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Divine Comedy


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Includes d/l code plus full album of bonus material.
Remastered heavyweight vinyl housed in gatefold sleeve. 

The Divine Comedy are as superficial and pretentious as Queen (in the best sense of the term), as slick and smooth as Steely Dan and as joyous and celebratory as Björk. They are one of the unlikeliest bands around: the right band in the wrong era. They seem to belong to a more refined age of classical aesthetics, where everything sounds exactly right. They are the arranger's delight. Their songs are rather complex and filled with surprises, but pure pop nevertheless. They belong to a time when things were less complicated, when film stars were larger than life and we had reckless faith in progress. Bold and smooth. Neil Hannon's suave and effortless voice might just as well be mistaken for Frank Sinatra, forever stuck, doing Britpop. A recipe for disaster, perhaps, but The Divine Comedy serve it well, with intricate vocal harmonies, witty lyrics, bold sound production and a strong thrust forward. 

First released in 1998 and chock full of millennial angst, it was the band's most ambitious album to date. The album charted at number 9, but it was the third single from the album, "National Express", that provided The Divine Comedy with their first top ten single. Other stand out tracks from the album include "Generation Sex", "The Certainty Of Chance" and "Sunrise".

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