Change - Dismemberment Plan
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  • Summary: The eclectic Washington, D.C.-based indie band follow their best-received album, 1999's 'Emergency & I,' with this, their fourth LP. The Plan announced their breakup subsequent to its release.
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  1. It’s hard to imagine what the Plan could do to top Change, but one thing is for sure: growing up and looking forward has rarely sounded so universally satisfying.
  2. Showcases a band testing themselves by going down an untravelled road while still maintaining their identity.
  3. With Change... The Dismemberment Plan feel little need to show off with self-conscious musical ostentation and excess, instead choosing to focus themselves on making a fantastic, understated and involving record.
  4. 80
    The music seems to matter, and for the listener, that's welcome relief from indiedom's groveling. [#52, p.82]
  5. Over the course of 11 tracks, it rarely rocks out at all, but instead moves through different styles with a more assured hand.
  6. Change may be audibly bigger-sounding -- in a slick, professional way -- than previous efforts, but the new angle just drives the point home: The Dismemberment Plan deserve to be huge. [Jan 2002, p.82]
  7. For anyone who loved Emergency and I, or any of the Dismemberment Plan's other two records, Change sounds like The Dismemberment Plan on Quaaludes.

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  1. [Anonymous]
    Jan 24, 2002
    Such a fine album. A band that I truly can not wait to consume more of.
  2. May 8, 2011
    Wow. This one is a keeper. It's very different from their previous masterpiece "Emergency & I" but I still give it a 10 out of 10. It has interesting beats, beautiful lyrics, and catchy chords. It is a lot more calm that any other Dismemberment Plan album. The best tracks are "Superpowers", "Secret Curse", "Following Through", "Time Bomb", and "The Other Side". Don't hesitate to listen/buy this album. It will blow you away. Expand
  3. rolandh
    Nov 8, 2003
    This is a truly great album!
  4. Nick
    Nov 17, 2005
    One of the most incredible albums of these modern times. Dismemberment Plan is definately one of the best Indie bands ever and this is their best albumn. Super innovative and incredibly deep for the pop structure. There is nothing like it really. I guess you could say that I like it a lot. Expand
  5. BlakeJ
    Sep 7, 2006
    Yeah - very rarely is an album this perfect after this many listens. I've had it on repeat pretty much for the past few months and the music is sometimes kinetic, sometimes hushed and bracing - but the lyrics are always complete poety. This is, hands-down, the best album of the decade this far. Yes, I will go so far as to say that. It beats out The Glow Pt. 2 and Kid A and stuff like that...I don't remember listening to Kid A for three months straight... They will be sorely missed (frowny face) Expand
  6. Tyler
    Jan 6, 2007
    Tis a true shame they broke up.
  7. BenjaminBunny
    Jun 8, 2004
    Why not go out with a bang? Personally, I prefer this album's sleek prduction and cognitive grooves over "Emergency & I"'s scattershot song structures. A once-whiny band grows up and some of the poetry herein is lovely. Call this emo if you dare. Expand

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