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Divine Comedy - Victory For The Comic Muse

  by Anthony Strutt

published: 18 / 6 / 2006

Divine Comedy - Victory For The Comic Muse
Label: Select Label
Format: CD


Impressive and diverse latest album from the Divine Comedy

'Victory for the Comic Muse' is Neil Hannon's first album since leaving Setanta for his new label Parlophone. 'To Die a Virgin' is an orchestrated number that combines a 'Psycho Killer' style beat with strange solo George Harrison sounds and the quirkiness of the Kinks. It is a definite improvement on the Divine Comedy's Brit Pop era material. 'Mother Dear' features banjos and is an ode to mothers everywhere, while 'Diva Lady', the first single, sounds like New Order. 'A Lady of a Certain Age' is more what you would expect of Hannon and recollects Scott Walker, while 'The Light of Day' is very slow to the point of being easy listening. 'Threesome' sounds sexy, but it is just a short instrumental and sounds like a silent film soundtrack. 'Party Fears Two' is a cover of the old Associates number, while 'Arthur. C. Clarke's Mysterious World' has a Mexican flavoured sound. 'The Plough' is more dramatic in tone, while 'Count Grassi's Passage' is again slow and like a soundtrack. It ends with 'Snowball in Negative' which sounds like a dreamy fairy tale.

Track Listing:-
1 To Die A Virgin
2 Mother Dear
3 Diva Lady
4 A Lady Of A Certain Age
5 The Light Of Day
6 Threesome
7 Party Fears Two
8 Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World
9 The Plough
10 Count Grassi's Passage Over Piedmont
11 Snowball In Negative

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