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If you get one Divine Comedy album get this one!,
By A Customer
This review is from: Casanova (Audio CD)I'd always been a fan of the singles The Divine Comedy had released in a vague 'Oh I like that' when it was played on the radio kind of way but never got round to buying any of their albums.
Recently I decided to update my cd collection with something of theirs but had no idea which album to get. I trawled through tons of reviews on the net and the concensus seemed to be that this is their best album.
Now I have 'Casanova' and 'Fin de Siecle' I can at least make some sort of judgement and I think this is an amazing album. Normally albums take a while to grow on me...first listening..hmmm a bit disappointing but gradually they get better. Not in this case! I liked this album from first listening and it just gets better and better with subsequent airings.
The lyrics are slick, humerous, witty and sharp - the music swells with orchesteral pop. Each song is a story told through the lyrics and the music. My favourites would have to be "Becoming more like Alfie" and "The Frog Princess".
Warning: If you listen to this CD at work be careful about head nodding along to it and laughing at the lyrics!
Haven't got a Divine Comedy CD but want one? Get this one.
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Initial post: 17 Dec 2010 13:04:00 GMT
I would agree but as a caveat I would also suggest that instead you buy the latest one Bang goes the Knighthood. It covers the whole Divine Comedy gamut illustrating just how good Mr Hannon is.
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