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Emergency and I [Import]

Dismemberment Plan Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (4 Sep 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Desoto
  • ASIN: B00002DDRC
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 76,203 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. A Life of Possibilities 4:340.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Memory Machine 2:430.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. What Do You Want Me to Say? 4:180.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Spider in the Snow 3:500.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. The Jitters 4:190.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. I Love A Magician 2:380.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. You Are Invited 4:520.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Gyroscope 2:290.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. The City 4:260.89  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Girl O' Clock 2:540.89  Buy MP3 
Listen11. 8 1/2 Minutes 2:570.89  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Back and Forth 5:070.89  Buy MP3 

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Possibly the Best Indie Album of All Time? 13 Mar 2005
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Once in a blue moon, a record comes along that simply smashes any expectations you've had for that genre, "Emergency & I" is one those. The Dismemberment's Plan sound is unique in every sense of the word. Swerving and scything rhythms are splattered with resonating guitar that reverberates under Travis Morrison's enthusiastic and clever delivery. Lyrically, "Emergency & I" is near perfect; "Spider in the Snow" drips with post collegiate melancholy whereas "8 Minutes" screeches with the raging moral confusion of apocalyptic circumstances. Still completely revolutionary six years on, "Emergency & I" defies belief, its ingenuity only surpassed by its lethal hooks ("Gyroscope") and mind numbingly catchy chorus's ("You Are Invited"). Most of all and probably most importantly, "Emergency & I" is the past, present and still the future of Indie Rock; what more do you want me to say?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic, angular indie 31 Oct 2013
Format:MP3 Download|Verified Purchase
A friend's recent Facebook post reminded me while I've owned following album 'Change' for a number of years, its better thought of predecessor, 'Emergency & I' has been missing from my CD collection. As physical copies seem to be hard to get hold of, I took the plunge and bought the MP3 album from here and after a couple of days, it's turned into of my favourite albums and I can see why it's regarded as a classic.

