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Absent Friends by The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy

Absent Friends

Release Date: May 4, 2004

Genre(s): Rock, Alternative, Singer-Songwriter

Record label: Nettwerk / Parlophone

80

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Absent Friends

Excellent, Based on 1 Critic

The Guardian - 80
Based on rating 4/5

Never a man to use a string section where the London Philharmonic will do, Neil Hannon has a vision, and a wardrobe of crushed velvet, that's paralleled only by OutKast. By far the more specialised taste, he returns from a three-year break more detached from the mainstream than ever. Anyone with fond memories of fluke jollities such as National Express and Something for the Weekend will be flummoxed by Absent Friends's Jacques Brelian melodrama.

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