Label: Fueled By Ramen Records Carraba’s particular skillset in creating cinematic ballads is not lost on their eighth album Crooked Shadows, which is a perfect mix of old and new DC. The album is rife with many an acoustic guitar number, but is well-balanced with the band’s loveable pop-rock and piercing lyrics – also managing to incorporate a host of external genres that bridge the gap between classic and new, reinvented Dashboard. Crooked Shadows is where new and old Dashboard meet amicably. It is the most revitalising DC album to date. Emo as a genre may well be outdated – along with their pop-punk contemporaries – but Dashboard’s newest LP incorporates factors from contemporary genres to make their brand of acoustic pop-rock as relevant as it ever was.