Don't be confused by the group sounding name. Dashboard Confessional is a solo male performer named Chris Carrabba. Dashboard Confessional has been hanging around with some esteemed people. He toured with U2 a couple of years ago and this album was co-produced by Canadian Daniel Lanois. Not too shabby company! This album sounds a little heavier than his previous works with very little acoustic material, though there are some slower songs on the album. On one of the slower songs Counting Crow's Adam Duritz does some guest vocals. If you liked the previous material you might be a little shocked or disappointed by the changes, but if you did not like the previous releases then try this one out for size because there are definitely differences.