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A Mark, a Mission, a Brand, a Scar [Bonus DVD]

A Mark, a Mission, a Brand, a Scar [Bonus DVD]

by Dashboard ConfessionalDashboard Confessional


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As you might gather from the title of Dashboard Confessional's fourth album, Christopher Carrabba still wears his heart on his sleeve -- or, more accurately, tattooed on his forearm. A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar continues the punk-inspired singer-songwriter's streak of obsessive-compulsive musings on relationships and how to wreck them. He's still apt to strum out unguarded acoustic plaints like "Ghost of a Good Thing," but this time around, Carrabba ratchets things up a little in terms of sonic intensity. While not exactly pedal-to-the-metal in tenor, tracks such as the fretful "Am I Missing" and "Hands Down" (an adrenalized version of a tune he released on the So Impossible EP some years back) rumble along at a fairly energetic clip. Carrabba verges on alt-country territory on the doe-eyed "Carve Your Heart Out Yourself" -- a tune guaranteed to elicit the devout sing-alongs so prevalent at Dashboard gigs -- and really lets his hair down on the six-minute "Several Ways to Die Trying," a song that's as perfect a collage of Carrabba's scars as he's ever likely to display.

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Release Date: 05/18/2004
Label: Imports
UPC: 0601091039629
catalogNumber: 1039629
Rank: 109828


Disc 1

  1. Hands Down
  2. Rapid Hope Loss
  3. As Lovers Go
  4. Carry This Picture
  5. Bend and Not Break
  6. Ghost of a Good Thing
  7. Am I Missing
  8. Morning Calls
  9. Carve Your Heart Out Yourself
  10. So Beautiful
  11. Hey Girl
  12. If You Can't Leave It Be, Might as Well Make It Bleed
  13. Several Ways to Die Trying

Disc 2

  1. Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight
  2. Try Not to Breathe
  3. Everybody Hurts
  4. Sweetness Follows
  5. Nightswimming
  6. Find the River
  7. Drive
  8. Hands Down
  9. Special Features

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