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Possibly the Best Indie Album of All Time?,
By A Customer
This review is from: Emergency and I (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 ½ 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?