It’s been over 20 years since Chris Carrabba formed Dashboard Confessional in Boca Raton, Florida. in 1999 — since then, the band have become synonymous with early aughts emo. 

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What first began as a side project, with Carrabba branching off from his more punk outfit Further Seems Forever is now a 20-year-old band. After releasing first album as Dashboard in March 2000, Carrabba amassed a whole slew of loyal fans who made sure to learn every single lyric to all of his songs, which makes every concert feel like a campfire singalong. Then the famous frontman branched off, forming alt-country band Twin Forks in 2011, but he always returns to his emo roots. 

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Every Dashboard Confessional album ranked

We’re ranking Dashboard Confessional’s eight studio albums throughout the last two decades.