Change (The Dismemberment Plan album)


Change (The Dismemberment Plan album)
Change
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
(1999)
Change
(2001)
A People's History of the Dismemberment Plan
(2003)

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.

Contents

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

Personnel

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 "...an 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

References

  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. http://www.pitchfork.com/features/staff-lists/5844-top-20-albums-of-2001/. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  8. ^ Pitchfork staff (September 30, 2009). "The Top 200 Albums of the 2000s: 100-51". Pitchfork Media. http://pitchfork.com/features/staff-lists/7708-the-top-200-albums-of-the-2000s-100-51/. Retrieved October 1, 2009. 

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