Editors’ Notes The Dismemberment Plan’s third album saw indie rock’s slack nonchalance give way to panic-attack anxiety. The band’s post-hardcore guitar clang gets tangled up in buzzing synths, disco-punk twitches, and Travis Morrison’s rapid-fire absurdist rants. Even openly anthemic statements like “What Do You Want Me to Say?” are shocked with needling noise. But, far removed from its point of origin, Emergency & I remains a timeless manifestation of the urban young-adult experience, an album that makes you feel both vulnerable and invincible.

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A Life of Possibilities
1
4:34
 
Memory Machine
2
2:43
 
What Do You Want Me to Say?
3
4:18
 
Spider in the Snow
4
3:50
 
The Jitters
5
4:19
 
I Love a Magician
6
2:38
 
You Are Invited
7
4:52
 
Gyroscope
8
2:29
 
The City
9
4:26
 
Girl O' Clock
10
2:54
 
8 1/2 Minutes
11
2:57
 
Back and Forth
12
5:07