Change

  • Record Label: De Soto
  • Release Date: Oct 23, 2001
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 1 out of 15

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  1. BenjaminBunny
    Jun 8, 2004
    8
    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.
  2. BlakeJ
    Sep 7, 2006
    10
    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 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
  3. Tyler
    Jan 6, 2007
    9
    Tis a true shame they broke up.
  4. J.S.Omundson
    Oct 13, 2002
    9
    One of the greatest "Bands You've Never Heard Of" of all time. This album and their previous are amazing!
  5. rolandh
    Nov 8, 2003
    10
    This is a truly great album!
  6. [Anonymous]
    Jan 24, 2002
    10
    Such a fine album. A band that I truly can not wait to consume more of.
  7. JayMal
    Jan 12, 2004
    10
    Within one spin of this album, I knew it was going into my classic collection. One of the best albums i've ever bought.
  8. Nick
    Nov 17, 2005
    10
    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.
  9. May 8, 2011
    10
    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/buyWow. 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
Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. This is pop music pushing the boundaries of what pop music should be, without having to resort to overproduced and mass-marketed gloss.
  2. 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.
  3. Change, while unquestionably more mature than anything the Dismemberment Plan have released in the past, is also, at times, an incredibly powerful record that can make mundane ruminations seem like Socratic philosophy.