Saturday, June 24, 2006

Divine Comedy's new album...

Victory For The Common Muse is an absolute treat: cheeky, clever, beautiful - nothing less than you'd expect from the stupidly talented Mr. Neil Hannon, in fact. Go buy it now. Now!

3 comments:

Dean said...

Ahh Anna, you do have quite impeccable tastes... Really, who wouldn't want an album containing a track entitled "Count Grassi's Passage Over Piedmont".

Also I love the fact that album opens with To Die A Virgin, which is about exactly what it says, while track six coquettishly promises a Threesome, which turns out to simply be a gorgeous three-part piano composition.

And I think I said it before but A Lady of a Certain Age is amongst the best Divine Comedy tracks ever commited to shiny disc.

The only downside is after going into FOPP today they didn't have any copies of the limited edition, so I've had to resort to Amazon. Now normally I buy everything online and I really wouldn't care but I've kept a tradition of always buying new albums from my favourite bands in person at a record shop, maintaining the excitement of reading the inlay card on the bus home before listening to it (a task made easier by the fact that my town has a FOPP which is generally cheaper than the online stores...). Alas, tradition has to be broke with sometime...

AnnaWaits said...

I've kept a tradition of always buying new albums from my favourite bands in person at a record shop, maintaining the excitement of reading the inlay card on the bus home

I'd like to do that more often than I do, too!

Mellie Bean said...

*eagerly awaits her copy of said album from overseas*