The Swiss Army Romance

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The Swiss Army Romance
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Studio album by Dashboard Confessional
Released November 14, 2000
Recorded 2000
Genre Emo[1]
Length 33:12
Label Fiddler
Producer Chris Carrabba, James Paul Wisner
Dashboard Confessional chronology
The Swiss Army Romance
(2000)
The Drowning EP
(2001)

The Swiss Army Romance is the first full-length album by Dashboard Confessional.

Release[edit]

It had an original short release (1000 copies or so) on Fiddler Records, but soon a decision was made to sell the album to Drive-Thru Records. Drive-Thru released the album on November 14, 2000. In 2003, the rights to the record were sold to Chris Carrabba and Vagrant Records and the album was re-issued on April 22, 2003. The re-release included bonus tracks "Hold On" and "This Is a Forgery". The re-release was spurred by the rising popularity of the band and the announcement of the then upcoming album A Mark, a Mission, a Brand, a Scar.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars[2]

The album was included in Rock Sound's 101 Modern Classics list at number 100.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Chris Carrabba.

  1. "Screaming Infidelities" – 3:33
  2. "The Sharp Hint of New Tears" – 3:02
  3. "Living in Your Letters" – 3:40
  4. "The Swiss Army Romance" – 3:06
  5. "Turpentine Chaser" – 3:20
  6. "A Plain Morning" – 3:40
  7. "Age Six Racer" – 2:21
  8. "Again I Go Unnoticed" – 2:24
  9. "Ender Will Save Us All" – 5:13
  10. "Shirts and Gloves" – 2:53
Bonus tracks
  1. "Hold On" (re-issue bonus track) – 2:08
  2. "This Is a Forgery" (re-issue bonus track) – 5:37
  3. "Not So Easy" (hidden track) – 4:02

Chart positions[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Peak position
2003 Top Heatseekers 39

Singles[edit]

Single Chart Peak position
"Screaming Infidelities Modern Rock Tracks 22

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Allmusic review
  2. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 213. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  3. ^ "Rock Sound's 101 Modern Classics: 101 - 75". Rock Sound Magazine. June 27, 2012. Retrieved July 6, 2015. 

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