The alt/emo scene of the early 2000s was marked by several heart-on-sleeve bands that achieved mainstream success thanks to their earnest music and raw passion — and one of those bands was Dashboard Confessional.
2001’s The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most put the band, fronted by singer/songwriter Chris Carraba, in the upper echelon of successful bands of the era. Today, the band returns with Crooked Shadows, the band’s seventh full-length album and the first since 2009’s After the Ending.
In the years between, the band continued touring, even co-headlining an outing with Third Eye Blind back in 2015.
Listening to the album, which blends Carraba’s signature acoustic singalongs with more higher-energy rockers, it’s a solid addition to their catalog thanks to songs like the single, “We Fight,” “Open My Eyes” (featuring Lindsey Stirling) as well as the emotional “Heart Beat Here,” among others.
Stream the album below, via Spotify or Apple Music: