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Swiss Army Romance

Dashboard ConfessionalAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 22, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Vagrant Records
  • ASIN: B00008PX6W
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,825 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dashboard Confessional "Swiss Army Romance" April 9, 2004
Format:Audio CD
"Screaming Infidelities" (5/5): An amazing song, the first single off of his second record "The Places..."
"The Sharp Hint Of New Tears" (5/5): I can't help but sing along with this song.
"Living In Your Letters" (4/5): Really emotional lyrics about a person the songwriter cares about.
"The Swiss Army Romance" (5/5): The title track is superb. Extremely catchy.
"Turpentine Chaser" (5/5): The bridge of this song is so good it gives me the chills.
"A Plain Morning" (3/5): This is not a bad song, just not great.
"Age Six Racer" (4/5): Really touching lyrics and soft background vocals make this one great.
"Again I Go Unnoticed" (5/5): An intensly emotional tune.
"Ender Will Save Us All" (5/5): Another song that is always stuck in my head, i love it.
"Shirts And Gloves" (4/5): This soft ballad is a winner.
"Hold On" (3/5): I don't know why, but this one doesn't do anything for me.
"This Is A Forgery" (4/5): Kind of different for Dashboard, but not bad at all.
"Hidden Track" (4/5): I enjoy the raw feel of this song.
Chris Carraba's first release as Dashboard Confessional is a great album. It was re-released three years after it came out, now with some bonus tracks. The real gems here are the title track and "Again I Go Unnoticed." There are only like one or possibly two songs that i skip through when listening to this. Great effort overall.
Rating: Four stars.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent CD August 22, 2003
Format:Audio CD
I brought this album on a prayer that it would be something special and worthwile listening to. Fortunately, I was not remotely disappointed.
The lyrics running throughout the album are intelligent and heartfelt, and the music passionate and excellent.
1) Screaming Infidelities - 5/5. A brilliant track, both lyrically and musically. Sung with real soul, a very moving acoustic tune.
2) The Sharp Hint of New Tears - 5/5 Another excellent track, with again great lyrical and musical talent. Slightly shorter, and more remenicent of their older vein of music.
3) Living in your Letters - 4/5. Though another excellent song, having heard it a few times over it becomes a little old faster than many of the other tracks on the album. An excellent song nevertheless.
4) The Swiss Army Romance - 4/5. The title track doesn't let it down. A good song, though perhaps with a similar problem to track 3.
5) Turpentine Chaser 5/5. Without a doubt my favourite track on the album, great vocal range from Carrabba, best track lyrically; an overall awesome listen.
6) A Plain Morning - 5/5. Great song, a change from the vocal range and passion from Carrabba, moving to a more relaxed, sedated song.
7) Age Six Racer - 5/5. Short and sweet, the song delivers rosy lyrics with a brilliant acoustic accompanyment.
8) Again I go Unnoticed - 4/5. A distinctly more Emo song, the reason I docked a mark from this was because Carrabba had a poor vocal range on this, as he seemed to struggle to reach the top notes.
9) Ender will Save us All - 4/5. An excellent track, mellow but with passionate singing at times. Perhaps a little too long, my attention tends to wonder after the first four minutes of this plus 5 minute song.
10) Shirts and Gloves - 4/5.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Acoustics, Vocals, Lyrics February 10, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I discovered Dashboard Confessional on the highly popular/controversial software program, Napster. Needless to say, after listening to a sample song or two, I went out and special ordered this CD from the local On Cue. WOW. I haven't changed CDs in my CD player yet!!! Chris Carrabba, who IS Dashboard Confessional, has one AWESOME voice and his lyrics are incredible. They are the most inspired lyrics that I've heard in a long time and I found myself relating to several of the songs. I also really like his accompaniment style with his acoustic guitar. Everything is acoustic and it all sounds really good!! If Dashboard Confessional isn't big now, they soon will be...Just listening to his music has made me feel inspired! Not enough good things can be said about this CD...I highly recommend purchasing Dashboard!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars its thier cd
dont know what you expect out of a review over a digital album, if your buy this music without listening to some of the songs on youtube, no sympathy if you hate it
Published 6 months ago by Brandon S.
5.0 out of 5 stars classic
This album is what Dashboard Confessional is about to me. The raw talent of Chris Caraba comes shining through!! Read more
Published on October 5, 2010 by fullmoonbeauty
5.0 out of 5 stars great CD
I love this CD. It has better versions of some old songs and great new ones that don't get old quickly.
Published on August 5, 2007 by C. London
2.0 out of 5 stars Nahh - boring
I'm changing my original rating from 5s to 2s. This is not a very good CD. I thought it was boring.
Published on October 27, 2006 by Jarrod S. Adams
5.0 out of 5 stars Ender WILL save us all
This is the first of many excellent albums filled with heartfelt lyrics, beautiful music (including Chris's acoustic guitar) and just all around wonderful emo music. Read more
Published on September 17, 2006 by Hanan V.
4.0 out of 5 stars This is NOT EMO...It's acoustic rock people...
And the first 4 songs are FANTASTIC but after that they really drop the ball until track 8 (Again I Go Unnoticed)....those are basically the 5 best songs... Read more
Published on August 10, 2006 by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars "Ender Will Save Us All"
Dude's middle name is Ender. Chris Carrabba. That song has nothing to do with Oreson Scott Card. Good book, though. The spotlighted review should probably not be spotlighted.
Published on July 24, 2006 by Clifford Workman
3.0 out of 5 stars pretty good cd
i thought this was a pretty good cd. some songs kind of sounded the same, but it's still a good listen if you're in an emo kinda mood.
Published on May 31, 2006 by Panic! freak
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Emo
Dashboard has been the band who made me fall in love with emo and this whole genre of music easing me into my High School Career. Read more
Published on February 22, 2006 by Amanda
5.0 out of 5 stars Dashboard at it's Best
This is definaly the best dashboard confessional cd. Swiss Army Romance offers smooth vocals, perfect harmones, amazing lyrics, and great guitar solos. This is truly terrific.
Published on November 20, 2005 by Tegan Veto
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