A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar (2003) Dashboard Confessional's third studio album, A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar , expands the parameters of the band's earlier acoustic-based sound, with the… 2003-08-12 Dashboard Confessional
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A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar (2003)

'MISSION' ACCOMPLISHED Carrabba and Co.'s latest improves upon their signature sound
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'MISSION' ACCOMPLISHED Carrabba and Co.'s latest improves upon their signature sound

Details Release Date: Aug 12, 2003; Lead Performance: Dashboard Confessional

Dashboard Confessional's third studio album, A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar, expands the parameters of the band's earlier acoustic-based sound, with the addition of electric guitars and more complex drumming enhancing frontman Chris Carrabba's emo-lite songcraft. Credit producer Gil Norton's (Pixies, Counting Crows, Foo Fighters) uncanny arranging skills. And credit Carrabba's ear for melody for ''A Mark'''s heartfelt heft.

Originally posted Aug 11, 2003 Published in issue #723 Aug 15, 2003 Order article reprints