Change (The Dismemberment Plan album)

Change (The Dismemberment Plan album)
Studio album by The Dismemberment Plan
Released October 23, 2001
Recorded Inner Ear Studios
Genre Indie rock
Math rock
Length 47:12
Label DeSoto Records
Producer Chad Clark, J. Robbins
The Dismemberment Plan chronology
Emergency & I
A People's History of the Dismemberment Plan

Change is an album by The Dismemberment Plan. It was released on October 23, 2001 on DeSoto Records. It was recorded by J. Robbins at Inner Ear Studios in Arlington, Virginia and it was mixed by Chad Clark. It is the Plan's last studio album.


Musical style

Compared to The Dismemberment Plan's previous album Emergency & I, Change is more somber musically, with more introspective lyrics.[1][2] Lead singer Travis Morrison has called the album his "night album."[1][3]

Track listing

All music composed by Travis Morrison, Jason Caddell, Eric Axelson and Joe Easley.

No. Title Length
1. "Sentimental Man"   4:16
2. "The Face of the Earth"   4:46
3. "Superpowers"   4:48
4. "Pay for the Piano"   3:23
5. "Come Home"   5:05
6. "Secret Curse"   2:50
7. "Automatic"   4:16
8. "Following Through"   4:38
9. "Time Bomb"   4:24
10. "The Other Side"   3:45
11. "Ellen and Ben"   5:01


The following people contributed to Change[4]

The Dismemberment Plan

Additional personnel

  • Bill Barbot - Label Design
  • Chad Clark - Mixing
  • Kim Coletta - Label Design
  • J. Robbins - Engineer

Reception and Legacy

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media (8.6/10)link
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars link
Stylus Magazine (B+) link
Tiny Mix Tapes 3.5/5 stars link

Change has received mostly positive reviews. On the review aggregate site Metacritic, the album has a 83 out of 100 based on 10 reviews, indicating "Universal acclaim."[5]

Pitchfork Media's founder Ryan Schreiber praised the album's more sentimental sound, writing "But metamorphosis can be a beautiful thing, and like the butterfly retains a part of the caterpillar, Change retains a part of the pre-mutated Dismemberment Plan. You see, they're still the same band they always were. They're just prettier now."[2] Ted Alvarez of Allmusic also commended the album's new sound.[1]

Michael O' Brien of Popmatters , on the other hand, was less positive about the album's new sound, writing "For anyone who loved Emergency & I, or any of the Dismemberment Plan's other two records, Change sounds like The Dismemberment Plan on Quaaludes." O' Brien also called the album " enjoyable record, a necessary record in the evolution of the band, but far from an essential listen."[6]

Change was named the 14th best album of 2001 by Pitchfork Media.[7] The same website also placed the album at number 97 on their list of top 200 albums of the 2000s.[8]

See also

  • List of works in irregular time signatures


  1. ^ a b c Alvarez, Ted. Change - The Dismemberment Plan. Allmusic. Retrieved 17 June 2011
  2. ^ a b Schreiber, Ryan. The Dismemberment Plan: Change. Pitchfork Media. 23 October 2001. Retrieved 17 June 2011
  3. ^ Howard, Ed. Dismemberment Plan - Interview. Stylus Magazine. 1 September 2003. Retrieved 17 June 2011
  4. ^ Change - The Dismemberment Plan - Credits. Allmusic. Retrieved 17 June 2011
  5. ^ Change Reviews, Ratings, Credits and More at Metacritic. Metacritic. Retrieved 15 June 2011
  6. ^ O' Brien, Michael. The Dismemberment Plan: Change. Popmatters. 21 October 2001. Retrieved 17 June 2011
  7. ^ Pitchfork staff (1 January 2001). "The Top 20 Albums of 2001". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  8. ^ Pitchfork staff (September 30, 2009). "The Top 200 Albums of the 2000s: 100-51". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved October 1, 2009. 

External links

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • The Dismemberment Plan — (auch The Plan oder D Plan) war eine 1993 gegründete US amerikanische Indierockband aus Washington D.C. Sie veröffentlichte vier Alben. Geschichte Live in Iowa …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • The Dismemberment Plan — Background information Origin Washington D.C Genres Indie rock …   Wikipedia

  • The Dismemberment Plan — fue una banda de post hardcore/post punk revival de Washington D.C. formada el uno de enero de 1993. También conocida como D Plan o The Plan, el nombre proviene de una frase del vendedor de seguros de Groundhog Day. Los miembros de la banda… …   Wikipedia Español

  • A People's History of the Dismemberment Plan — Infobox Album Name = A People s History of the Dismemberment Plan Type = remix Artist = The Dismemberment Plan Released = October 6, 2003 Recorded = Genre = Length = Label = DeSoto Records Producer = Reviews = Last album = This album = Next album …   Wikipedia

  • Change (album) — may refer to:* Change (Sons of the Desert album), a 2000 album by Sons of the Desert * Change (The Dismemberment Plan album), a 2001 album by The Dismemberment Plan * Change (Ray Wilson album), a 2003 album by Ray Wilson * Change (Sugababes… …   Wikipedia

  • Change — For Wikipedia uses, see Wikipedia:Change and Help:Recent changes. Contents 1 The process of becoming different 2 In music 2.1 …   Wikipedia

  • The Other Side — The Other Side, Other Side or Otherside may refer to: Contents 1 Film, television and radio 2 Literature 3 Music …   Wikipedia

  • Face of the Earth — may refer to: * Face of the Earth, a song by Days of the New from their 1997 album Days of the New (also known as the Orange album ) * The Face of the Earth, a song by The Dismemberment Plan from their 2001 album Change …   Wikipedia

  • Travis Morrison — (born December 16, 1972) is an American musician from the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., United States. Fairfax life and William and MaryAfter picking up various instruments around age 12, Morrison stuck with guitar and began… …   Wikipedia

  • Emergency & I — Studio album by The Dismemberment Plan Released October 26, 1999 …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.