The Dismemberment Plan - "!" - C/D

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Charlie- never say never.

Julio Desouza, Saturday, 6 July 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

ok, so maybe a serious attempt at this thread here maybe? ok. josh's link summed up a few things well. also, the 2nd half crushes the first (well, like all their albums, except Is Terrified, but especially this one).

If I Don't Write is great - almost an endurance trial of just milking one slightly interesting rhythm pattern over and over and some kind of bland lyrics, but a couple particular lines and one of their first really effective choruses make it a standout. Rusty's beautiful also. i'm forever taunted by Travis's threats to resurrect Fantastic! live. there are a lot of long-dormant songs from those first 2 albums that would be great for them to dig up and reinvent a little.

still, it sounds like a demo compared to the other records, but if you get used to that bratty vibe and thin sound, they did what they were doing back then pretty well.

al, Sunday, 7 July 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I must be retarted.

Kris, Sunday, 7 July 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

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