailors" ("This apartment is starving for an argument/ Anything at all to break the silence") to "The Good Fight" ("I claimed you as my only hope and watched the floor as you retreated") to "Screaming Infidelities" ("So kiss me hard because this will be the last time I let you"), Carrabbas is unapologetically bitter. Yet while his love life may be a tragic mess, the pure cathartic joy he derives from putting the ladies in question back in their place--evident from his venomous acoustic attacks--is unmistakable, infectious, and fantastically liberating. Wallowing in self-pity has seldom been so much fun. --Dan Gennoe
Top Customer Reviews
1) Brilliant Dance. 4.5/5
The reason I took half a mark off is because the chorus can get annoying. The last few lyrics are stunning, both in how they sound and what they say. Beautiful song. Best Lyric: "oh this is incredible, starving, insatiable, yes this is love for the first time...and you'd like to think you're invincible, well weren't we all once? before we felt loss for the first time.."
2) Screaming Infidelities. 4/5 This song was pretty good, takes awhile to speed up and get into the good parts of the song though. It can get a bit repetitive at the end, otherwise, it's got great lyrics. I personally like it better than the "Swiss Army Romance" version. Best Lyric: "I'm missing your laugh, how did it break? And when did your eyes, begin to look fake? I hope you're as happy as you're pretending."
3)Best Deceptions. 5/5 This song is nice, slow in parts, with terrific lyrics. If you've ever cheated on someone, or been cheated on, this song's for you. Best Lyric: "I heard about your regrets. I heard that you were feeling sorry. I heard from someone that you wished you could set things right between us. Well, I guess I should have heard of that from you."
4) This Ruined Puzzle. 5/5 One of my personal favorites on this CD. It's a nice slow song, with pretty lyrics. What I really like about all his lyrics is how personal they all are. This was one of the best songs I've ever heard. Does he ever get the girl?Read more ›
While his new album "A mission, a mark, a brand, a scar" has led to calls of "selling out", a more reasonable accusation would be "why mess with a winning formula?". For the latest album he brings in a backing band, writes rock songs and almost sounds like he's having fun. This record however showcases why we all fell in love with him in the first place, what all the fuss was about.
This is a late night record, full of songs that tap you on the shoulder and whisper in your ear. It calls you up late at night, when everyone should be asleep and cries down the phone. It tells the same old tales of teenage heartbreak that even our parents must have gone through. It speaks of futility, love and loss. Broken intimacy, neglect and longing. How two people can be so close one day and yet be total strangers the next morning.
Chris Carrabba is a master of the silence between the words. The minutiae in between which love or hate are decided. The tearful farewell, the loaded gesture.
It goes without saying you have to be in a particular mood to listen to this album. It's not a Friday night party record. It's an intensely person record, one to snuggle up beneath the sheets with when the world is falling down around you. It is most definitely a break-up record.
However in plumbing the depths, Chris also finds a way to climb back up. The album isn't soppy or pathetic, instead it rages against the dying of the light.Read more ›
After finding more about DC, i realised that many people the world over had the same connection with them (or him).
My wish is that DC do not go too corporate, that they tell tales from the heart with simple uncomplicated songs that we can all sing along to outloud (unlike new MB20). Enjoy this fun CD!
Most recent customer reviews
typical music for this day and age.
all sounds the same, same style of guitar riffs, same style of vocals (winey, crying, screaming, girly)
if you want something actually... Read more
I can't even begin to describe how liberating it is to listen to a CD like this. Lead singer Chris Carabba is a lyrical genius whose talents probably derived from a lot of... Read morePublished on July 13 2004 by Nelson Pagcanlungan
Browbeaten and fantastic, Chris Carrabba faces up the acoustic guitar with a punch. The first time I heard the screams of a heart broken man was on the stilled yet painful... Read morePublished on July 10 2004 by Fabian Wilfred
I didn't really know a lot about Dashboard, but then I heard Screaming Infidelities on the radio and I couldn't get it out of my head. Read morePublished on July 7 2004 by Lauren
This is what made Dashboard unique. Acoustic, heart felt music, with emotionally driven lyrics. A 30 minute emotional roller coaster, and i dont think Dashboard could come up with... Read morePublished on July 6 2004 by lipgloss_and_letdown
This CD is amazing, I love every song and can relate to all of them. The lyrics are so deep and true. Its not often that you come across great song writing, especaily now. Read morePublished on July 4 2004 by Margaret Blasco
Enough to fill an entire CD full of crap, as Dashboard Confessional shows. Chris' incessant whining and blubbering about breakups is enough to make even the seasoned veteran of... Read morePublished on June 14 2004 by DCtheEE
i used to like this a lot more...at least its better than a mark, a mission thoughPublished on June 6 2004 by Navillus Araic
I borrowed this CD from a friend that didn't like it. I thought I'd have a laugh at it as well. This CD is pure crap. It's so self-indulgent and whiny. Read morePublished on June 5 2004 by Mic Bikanowski