"A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar" Dashboard Confessionals debut album released in 2003 is by far a groundbreaking album in the genre of Emo Pop. In the past 10 years Dashboard Confessional has become a big name in the emo music genre and it is safe to say they are just as good now as when they started. This album is not only truly fantastic lyric wise, the guitar riffs and beat really make this album what it is. My favorite song on the album Hands Down is upbeat, catchy, witty, and a song you can really connect with. This album is a true piece of art.