The Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
1999 Ratings: #1 / 133
User Score
1999 Ratings: #19
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Consequence of Sound
The Plan colors this record with 12 songs that serve as hitching posts for whatever ails you. Life medicine never sounded better.
100
Sputnikmusic
The album, ahead of its time to this day, used fairly standard rock instruments (keyboards, guitars, drums, etc.) to make something entirely new.
100
Tiny Mix Tapes

Emergency & I was and continues to be an absolutely stellar album.

96
Pitchfork

If you consider yourself a fan of groundbreaking pop, go out and buy this album right now. Now. Get up. Go.

90
AllMusic
It can be late-night jazzy mood-out or sudden thrash, but the quartet handles all approaches with aplomb and creative arrangements to boot.
90
PopMatters

The Dismemberment Plan have made a masterpiece that the kids will be talking about and garage bands imitating for years to come. 

80
Rolling Stone
A link between the tense, complex emo-punk of Fugazi and Jawbox and the talky, preppy tunefulness of the Hold Steady and Vampire Weekend.
BradTasteMusic
85

Happy to say this one is has grown upon revisiting. I don't really have a lot else to say about it at the moment so lets leave it at that until I do know what to say

fakeplasticrose
90

I've never had many friends. In theory that doesn't matter to me, I can take care of myself for myself, I have music at least. I'm not around many people I have tons of common interests with, so logically I just keep myself to myself. However, there's a part of me. That part of me has this urge. An urge which will only ever be satisfied when everyone in the world considers me their best friend. It's currently nearing the end of summer break. The few people I currently consider "real ... read more

Supertartory
95

Paranoia is a big problem for me. I would call myself a very paranoid person, someone who worries about everything, catastrophises even. I panic a lot. On my first listen of The Dismemberment Plan’s Emergency & I, I felt that same paranoia thrown back at me, and I mean that in the best way possible.

“You dig down underground now
Through the soil, through the cooling clay
As the din fades above you
You're moving, you're secret, you're nowhere, it's all good”
This album is ... read more

HoustonTexas156
75

Best: What Do You Want Me to Say?
Worst: Gyroscope

blehh
80

blehhhhhh!!!! hilly

JuiceCouncilmen
94

Starting at The City to the end of the album is one of the best few minutes of the album.

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Added on: August 22, 2012