A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar - Dashboard Confessional
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  • Summary: This is the fourth album for the Florida-based emo band led by Christopher Carraba.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. This is the sound of a superstar in the making. [Nov 2003, p.107]
  2. A Mark, a Mission, a Brand, a Scar will be the album of the Indian summer, warm and wistful all the way through.
  3. An exceptional album filled with passionate, intense, and highly personal songs.
  4. Gil Norton's production has taken the band to new heights, allowing the music to have as much grit, substance, and dynamics as the lyrics.
  5. Carrabba's work is so specifically stuck in adolescence that, even if it's presented in a prettier package as it is on A Mark, it's still very difficult for anybody past sophomore year in college to really connect with his music.
  6. A Mark is the first time he's let the musical intensity match the lyrics.
  7. 20
    He's dispensed with the grittier elements and plumped for a straightforward US college rock backing, with dismal results. [Nov 2003, p.112]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 46
  2. Negative: 6 out of 46