Dusk And Summer

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  • Summary: Chris Carrabba & co.'s long-delayed fourth album was produced chiefly by Don Gilmore, after sessions with Daniel Lanois were largely scrapped. Counting Crows' Adam Duritz guests.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Spin
    80
    Represents a major upgrade in Dashboard's sound. [Jul 2006, p.83]
  2. The album is gentler and falls much closer to the feeling of The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most.
  3. They've never sounded so unoriginal. Or, frankly, better.
  4. The overall lack of any real risk results in standard guitar anthem boilerplate.
  5. Only the title track bears any resemblance to what Dashboard once were.
  6. Q Magazine
    40
    It's difficult to imagine Carraba's earnest tenor appealing to anyone over the age of 20. [Sep 2006, p.107]
  7. The songs are pretty much middle-of-the-road, generic radio alt-rock devoid of any real personality.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 31
  2. Negative: 6 out of 31
  1. ameliar
    Sep 27, 2006
    10
    this cd is amazing! when you first listen to it, it is apperant that it is not the traditional dashboard sound. the more i listened to it the this cd is amazing! when you first listen to it, it is apperant that it is not the traditional dashboard sound. the more i listened to it the more i loved it and now it has become my fave dashboard album. chris voice really shines and u can feel his emotions through his gripping and heart felt lyrics. dusk and summer is a step away from dashboards previous work but hey thats what makes me love it, dashboard gets better with time. this album wont dissapoint you, trust me. some of the tracks that stand out are "dusk and summer" "slow decay" and "heaven here" Expand
  2. jonathanu
    Jun 30, 2006
    10
    this album is a great progression for the band. Chris is moving away from his depressing tones but still keeping his lyrics honest and genuine
  3. rayj
    Oct 11, 2006
    9
    A very different album in my opinion than the preceding ones. Unique in its own rights... completely solid musically and-- lyrically is A very different album in my opinion than the preceding ones. Unique in its own rights... completely solid musically and-- lyrically is always original and refreshing. Expand
  4. laura
    Aug 23, 2006
    7
    Kind of disappointing... a few songs are bearable, but the others are like everything else. It's more mature... if mature means Kind of disappointing... a few songs are bearable, but the others are like everything else. It's more mature... if mature means boring... and all the same... and kind of a waste of money, to be honest.... Expand
  5. SireenD
    Jun 30, 2006
    6
    Good, but not the original Dashboard Sound we have all come to love...Careful Carrabba--don't get too Corporate!
  6. BGill
    Jun 27, 2006
    5
    A bit blah. I always enjoyed the MTV Unplugged stuff and the Vindicated EP, but this is not growing on me like his previous work.
  7. max
    Sep 8, 2006
    0
    what did this guy ever do to make people think he has talent? crappy vocals and horrific non songs. rubbish

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