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Wallinger's heartfelt lyrics, coupled with overly catchy rhythms, drive this cd. He covers topics like the environment, love and religion, but keeps a very positive mood throughout the record. The sequencing of the songs is great and it creates a certain ebb and flow that makes the cd even more listenable. "Way Down Now" is quite possibly one of the best Britpop songs to emerge from England in the past 20 years. It was, along with "Put The Message In The Box", a minor college hit in the U.S., but unfortunately, never struck a chord with the mainsteam. Other outstanding tracks on the album include the opener, "Is It Too Late?", the sexy "Ain't Gonna Come Till I'm Ready", the upbeat "Take It Up", the haunting "When The Rainbow Comes" and the soulful "Sweet Soul Dream".
In addition to having hired a full band, there are also guest appearances by Waterboy's violinist, Steve Wickham, and Sinead O'Connor, who lends her vocals to the ballad "Sweet Soul Dream".
In a perfect world, everyone would know about World Party and Oasis would be a footnote in musical history. From beginning to end, it is one of the most consistent cd's I've ever heard.Read more ›
It's funny, Wallinger has a very distinctive voice and sound. A World Party song is nearly always instantly recognizable as WP, yet I cannot recall another artist, one that I love at least, who sounds so much like other iconic singers on his songs. Here's Dylan, now Beatles, now Stones. Fortunately that's as far as it goes. Wallinger isn't a copycat. He is undeniably his own man. He just sounds like some of the greatest singers of all time. His strength, and what distinguishes him from all of the sound alikes, is his material - the lyrics are thoughtful and the music varied in style but always full of amazing hooks.
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I still cannot fathom how this album did not get more attention. It is a masterpiece.Published 14 days ago by Lapav
Yeah. Now 24 reviews (25 after mine) for a. Genius album. Fantastic writing, playing, production. Bought it on itunes, It's funny, so unregarded that the track listing there is... Read morePublished 11 months ago by chefjorge
I can't add much to what's written here. This is by far one of the greatest rock albums ever.Published 11 months ago by Stanley B. Dow
I bought the CD when it came out, don't recall how I heard about them, but I listened to it constantly for months. Read morePublished 13 months ago by j.solomon
World Party makes some good music, luckily I was able to find all they're albums on Amazon. The CD worked, I just ripped it to my computer anyway.Published on March 19, 2014 by Nathan Rajnovich
I think I saw this band play once live on mtv and I went out and bought this and honestly have never seen them again..great cd for a long drive very original and very cool.. Read morePublished on November 28, 2013 by michaelstipe
This CD rocks! Yet another great 90's alternative band before alternative became mainstream. tons of great songs. highly recommended. Brings back fond memories of true alternativePublished on October 30, 2013 by Mike Clifford
I bought this on cassette when it first released in 1990, and I've cherished it ever since. Interesting that this record came out amidst the big alt rock explosion, and the songs... Read morePublished on July 16, 2013 by Kevin Mercer