Change (The Dismemberment Plan album)

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Change is the fourth album by The Dismemberment Plan. Change (The Dismemberment Plan album)_sentence_0

It was released on October 23, 2001 on DeSoto Records. Change (The Dismemberment Plan album)_sentence_1

It was recorded by J. Change (The Dismemberment Plan album)_sentence_2 Robbins at Inner Ear Studios in Arlington, Virginia and it was mixed by Chad Clark. Change (The Dismemberment Plan album)_sentence_3

Musical style Change (The Dismemberment Plan album)_section_0

Compared to The Dismemberment Plan's previous album Emergency & I, Change is more somber musically, with more introspective lyrics. Change (The Dismemberment Plan album)_sentence_4

Lead singer Travis Morrison has called it his "night album," saying in an interview with Stylus Magazine: Change (The Dismemberment Plan album)_sentence_5

Reception and legacy Change (The Dismemberment Plan album)_section_1

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Professional ratingsChange (The Dismemberment Plan album)_table_caption_0
Aggregate scoresChange (The Dismemberment Plan album)_header_cell_0_0_0
SourceChange (The Dismemberment Plan album)_header_cell_0_1_0 RatingChange (The Dismemberment Plan album)_header_cell_0_1_1
MetacriticChange (The Dismemberment Plan album)_cell_0_2_0 83/100Change (The Dismemberment Plan album)_cell_0_2_1
Review scoresChange (The Dismemberment Plan album)_header_cell_0_3_0
SourceChange (The Dismemberment Plan album)_header_cell_0_4_0 RatingChange (The Dismemberment Plan album)_header_cell_0_4_1
AllMusicChange (The Dismemberment Plan album)_cell_0_5_0 Change (The Dismemberment Plan album)_cell_0_5_1
Alternative PressChange (The Dismemberment Plan album)_cell_0_6_0 8/10Change (The Dismemberment Plan album)_cell_0_6_1
The Boston PhoenixChange (The Dismemberment Plan album)_cell_0_7_0 Change (The Dismemberment Plan album)_cell_0_7_1
Consequence of SoundChange (The Dismemberment Plan album)_cell_0_8_0 A−Change (The Dismemberment Plan album)_cell_0_8_1
Entertainment WeeklyChange (The Dismemberment Plan album)_cell_0_9_0 B+Change (The Dismemberment Plan album)_cell_0_9_1
NMEChange (The Dismemberment Plan album)_cell_0_10_0 8/10Change (The Dismemberment Plan album)_cell_0_10_1
PasteChange (The Dismemberment Plan album)_cell_0_11_0 9.0/10Change (The Dismemberment Plan album)_cell_0_11_1
PitchforkChange (The Dismemberment Plan album)_cell_0_12_0 8.6/10Change (The Dismemberment Plan album)_cell_0_12_1
The Rolling Stone Album GuideChange (The Dismemberment Plan album)_cell_0_13_0 Change (The Dismemberment Plan album)_cell_0_13_1
Stylus MagazineChange (The Dismemberment Plan album)_cell_0_14_0 B+Change (The Dismemberment Plan album)_cell_0_14_1

Change was met with universal critical acclaim. Change (The Dismemberment Plan album)_sentence_6

On the review aggregate site Metacritic, the album has an 83 out of 100 based on ten reviews, indicating "universal acclaim." Change (The Dismemberment Plan album)_sentence_7

Nick Southall of Stylus Magazine called the album more focused than Emergency & I, writing, "With Change, however, The Dismemberment Plan feel little need to show off with self-conscious musical ostentation and excess, instead choosing to focus themselves on making a fantastic, understated and involving record." Change (The Dismemberment Plan album)_sentence_8

Pitchfork'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. Change (The Dismemberment Plan album)_sentence_9

You see, they're still the same band they always were. Change (The Dismemberment Plan album)_sentence_10

They're just prettier now." Change (The Dismemberment Plan album)_sentence_11

Ted Alvarez of AllMusic also commended the album's new sound, writing "It's difficult to chart the Dismemberment Plan's next move; their boundless creativity is their only fence. Change (The Dismemberment Plan album)_sentence_12

They could turn down an entirely new musical path, or they could always revisit their equally brilliant old territory. Change (The Dismemberment Plan album)_sentence_13

Either way, listeners are in for an original musical experience." Change (The Dismemberment Plan album)_sentence_14

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." Change (The Dismemberment Plan album)_sentence_15

O' Brien also called the album, "an enjoyable record, a necessary record in the evolution of the band, but far from an essential listen." Change (The Dismemberment Plan album)_sentence_16

Robert Christgau of The Village Voice gave the album a three-star honorable mention rating, indicating "an enjoyable effort consumers attuned to its overriding aesthetic or individual vision may well treasure." Change (The Dismemberment Plan album)_sentence_17

Change was named the 14th best album of 2001 by Pitchfork. Change (The Dismemberment Plan album)_sentence_18

The same website also placed the album at number 97 on their list of the top 200 albums of the 2000s. Change (The Dismemberment Plan album)_sentence_19

Track listing Change (The Dismemberment Plan album)_section_2

All music is composed by Travis Morrison, Jason Caddell, Eric Axelson and Joe Easley. Change (The Dismemberment Plan album)_sentence_20

Personnel Change (The Dismemberment Plan album)_section_3

The following people contributed to Change Change (The Dismemberment Plan album)_sentence_21

The Dismemberment Plan Change (The Dismemberment Plan album)_section_4

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  • Eric Axelson – bass, keyboardsChange (The Dismemberment Plan album)_item_0_0
  • Jason Caddell – guitar, keyboardsChange (The Dismemberment Plan album)_item_0_1
  • Joe Easley – drumsChange (The Dismemberment Plan album)_item_0_2
  • Travis Morrisonvocals, guitar, keyboardsChange (The Dismemberment Plan album)_item_0_3

Additional personnel Change (The Dismemberment Plan album)_section_5

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  • Bill Barbot - Label DesignChange (The Dismemberment Plan album)_item_1_4
  • Chad Clark - MixingChange (The Dismemberment Plan album)_item_1_5
  • Kim Coletta - Label DesignChange (The Dismemberment Plan album)_item_1_6
  • J. Robbins - EngineerChange (The Dismemberment Plan album)_item_1_7

See also Change (The Dismemberment Plan album)_section_6

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