Here is an attempt at a slightly more objective full featured analysis of this band and emo in general.

I've spent most of my time amongst marching band geeks who for the most part hate the entire philosophy of emo. Some may enjoy the raw music, but the thought process behind it makes them writhe in agony.

Dashboard Confessional was somewhat enjoyable because they are accoustic, and the first couple of songs were a concert with fans singing along and I started feeling it as it built up, but then I listened to more, and it felt the same every time. A lack of variety perhaps wouldn't be as bad, except when you listen to songs over and over again you begin to practically memorize the musical patterns and then begin to move on to the lyrics. The lyrics were always depressing, which made me want to turn it off. Why would I listen to music to be sad? I understand some people are having difficult lives and feel consolidation in the music, but I am starting to believe that it is dragging them further into their depression rather than pulling them out of it.

At least they are doing accoustic. I personally prefer the accoustic workings of Slightly Stoopid or Jack Johnson, but it's a refreshing break from the screaming nonsense that we typically get.

I disagree with people who say that the singers of emo bands have high voices. I like to listen to Elton John every once in a while, and he can own any of them at high pitched singing. Sure, he's gay and common stereotypes in society would pin that as the reason for his singing ability, but we don't really know when he decided to be gay, and the Styx and Queen singers can sing higher than these emo guys as well, and he got all the female booty he could ever want.

The one other problem I have with emo music is that people glorify it because they feel connects to the rather morose lyrics, and claim it's emotional and appeals to their feelings. Music is all about feelings of course, no problem with that, but that's where the problem lies--they act it as if it were originally their own idea. I've had people telling me that 80's metal bands appealed to their feelings, as well as pop stars like Britney Spears (heaven forbid). Styx, Queen, Van Halen, and Richard Addinsell's Warsaw Concerto all appeal to my feelings. Blues and Jazz are all about feelings, improvised solos often communicate how the musician's day is going. To look back at the original concept of "feeling in music" one must look back in the 1800's at revolutionaries like Beethoven who moved the world from the Classical to the Romantic period.
Person1: I enjoy emo music because it really appeals to my feelings and the typical struggles I have as a teen.

Person2: I also find feeling in music to be an important measure of quality, you might want to listen to some Chopin.
de tehmusician 11 juin 2005
Dashboard Confessional is an alternative rock band from southern Florida. The frontman, Chris Carrabba, started Dashboard Confessional as a solo acoustic act. Chris eventually added Dan Bonebrake, Mike Marsh, and John Lefler. Dan Bonebrake later left and Scott Shoenbeck took up bass for the band. Though the band started out playing acoustic only, they later moved on to a full band sound with A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar. Popular singles include "Hands Down," "Vindicated," and "Screaming Infidelities."
"Dashboard Confessional is a band from Florida."
"Are you going to the Dashboard Confessional concert?"
de Sabastian 21 mars 2006
a band that writes music on subjects that inspire them.

um, like any other musician/band in this world?

and for the people that say the bandmembers from dashboard cuts their wrist, wears all black, and paints their nail black, please pay closer to attention next time because NONE of them are ANYTHING like that.

besides whats this "emo" thing about anyways?
its music for petes sake, and jsut let us listen to our music and well let you listen to your music. mmkay?
dashboard confessional is a band, like any other band. writes lyrics based on inspirations and events. like ANYY other band. wake up people
de fcbtim 23 janvier 2006
Ok.I've just spent about an hour reading all the definitions of Dashboard Confessional.It's amazing how shallow and ignorant people can be towards music.In my opinion, Dashboard Confessional have the most beautiful lyrics.Yes, they are soppy and some even cheesy but they are a breath of fresh air from bands that offend music and write pathetic lyrics about how their hearts are so broken and that they will never be able to forget about this certain person whom they fell in love with.It's pathetic.If you actually take the time to listen to Dashboard's lyrics you will realise they send out a positive message about how life goes on and that eventually, no matter how long it takes you will find your soul mate.Also this "stupid emo deppressing band" as they have been called play acoustic! Yes they are one of the very few bands who can actually sound amazing acoustic. In fact they sound a hell of alot better in their acoustic songs than in songs such as "Vindicated".Instead of calling Chris Carabarra a depressed,suicidal emo grow a backbone, listen to their lyrics and realise Chris Carabarra is a modern day poet whom likes to express his feelings and the album in which he wrote is about todays superfical societys where things that are "looked" down upon are on a pedestal and that everyone wants something for nothing.In this day in age it seems impossible to be able to express deep feelings in the form of poetry with out being called an "Emo".If you disagree with me why listen to their music? Why bother writing a definition for them? Why even take an intrest in them? Im sure things would be different if Dashboard Confessional were fronted by some blonde bimbo slut who's skirt is about the length of her intelligence.
"Hope dangles on a string
Like slow spinning redemption
Winding in and winding out
The shine of it has caught my eye." - Vindicated - Dashboard Confessional.
de Laurrren 5 août 2008
wow people are really narrow minded. obviously all the people who are trashing this band have nothing better to do with their lives. whatever. they may be emo but i like them. it doesn't mean i cut myself or dress in all black. get over it.
...yeah whatever.........
de crazystuff 5 juillet 2005
a band with amazing palm mutes..amazing lyrics..amazing riffs!great vocalist too!simply a band to listen too!
dashboard confessional rocks!
de tripwire013 18 juillet 2006
Dashboard Confessional is a wondrous band that has excellent lyrics, many, many fans, awesome live shows, a very hot Chris Carrabba and causes many 'haters' to hate them because of the smart lyrics that can not be found in the Limp Bizkit songs they dearly love. And because they cant get any.
Me:Dashboard Confessional is the best ever!
Random Hater:They suck, just like you!
Me:Yea I bet you dont get any!
de jackjrham 8 août 2004
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