The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most

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All Music Guide - Peter J. D'Angelo
It's a familiar situation really: Emotional indie rock boy starts off in moderately tough-guy band (in this case rockers Further Seems Forever), gets fed up, and realizes that he can write some pretty heartfelt acoustic tunes that the kids might actually enjoy. For Chris Carrabba, the dream of too many late-night troubadours actually came true, and on his second full-length he's got plenty of heartache to go along with some fairly catchy songs. Performing with a foot firmly entrenched in the indie and emo scenes, Carrabba has some obvious influences, especially the nearly identical Get Up Kids offshoot the New Amsterdams. Nonetheless, he does have his own strong vocal...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Peter J. D'Angelo
It's a familiar situation really: Emotional indie rock boy starts off in moderately tough-guy band (in this case rockers Further Seems Forever), gets fed up, and realizes that he can write some pretty heartfelt acoustic tunes that the kids might actually enjoy. For Chris Carrabba, the dream of too many late-night troubadours actually came true, and on his second full-length he's got plenty of heartache to go along with some fairly catchy songs. Performing with a foot firmly entrenched in the indie and emo scenes, Carrabba has some obvious influences, especially the nearly identical Get Up Kids offshoot the New Amsterdams. Nonetheless, he does have his own strong vocal presence and, while a bit cheesy, his lyrics are the perfect companion to a night of overwrought teenage emotions. Relying mostly on the acoustic guitar, The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most also features a full, though subdued, backing band on a number of tracks, an addition that gives the record some depth and makes it a bit easier to put up with. Carrabba is smart enough to know a good hook when he hears it, and even when he's bogged down by the self-involved and down-on-his-luck sentiments that cripple the record, he's still knocking on the door of the radio-friendly pop hit. This is a record made with a specific audience in mind, and it's easy to see why many might abhor Dashboard Confessional's spurned teenage tones, but if you're under 20 and plan on staying in your room all night crying about that girl who just dumped you, then there is no point in looking further than this record.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/20/2001
  • Label: Vagrant Records
  • UPC: 601091035423
  • Catalog Number: 354
  • Sales rank: 93,642

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dashboard Confessional Primary Artist
Mike Marsh Drums, Background Vocals
Dan Bonebrake Bass, Background Vocals
Jolie Lindholm Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Joby J. Ford Graphic Design
James Paul Wisner Producer
Chris Carrabba Composer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Dashboard Rules!

    If you're not into the emotional rock thing, this isn't for you, but when you think that your life sucks and you want music that is sad and some-what depressed, this is for you!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This band is awesome!

    I may be 11 but I know good music and this defenitely is! The Dashboard Confessional CD's are all really emotional and have a lot of feeling I think. This band is one of my favorites and I seriously recommend it to anyone who has good taste in music. Dashboard Confessional has really got to me. And to those of you who have seen Spider Man 2 (also an awesome movie) Dashboard Confessional has their song Vindicated on there. So BUY THIS CD NOW!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Buy this CD, NOW!

    One of the best (if not THE best) cd's I've ever bought. Chris Carrabba is an amazing songwriter, and on no other cd is that more evident than this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wow, I love this band! But..

    I love, love, love this band! But then again, being only 16 and living the "emotional breakdown" life that adults automatically assume we teenagers live, I understand why some people don't like this music. Chris doesn't have that much vocal talent (like, say, Josh Groban - some amazing vocals right there) considering all the other "emo-core" bands out there - but at least he's giving it his best shot, and I love his voice anyway. Yeah, the lyrics are pretty cheesy, but if you like coffeehouse music - this band is for you. Hey, it's all about taste.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Emo-punk Lover

    Dashboard is way awesome... This CD covers some of Chris's best songs! I would recommend it to anyone. It is so good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Completely Beautiful

    This cd is the baring of a soul. It is filled with emotions of grief and sorrow. I would recomend it to anyone with music taste.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    amazing!

    chris is an amazing song writer, i suggest you buy this CD!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    these guys are great!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Dashboard Confessional is just about one of the best bands I have ever heard, I LOVE this cd, I just wish they had more songs on it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    this is the shizzzzzzzzzz

    Dashboard is an Ausome band.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    dashboard confessional is awesome

    all the songs are great...they aren't pansies like whoever gave them one star for a review. These songs are touching and emotional!!! you should buy this cd it's awesome

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Let Chris Melt Your Heart

    Chris Carrabba, the singer and creater of Dashboard Confessional, proves that men have feelings too with his second album from Dashboard Confessional titled "The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most". After hearing a snippet of "Screaming Infedelities" in a MTV movie, I immediatly bought the cd and fell deeply in love. Every song shows how amazingly talents Chris is and every heartbroken teenage will certainly relate to the songs. This has to be the best cd in my stereo, or hell! in the record store. And what makes this band even more wonderful is the fact that they're not mainstream so the radio has not killed them. After seeing their concert, the radio can never kill Dashboard. LONG LIVE DC!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    They Suck

    Theses guys need to put away the Kleenex and bring out some talent, like all emo bands. I heard this cd at my friends house before I bought it, and it saved me a lot of money. They're a bunch of pansies who can't write or sing for their lives. Anyone who likes overrated, oversaddened music, buy this. I'm stretching it by giving the album even one star.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WOW WOW WOW PURE BRILLIANCE

    all i have to say about this cd is WOW!!! this is definately one of the best cds i have ever heard. one of the best things about it is they are actually smart-they know words longer than 5 letters. they're so believable and soulfull and they know exactly what they're singing about. its jsut great.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Dashboard Kills It

    Buy this C.D. if you don't have it. It is one of the best C.D.s I have ever heard.It has to be the best Dashboard C.D.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Heartwrenching Emo

    This album is incredible, it is definetely emo in its rawest form (Chris breaks into tears in the last track!). All in all a great cd though.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fantastic

    This album is amazing. You can really feel what he's singing about. I highly recommend it. Every song's a winner.

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    Posted July 22, 2010

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