This is only the third album that
World Party has released since leader Karl Wallinger left the Waterboys back
in 1986 to form his own group. Too bad. Egyptology continues a group
of fantastic albums that are increasingly diverse, tuneful and sadly
The first single is a beautiful
pseudo-Neil Young ballad "She's the One." Other songs include the floating
Beatle pastiche "Beautiful Dream" and the surprisingly affecting pop of "The
Curse of the Mummy's Tomb."
While he has many diverse
influences, the album holds together extremely well as a whole. In a perfect
world, World Party would record a lot more often for a lot bigger following.
Jay S. Jacobs
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August 05, 2015.