The Dismemberment Plan
"Emergency & I"
and clumpy, the Dismemberment Plan sound is one that improves
with age. While at first it may seem a bit awkward and
dissonant, Emergency & I is that type of record that
quickly secures itself a permanent spot in your stereo. Fairly
new to be deemed a "classic," it doesn't take one long to
realize how fucking catchy the songs on this album can
be. "Memory Machine" is like a chewy glob of raucous
robot rock, "You Are Invited" is bottled-up genius future
pop, and "The City" is four and a half minutes of genius
songwriting. And that's only a small sample of the twelve
geniusworks this record has to offfer.
So perhaps Emergency & I may not be the first album you
think of when you're listing off musical classics, especially since
its release date was just in 1999, but - you know what, man? - it's
just so motherfucking good.
& I was originally released in 1999]