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Regeneration by The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy


Release Date: Nov 6, 2001

Genre(s): Indie, Rock

Record label: Nettwerk / Parlophone


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Album Review: Regeneration by The Divine Comedy

Fantastic, Based on 1 Critic

AllMusic - 90
Based on rating 9/10

Just when you start to take a "Yeah, OK, old news, whatever" attitude about Neil Hannon, he hits you with his most accomplished work yet, reminding you of the impressive, inexhaustible depth of his abilities as a singer, writer, and arranger. With a huge assist from fantastically warm, sensual production by Radiohead's engineer, Nigel Godrich, Regeneration is the most ambitious baroque-pop LP Hannon's attempted outside of 1997's A Short Album About Love. And while that one-off was nearly, almost wonderfully overwhelmed by the orchestra he hired for the two London Shepherd's Bush Empire evenings it came from, here those same elements are ever-present but take a supporting role instead of the lead.

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