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Dillinger Escape Plan Ranked

Bored, so I did some quick writeups on these. Just wanted to give my opinions since it is only fitting that the guy named Prancer makes a Dillinger list.
1The Dillinger Escape Plan
Option Paralysis


Inb4 "2 is 1" comments. Yes, 2 is objectively 1, but I just find myself going back to this album the most. I think Option Paralysis is Dillinger's finest hour and their most progressive effort. This album has everything the band ever had to offer: The band's signature chaotic aggression in tracks like "Good Neighbor" and "Endless Endings", their fair mix of more accessible songs like "Gold Teeth on a Bum" and "Widower", the experimental oddities that are "Chinese Whispers" and "Parasitic Twins", and the straight up anger that can be heard in "Farewell Mona Lisa" or "Room Full of Eyes". And because their discography has had enough time to sink in since their last release, I think "I Wouldn't if You Didn't" is truly one of this bands greatest pieces. It expresses all of the great traits I just listed, has some of my favorite lyrics from Greg, and I am still floored every time I hear that last "SUFFERING IS NOT LOVE!"
2The Dillinger Escape Plan
Calculating Infinity


There's not much I can say about this album that hasn't already been said. After I listened to this album for the first time it changed the way I listened to music. This album took multiple listens to really sink in, and I think ever since it made me listen to other music with a more open mind and focus on what I specifically like to hear in music. While this album is greatly admired by bands and listeners of the genre for its technicality, and rightfully so, I still think it takes a truly angry person to appreciate this album. This album is the embodiment of all those angry emotions you suppress inside yourself, but can never seem to find a proper way to express them.
3The Dillinger Escape Plan
One of Us Is the Killer


I often refer to this as Dillinger's safest album. There was really no risk taking on here, but I don't see it as a negative aspect of the album. Dillinger perfected their sound in their final lineup while still sounding like a unique band in the overall metalcore scene. This album also contains some of their most raw and aggressive tracks they have written (I mean, those first 2 tracks man).
4The Dillinger Escape Plan
Ire Works


This album does have quite a bit of filler, but I still miss a lot of the electronic experimentation they were doing on here like in "Sick on Sunday" and "Dead as History". This album also has the best closer Dillinger never topped again.
5The Dillinger Escape Plan
Miss Machine


I really love this album, so it is hard to say why it is placed below any of the others besides the fact that I just happen to listen to the others more often. I think the lineup on this album accomplished a lot by carving out a new sound for the band while not entirely throwing away what made them special, but I just think that sound was greatly improved on in later releases. Also I guess it is worth mentioning that I don't care for the production on this thing. I really don't know how this album's production sounded worse than Calculating.
6The Dillinger Escape Plan
Dissociation


When this thing first came out, I must say I fell into the hole of believing this was their greatest album because of all surrounding hype it had being their last album. I still think it is a great album, but this album falls short of the rest of their discography because it is a bit bloated. Often times a track tries to cram in so many ideas it almost sounds theatrical. A lot of the moments on this album that are supposed to convey feelings of anger or melancholy are so overplayed that you don't hear the rawness you are used to hearing from this band.
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