Friday, January 2, 2009

Album du jour: The Shade of Poison Trees by Dashboard Confessional

Dashboard Confessional's new album is very different from their last - Dusk and Summer which I will save a review for later.

It seemed that though Chris Carrabba discovered and presented a new style for Dashboard in Dusk, it did not sell well enough. The Album broke away from the electric, full-band sound of their two previous albums. You would notice that they have reverted back to their old style which many critics call Vintage Dashboard.

The songs in the album can be described as near-ballad and acoustic. The lyrics can be described as enigmatic and has double meanings as usual, which is not surprising, it is Dashboard anyway. They were never really explicit with their lyrics. You would notice that even though Dashboard continue to talk about sex, sex, broken relationships, sex, love (sort of), and sex, they were never really explicit in relaying these messages.

In this album, Chris sings about the usual failed careers, failed relationships, friendships, untrustworthiness and etcetera. I haven't listened to the songs enough to determine what other topics he sings about.

If you love Dashboard and you think that Chris Carrabba is gorgeous, then this album is definitely for you.

I'm thinking about sharing the torrent link with you but I love Dashboard and I don't want to be the one to pirate it for you.

Do it on your own volition. lol

No comments:

Post a Comment


Related Posts with Thumbnails