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Dumbing Up


Download links and information about Dumbing Up by World Party. This album was released in 2000 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 01:09:58 minutes.

Artist: World Party
Release date: 2000
Genre: Rock, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 14
Duration: 01:09:58
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No. Title Length
1. Another 1000 Years 5:30
2. What Does It Mean Now? 4:59
3. Til I Got You 3:41
4. Who Are You? 5:06
5. Here Comes the Future 3:31
6. I Thought You Were a Spy 4:44
7. High Love 6:50
8. Best Place I've Ever Been 3:26
9. Santa Barbara 4:23
10. You're a Hurricane, I'm a Caravan 4:02
11. See the Light 5:19
12. Always On My Mind 8:32
13. All the Love That's Wasted 4:31
14. Little Bit of Perfection 5:24



After a three-year absence, Dumbing Up marks the return of leader Karl Wallinger, and he manages to recapture the magic of previous efforts such as Goodbye Jumbo and Bang! During Wallinger's hiatus, interest in the band had grown after their song "She's the One" became a hit for British pop star Robbie Williams. For the most part, Wallinger delivers, ably demonstrating his considerable strengths as a writer, arranger, and lyricist. The album is a mix of influences, but chief among them is Bob Dylan. Several songs, such as "Who Are You," feature bare-boned guitar arrangements that let the wordplay stand out. Other '60s influences abound. The lead single, "Here Comes the Future," is an intriguing bit of retro-soul while "Another 1000 Years" plays like a Beatles ballad. After a lackluster 1997 release, Egyptology, Wallinger redeems himself with an agreeable album that is more comforting than it is groundbreaking. [Seaview's 2006 edition included bonus tracks.]