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Emergency & I

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Emergency & I album cover
A Life of Possibilities
Memory Machine
What Do You Want Me to Say?
Spider in the Snow
The Jitters
I Love A Magician
You Are Invited
The City
Girl O' Clock
8 1/2 Minutes
Back and Forth
Album Information

Total Tracks: 12   Total Length: 45:07

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one of the best


It's been over 10 years, but I'd bet my first born this album was in my cd player as the new milenia approached. From the Wings-like guitar and synth on "A Life of Possibilities" to the hip-hop beats/vocals of "Back and Forth" this album is diverse and doesn't have a skipper in the bunch.

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original and splendid


Travis Morrison song writing is at is best on this album. Classic tracks include gyroscope, city, and you are invited. One of the best albums of the 90's.

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Download and Mourn


One of the band that went too soon, I love all of their albums and you will too.

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Good edgy pop...


Here is another great band with catchy songs filled with quick chords and Pop, yet edgy sounds along with some songs that have a very nice flow with the music and lyrics. You can hear that nice flow in songs like A Life Of Possibilities and the quick and edgy chords in What Do You Want Me To Say? and other great songs like You Are Invited. A very nice album from a good band and highly recommended.

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I remember...


I gave this album a spin recently. It had been awhile since my last listen. That's when I began to remember why I liked this so much in the first place.

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This is a very good record. I would and have recommend it to my friends.

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Amazingly O.K.


This whole album skirts the edge of greatness, but never quite delivers. Thanks to uninspired singing and forcing odd time signatures, this album is another example of good bands trying too hard to be mathy.

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Great album!


This album might be the D Plan's best. Definitely download the whole album!

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Unique and Brilliant.


First and foremost this isn't for everyone. But The D Plan is one of the most amazing bands I have ever known. Every member is extreamly talented and they make incredible music. Check it out!

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Up and away from the bar fights and neon lights


This album is ridiculously timeless. It makes me want to shoot myself in the head every time I think about all the opportunities I had to see The D-Plan live — but no. I had to "discover" Emergency & I literally WEEKS after the band broke up. One of the saddest missed opportunities ever. Anyway, just download "The City" (a.k.a. one of the best songs ever created) and "Girl O'Clock" and also (especially if you're a girl) "Gyroscope." The whole CD is pure gold, but those tracks (8-10) are major standouts. If you find it a bit jarring at first, give yourself a listen or two to get used to Travis Morrison's voice. Or just pay more attention to Joe Easley's surreally badass drum beatery.

They Say All Music Guide

The band’s third full album is a firecracker, showing their at once passionate and sly approach to music — take in everything, put it back out, and give it its own particular sheen and spin — is in no danger of letting up. Knowing fans of the quartet have spoken on how it’s clear that the bandmembers listen to everything from old soul to hip-hop and techno and back again, and there’s no argument here based on the evidence of this disc. Travis Morrison’s unusual vocals make a brilliant calling card for the band, high, a touch quavery, but never out of control, slipping into the mix like another instrument. Though the comparisons to fellow D.C. musical figure Craig Wedren are understandable, Morrison’s voice isn’t as piercing, with a warm, light undertow that’s quite affecting. When he hits his best moments, like the downright anthemic but never breast-beating “What Do You Want Me to Say?,” it’s a wonder more people aren’t talking about the guy. The rest of the band turn the indie rock stereotype on its head, avoiding aimless shambling jangle or emo’s straightjacketing stereotype in favor of an unsettled mix that embraces sampling’s jump-cut techniques and shifting rhythms where prominence is equally given to guitar, keyboards, and beat. It can be late-night jazzy mood-out or sudden thrash, but the quartet handles all approaches with aplomb and creative arrangements to boot. Drummer Joe Easley may be the band’s secret weapon, able to keep the pace and swing just enough, though bassist Eric Axelson is by no means a slouch himself — the dub-touched “Spider in the Snow” is a great showcase for both. The fact that “You Are Invited” is conceivably the world’s greatest synth-pop/electro/guitar chime/post-punk song about trying to get to the right party — and is emotional without being overwrought — gives a sense as to this album’s considerable strengths. – Ned Raggett

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