While it can be thought of as indie, synths and odd time signatures replace jangly guitars and give the more heft and depth than the genre title implies. There's a lot to digest here which explains why 'Change' clicked immediately and this one took a few days but it's well worth the effort. 'Memory Machine' is a highlight and a good indicator of the albums sound, containing all the key elements; offbeat timing, dischordant synthesizers and catchy choruses and is a good jumping in point to see whether or not this album is for you. Personal tastes differ but I can't recommend this record enough. My only regret is taking 9 years between hearing about the band and picking this album up. Don't make the same mistake I did.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant album of progressive pop. 22 Nov 2003
Format:Audio CD
The Dismemberment Plan's masterpiece, "Emergency and I" is, first and foremost, a stunningly good pop album. Lazily pidgeon-holed as merely purveyors of progressively-minded eno, the band really represented a sublimely succinct and revolutionary new stream of explosive pop.
"A Life of Possibilities," "You are Invited" and "Back and Forth" all demonstrate the Plan's exquisite musicanship, inventive (sometimes even to their detriment) production and witty, urbane, wonderfully delivered lyrics.
This is the best album of a great band. Recommended to anyone who considers themselves a fan of any kind of music.
Pop at its best.
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3 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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I loved this CD. Washington DC's finest third album boasts some of the best songs to come out of the post hardcore movement to date. From the strange lo-fi hum of 'You are invited' to the blistering love song 'What do you want me to say' the band show they have class and a breadth to their music that takes them outside of the narrow pigeon hole of the Emo genre. Stand out track 'The City' is quite simply beautiful.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Anxiety rock! 16 Dec 2000
By Mark Lawton - Published on
Format:Audio CD
Every once in a while, you come across a band so unique you become a missionary for their music. For a lot of people, including me, Dismemberment Plan is one of those bands.
Here's the drill. Believe the hype and stick with this CD; it takes several listens to get into it. Straight away, you'll be struck by a few songs, but overall the sound is so unusual, it can be off-putting. Don't give up-- albums like this continue to reveal something new each time you listen. Yes, it's a bit abstract, but there's a lot going on here. About half the songs are on the relatively accessible side-- pop music for a better, more creative world-- but the rest are dense, hyper-active and TENSE. There are loud-soft-loud passages, time and tempo changes, and out-of-tune keyboards furiously bleeping away, fronted by a singer who has a very appealing (if somewhat limited) voice. He comes across as sort of a sensitive spaz, joyously singing heart-breaking lyrics centered around some kind of a personal crisis (hence "Emergency & I").
What sealed the deal for me was seeing them live. You ever see a band that looks NOTHING like the picture in your head? This is 3 regular-looking slacker-dudes (probably college graduates) fronted by a dead-ringer for Hal Sparks from Talk Soup! You quickly realize this is his band, and this is his show. The singer has an awkward style, moves strangely, and just does not look like he should be fronting a rock band, let alone this one. Leaves you scratching your head wondering where in the heck his music comes from. However, he obviously feels an intense amount of joy when he performs these potentially awkward songs, which somehow makes it all work. I was just dumbfounded; this is one BRAVE guy. Trying to get all this complex, emotional, off-center stuff across to a room full of strangers, and just going for it as if their acceptance was never in doubt. Most bands like this are head-down, hair in face, barely acknowledging the audience. Not this guy, he's having the time of his life, as if all this weirdness is completely normal and right. It could all go horribly wrong at any moment, but in the end, you can't help rooting for him. There's a word for people like that-- genius!
I can't wait to see what they do next.
48 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If there was only a six-star rating... 2 Mar 2000
By "aclboston" - Published on
Format:Audio CD
Okay. I'd heard about the Plan. I read the reviews, and reacted with more than just a little skepticism when many hailed this record as nothing less than the start of a new era in rock (that's basically a quote from one professional reviewer). Despite the skepticism, I had to hear it, so I ordered it. Turns out it arrived on the same day as the new Smashing Pumpkins record that I'd been witing for for months. The Pumpkins are one of my absolute favorite bands. I love their work. But this album blew the Pumpkins out of the water yesterday. I have never heard anything like it. It is eating my head. I've become, in the last 24 hours, an absolute missionary for the Dismemberment Plan. I have e-mailed ALL of my musically oriented friends and ordered them under pain of death to buy this CD. You should too. It's too brilliant to be allowed to slip into obscurity. If you don't believe me, you can listen to the ENTIRE album on Real Audio at the band's website and I suggest that you do. I'm done ranting now.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shattered Pop 8 April 2002
By "christophercabin" - Published on
Format:Audio CD
after all the britney spears and Smash Mouth's of the world have defiled, pop has become an awful world. Catchy, Inventive rock(Weezer,Nirvana,Green Day) once occupied that terms definition even if they were seperated into genres like alternative or punk, they were still pop. The Dismemberment Plan live under a set of rules that bands like Radiohead and The Pixies have been doing since the early 80's, taking pop, ripping it up and taping it up in the wrong places. Melodies and hooks that come from out in space and deep down in the ground and hit you without a hint. "Emergency and I" is an event. Something incredibly rare and amazing. Forget for a second that their misguided first album entitled "!" was a bunch of angry punk songs that shouldn't have happened in the first place. This album takes catchiness and pop rock to a level never imagined before. "A Life of Possibilities" opens the album with a swagger like a drunk with a limbo guitar hook that interrupts singer/guitarist Travis Morrison's ramblings that go on and on with not a hint of wanting to stop. The jauntiness that fuels the amazing "Girl O'Clock" lets the narrator actually voice how he feels about not having anyone to have sex with or even to kiss. The breathtaking "The Jitters" allows Morrison to show the true meaning of heartbreak and loneliness. Urgency powers the never stopping energy of "8 1/2 Minutes" and "I Love a Magician" that moves like a cheetah through Jason Caddell's guitar and Eric Axelson's bass while Travis' chameleon of a voice slithers in and out. "The City","What do you want me to say?" and "Gyroscope" are radio friendly rockers that never stop for a breath and let the word predictable go down in flames. "Spider in the Snow" and "You are Invited" lay back in the relaxing slumber of a Sunday afternoon and let the memory stir and smile. "Memory Machine" jumps with a sharpness that never lets you see what's coming around the next corner. The amazing closer "Back and Forth" creates a funky bow to tie up tha album under Axelson's amazing bass work and Joe Easley's impressive druming that never lets down the entire album. Under all the creativity and all the beauty the album is a pop masterpiece that screams for the days when pop was something to be proud of. Dismemberment Plan are a band that are waiting for the same praise that Radiohead have, truly inventive and beautiful. This is why music lives, this is why music fans listen, for something like "Emergency and I".
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars outstanding, addicting, and intelligent. 19 Dec 2003
By Lord Chimp - Published on
Format:Audio CD
Like crack, it keeps you coming back for more; otherwise you experience an unpleasant withdrawal. _Emergency & I_ is irresistible indie eclecticism inflected with a pop sensibility for a package that's catchy and diverse enough to hook you, with super-tight chops, reams of lyrical cleverness, and instrumental intricacies to entrance you for months afterwards. Not to mention they make some of the most effective euse of synths in rock. I've found it very difficult to get this one out of my CD player...just when I think it's starting to lose its luster, I return to it and get hooked all over again.
Compared to _The Dismemberment Plan Is Terrified_, this is a considerably less wild n' crazy n' noisy album. There are still some pretty wacky tracks though: the brilliantly catchy and atonal rock of "Memory Machine", the mad rhythm-and-vocal freakout of "Girl O'Clock", and the short, dissonant and weird "I (love) a magician". The more 'normal' tracks (which are still brilliantly written and clever) adopt the band's intelligent use of synths and limitless supply of hooks. There's "You are Invited" is a charming anthem about self-acceptance, delivered with a cheesy synth-drum beat and vocal narrative. "The City" is also great, shuffling on its glistening high-hat beat and huge synth hook. "Gyroscope" is fiendishly catchy, with a snappy syncopated drum beat and a wicked hook in the chorus. "A Life of Possibilities" opens with clomping bass line and dynamic vocals, then goes to a chirping guitar line in the instrumental chorus. The song builds through its sections, always returning to its delicious main hook at the opportune moments, until the anthemic power-chord finale. The sorta-ballad "The Jitters" is a melancholic, languid piece that makes you feel all weird, especially if you read along to the lyrics.
This is very highly recommended to all sorts. The Dismemberment Plan's electicism and sterling songcraft is a rare thing in this world. I find it hard to imagine people not liking this band. Oh, and the pictures in the liner notes are CRAZY. Yeah, go buy it.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING 2 Jun 2005
By Spedlock Gibbler - Published on
Format:Audio CD
This is by far one of the best albums I own, and I own mayn albums. Ever since I got Emergency I haven't stopped listening to it. All the bad reviews are valid, because if you don't like this style you probably will hate the cd, don't look for a single, or a pop ballad, this is the dismemberment plan. This album is beautiful in every sense of the word. Buy it.
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