- Summary: The leader of the now-defunct Washington, D.C. outfit The Dismemberment Plan makes his solo debut with this disc, produced by Death Cab For Cutie's Chris Walla. John Vanderslice guests.
- Record Label: Barsuk
- Genre(s): Indie, Rock
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MikeT7The problem with these reviews is that this is Travis Morrison, not The Dismemberment Plan. If you're expecting Dismemberment Plan, you've already ruined his album for yourself. However, it is true that this album isn't quite like anything he had done while with the Plan. It's never quite as energetic, and like mentioned, it has a lack of his frantic vocals. This by far is not a disaster of any sort. It's actually quite listenable. Don't let the bad reviews ruin it for you.… Expand
StevenM5It's not that the album is a disaster... It's just that when I listen to every single one of the albums The Dismemberment Plan released (aside from the remix traincrash), you can't believe that these songs were of a high enough quality to warrant Travis Morrison's first solo album where he obviously had a lot to prove. However, the album is not a complete disaster. If this was made by some unknown, I'd probably quite like this album, in a disposable way. The Word Cop and the bonus track are both great tracks that I enjoy listening to. The biggest thing that I find hard to swallow with this new, reflective Morrison is the lack of frantic vocals that go places you never thought they would. Change was the album Morrison introduced his new laid-back approach, but the album contained song after song of such high quality that you barely noticed it. After leaving Chisel, Ted Leo released his own traincrash "tej leo / Rx, pharmacists" that probably rattled the fanbase he had created with the band. Fast forward a few years and Ted has found his own sound that tips its hat to Chisel still whilst also having his identity stamped over it. tej was probably the catalyst that shook Ted up and made him the musician responsible for the trio of masterpieces "Tyranny Of Distance", "Hearts Of Oak" and "Shake The Sheets". I remain optimistic, that in its quirky, sugary way, Travistan is Travis's tej.… Expand