Listening to Dashboard Confessional can sometimes be like picking at a scab or poking at a cavity — vaguely painful and enjoyable at the same time, weirdly compelling and hard to stop. But not because the music, masterminded by Boca Raton native Chris Carrabba, is unpleasant. Just the opposite — the charging tales of love-almost-always-lost are catchy as hell, with surprisingly off-kilter patterns that wrap up in neat, melodic circles. We're not sure what happened to hurt the delicately pretty, tattooed Carrabba so much, but it seems like it has happened to us too — and, uh, everyone else in his... More >>>