Dissociation (album)

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Dissociation
The Dillinger Escape Plan - Dissociation.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 14, 2016 (2016-10-14)
GenreProgressive metal[1], mathcore[2]
Length50:07
Label
ProducerSteve Evetts[3]
The Dillinger Escape Plan chronology
One of Us Is the Killer
(2013)
Dissociation
(2016)
Singles from Dissociation
  1. "Limerent Death"
    Released: August 5, 2016
  2. "Symptom of Terminal Illness"
    Released: September 26, 2016

Dissociation is the sixth and final[4][5] studio album by American band The Dillinger Escape Plan. It was released on October 14, 2016 by the group's independent label Party Smasher and distributed by Cooking Vinyl. The album was mixed by producer Josh Wilbur. Dissociation was revealed as The Dillinger Escape Plan's sixth and final album alongside guitarist and founding member Ben Weinman's announcement that the group was to "go out while we're still on top" following their tour cycle for the album.[4]

Background[edit]

In July, 2015, Ben Weinman announced during an Australian interview that the band will return to the studio in November to record the follow-up to their 2013 album One of Us Is the Killer.[6][7] In the following year, BBC Radio 1 premiered the band's new single "Limerent Death".[8] In a following interview with Noisey, Weinman announced that The Dillinger Escape Plan would be breaking up after the tour cycle for the upcoming album.[9]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic86/100[12]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[10]
Exclaim!10/10[11]
Kerrang!4/5 stars[14]
PopMatters9/10 stars[15]
The Line of Best Fit4/5 stars[16]
Metal Injection8/10 stars[17]
Pitchfork6.9/10[18]

Dissociation received acclaim from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has an average score of 86 based on 15 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[12]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Greg Puciato and Ben Weinman[19].

No.TitleLength
1."Limerent Death"4:06
2."Symptom of Terminal Illness"4:03
3."Wanting Not So Much to as To"5:23
4."FUGUE"3:49
5."Low Feels Blvd"4:05
6."Surrogate"5:05
7."Honeysuckle"4:22
8."Manufacturing Discontent"4:22
9."Apologies Not Included"3:23
10."Nothing to Forget"5:15
11."Dissociation"6:14

Personnel[edit]

Dissociation personnel according to liner notes.[20]

The Dillinger Escape Plan
Additional musicians
  • Andrew Digrius – trumpet
  • SEVEN)Suns – performed and arranged all strings:
    • Amanda Lo – violin
    • Earl Maneein – violin, viola
    • Fung Chern Hwei – viola, violin
    • Jennifer Devore – cello
  • Zach Hill – additional drums on "Dissociation"

Production

  • Steve Evetts – engineering, production
  • Josh Wilbur – additional engineering
  • Kevin Antreassian – additional engineering
  • Mike Watts – additional engineering
  • Frank Mitaritonna – additional engineering
  • Nicholas Starrantino – assistance engineer
  • Jonathan Maisto – assistance engineer
  • Benjamin Weinman – assistance engineer
  • Kurt Ballou – mixing at GodCity Studio
  • Josh Wilbur – mixing
  • Alan Douches – mastering at West West Side

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[21] 14
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[22] 78
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[23] 99
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[24] 80
French Albums (SNEP)[25] 177
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[26] 100
New Zealand Heatseekers Albums (RMNZ)[27] 5
Scottish Albums (OCC)[28] 32
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[29] 60
UK Albums (OCC)[30] 47
US Billboard 200[31] 31

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harris, Gerrod (October 26, 2016). "ALBUM REVIEW: THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, "DISSOCIATION"". THE HEAVY PRESS. Archived from the original on December 15, 2017. Retrieved June 22, 2017.
  2. ^ "Dissociation". Rate Your Music. n.d. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  3. ^ "The Dillinger Escape Plan To Go On 'Extended Hiatus' After 'Dissociation' Album". Blabbermouth.net. August 5, 2016. Retrieved October 16, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Bayer, Jonah (August 6, 2016). "RIP DEP: After Nearly Two Decades, Dillinger Escape Plan Is Bowing Out Gracefully". Noisey. Retrieved October 13, 2016.
  5. ^ "THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Frontman: 'We're Breaking Up. We're Not Going On An Extended Hiatus.'". Blabbermouth. September 12, 2016. Retrieved October 13, 2016.
  6. ^ "The Dillinger Escape Plan will enter the studio in November". Metal Insider. July 20, 2015. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  7. ^ "Hard rock, Metal and Blues Interviews, news & reviews from Australia and around the world". The Rock Pit. July 15, 2015. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  8. ^ "The Dillinger Escape Plan Tease 'Extended Hiatus,' Reveal More 'Dissociation' Album Details". Loudwire. August 5, 2016. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
  9. ^ RIP DEP: After Nearly Two Decades, Dillinger Escape Plan Is Bowing Out Gracefully
  10. ^ Wacey, Rob (October 14, 2016). "Dissociation - The Dillinger Escape Plan : Songs, Reviews, Credits : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved October 28, 2016.
  11. ^ "Dillinger Escape Plan Dissociation". Exclaim!. Retrieved October 13, 2016.
  12. ^ a b "Reviews for Dissociation by The Dillinger Escape Plan". Metacritic. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  13. ^ Lawson, Dom (September 28, 2016). "The Dillinger Escape Plan: Dissociation". Retrieved October 13, 2016.
  14. ^ "Dissociation - The Dillinger Escape Plan". Kerrang! (1640): 51. October 2016.
  15. ^ Pementel, Michael (October 11, 2016). "The Dillinger Escape Plan: Dissociation". PopMatters. Retrieved October 13, 2016.
  16. ^ Lampiris, Steve (October 7, 2016). "Dillinger Escape Plan's potentially final LP finds them on top form". The Line of Best Fit. Retrieved October 13, 2016.
  17. ^ Luedtke, Christopher (October 13, 2016). "Album Review: THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Dissociation". Metal Injection. Retrieved October 22, 2016.
  18. ^ Reyes-Kulkarni, Saby (November 2, 2016). "The Dillinger Escape Plan Dissociation".
  19. ^ https://www.ascap.com/repertory#ace/writer/419819332/WEINMAN%20BENJAMIN%20A
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  21. ^ "Australiancharts.com – The Dillinger Escape Plan – Dissociation". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 22, 2016.
  22. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Dillinger Escape Plan – Dissociation" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved October 22, 2016.
  23. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Dillinger Escape Plan – Dissociation" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved October 22, 2016.
  24. ^ "The Dillinger Escape Plan Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 26, 2016.
  25. ^ "Lescharts.com – The Dillinger Escape Plan – Dissociation". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 23, 2016.
  26. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – The Dillinger Escape Plan – Dissociation" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved October 22, 2016.
  27. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. October 24, 2016. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  28. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 22, 2016.
  29. ^ "Swisscharts.com – The Dillinger Escape Plan – Dissociation". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 26, 2016.
  30. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 22, 2016.
  31. ^ "The Dillinger Escape Plan Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 25, 2016.