Dusk and Summer

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Dusk and Summer
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Studio album by Dashboard Confessional
Released June 27, 2006
Recorded 2004–05
Genre Alternative rock, emo
Length 40:36
Label Vagrant
Producer Don Gilmore, Daniel Lanois
Dashboard Confessional chronology
A Mark, a Mission, a Brand, a Scar
(2003)
Dusk and Summer
(2006)
Sessions@AOL
(2006)
Singles from Dusk and Summer
  1. "Don't Wait"
    Released: May 23, 2006
  2. "Rooftops and Invitations"
    Released: August 29, 2006
  3. "Stolen"
    Released: June 16, 2007

Dusk and Summer is the fourth studio album by American rock band Dashboard Confessional.

Background[edit]

It was originally produced by Daniel Lanois (U2, Bob Dylan), but was polished and finished up with Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Pearl Jam, Dashboard's "Vindicated") as producer.

"So Long, So Long" in particular is a more piano-based song than those that have featured on previous Dashboard Confessional albums or EPs. A previous version of the song was available for download in the summer of 2005 on the band's website. A few of the songs have been compared to Carrabba's previous band, Further Seems Forever.

Release[edit]

On May 5, 2006, Dusk and Summer was announced for release, and the track listing was revealed.[1] "Don't Wait" was available to download on May 18,[2] and released to radio on May 23.[3] A music video for the song was released on June 6.[4] Dusk and Summer was released on June 27 through Vagrant Records.[1] In early July, the band went on a tour of Canada with Say Anything and Ben Lee.[2] This was followed up with a tour of the U.S. in July and August.[5] "Rooftops and Invitations" was released to radio on August 29.[3] From mid October to early December, the band went on a U.S. tour alongside Brand New.[6] Dusk and Summer was reissued on May 22, 2007. This edition included a new version of "Stolen", Vindicated" and live versions of "Ghost of a Good Thing" and "The Best Deceptions".[7]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (60/100)[8]
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk.net (62%)[9]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[10]
Entertainment Weekly B[11]
The Guardian 2/5 stars[12]
musicOMH 3/5 stars[13]
Okayplayer (77/100)[14]
PopMatters 4/10 stars[15]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[16]
Spin (8/10)[8]
Stylus Magazine C+[17]

Dusk and Summer debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 134,000 copies in its first week.[18] By August 2006, the album had sold over 300,000 copies.[19]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Chris Carrabba.

  1. "Write It Out" – 4:51 (pregap hidden track)
  2. "Vindicated" – 3:20 (pregap hidden track)
  3. "Don't Wait" – 4:05
  4. "Reason to Believe" – 3:43
  5. "The Secret's In the Telling" – 3:24
  6. "Stolen" – 3:53
  7. "Rooftops and Invitations" – 3:54
  8. "So Long, So Long" – 4:15
  9. "Currents" – 4:27
  10. "Slow Decay" – 4:08
  11. "Dusk and Summer" – 4:38
  12. "Heaven Here" – 4:08
  13. "Vindicated" – 3:21 (iTunes bonus track)

German edition[edit]

The German edition of the album, featuring the version of "Stolen" with Juli, was released only in 2007, on August 10.[20][21]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[22] 6
US Billboard 200[23] 2
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[24] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Dashboard Confessional post album title, tracklisting, release date". Alternative Press. May 5, 2006. Retrieved July 28, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Dashboard Confessional post MP3, Canadian tourdates". Alternative Press. May 18, 2006. Retrieved July 28, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "FMQB Airplay Archive: Modern Rock". Friday Morning Quarterback Album Report, Incorporated. Archived from the original on March 22, 2013. Retrieved October 30, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Dashboard Confessional post "Don't Wait" music video". Alternative Press. June 6, 2006. Retrieved July 29, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Dashboard Confessional confirm tour with Say Anything". Alternative Press. May 9, 2006. Retrieved July 28, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Final dates for Dashboard Confessional/Brand New tour". Alternative Press. September 19, 2006. Retrieved August 4, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Dashboard Confessional to reissue Dusk & Summer". Alternative Press. May 7, 2007. Retrieved August 12, 2016. 
  8. ^ a b Critic reviews at Metacritic
  9. ^ AbsolutePunk review
  10. ^ Apar, Corey. Dusk and Summer at AllMusic
  11. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  12. ^ The Guardian review
  13. ^ musicOMH review at the Wayback Machine (archived July 16, 2006)
  14. ^ Okayplayer review
  15. ^ PopMatters review
  16. ^ Rolling Stone review at the Wayback Machine (archived May 7, 2008)
  17. ^ Stylus Magazine review
  18. ^ "India.Arie's 'Testimony' Debuts At No. 1". Billboard. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  19. ^ Kohli, Rohan (August 30, 2006). "Soundscan Results: Week Ending August 27th, 2006". absolutepunk.net. Archived from the original on October 25, 2012. Retrieved February 12, 2016. 
  20. ^ M&C Musik Reportagen: Dashboard Confessional - Ehrlich egoistisch
  21. ^ http://www.amazon.de/dp/B000S9VSAO German edition of Dusk and Summer
  22. ^ "Dashboard Confessional – Chart history" Billboard Canadian Albums Chart for Dashboard Confessional.
  23. ^ "Dashboard Confessional – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Dashboard Confessional.
  24. ^ "Dashboard Confessional – Chart history" Billboard Top Rock Albums for Dashboard Confessional.