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5.0 out of 5 stars So good I bought it twice!, 14 Dec 2000
This review is from: Goodbye Jumbo (Audio CD)
Very very occasionally an album emerges that not only stands head and shoulders above the current musical climate, but is also able to be lowered into the box marked "classic". With "Goodbye Jumbo" World Party (essentially Karl Wallinger) have made such an album, an album that will not so much creep, but rather sprint headlong into your skull and plant itself inside your brain,calmimg your mind and warming your heart on the way in."Goodbye Jumbo " makes the world a much better place to be. Every track is joyous,a celebration of everything fantastic about pop music, mixing styles with ease. Karl clearly has a fantastic record collection, "got rare 61' Beatles" from "sweet soul Dream" confirms that. Wallinger is no plaguerist though,using his influences to pull the World Party ideal into new uncharted territory. From the deliciously groove based "Is it too late", thru the harmony drenched golden pop of "Message in the box" and the acoustic melancholy of "and I fell back alone", which will kill you every time, the album smacks of genius....imagine if Prince had listened to Bob Dylan and the Beatles instead of Sly Stone and James Brown, the effect would probably have sounded a lot like this. On the closing track "Thank you world", Karl sings "and I need to know that everything's alright".....and as the Hendrix esque guitars fade to a soothing acoustic, things are so so much more than alright. So good you 'll buy it twice....I did.
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