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The Dillinger Escape Plan — Dissociation

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★★★☆ As much as I love DEP, I can’t help but feel like they took all their learnings from their last album, the most excellent “One Of Us Is The Killer,” and turned their collective backs on that wisdom. “Dissociation” is DEP’s most self-indulgent album in a long time; whether that’s a good thing depends on the listener. In many ways, this (the band’s final album) takes the various strains of DEP’s interest to their logical extremes; their dysrythmia is more unfollowable than ever, their extremes more devastating, their jazzy elements at their most Zappaesque. This is not my favorite DEP album, but it’s one of their strongest, and a fitting swan song for one of the most experimental bands in the game.