A Divine Comedy thread for Divine people

Drew a swallow

deep and blue
What are your favourite Hannon geniusisms?

This showcases the great man's voice perfectly for me. Perfectly spine tingling!

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Drew a swallow

deep and blue
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Drew a swallow

deep and blue
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Maurice E

Junior Member
The top 10 Edward Neil Hannon compositions are as follows.
To wit:
1. Singing gay songs
2. Get me to the monastery
3. A woman of the world
4. The London Irish
5. Les jours tristes
6. Vapour trail (cover)
7. Lost property
8. Tonight we fly
9. Do you remember the summerhouse?
10. Don't look down

and just outside the top 10:
-Something in the woodshed
-Festive road
-Generation sex
-Comme beaucoup de messieurs
 

Maurice E

Junior Member
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great song - shame about the mullet!
 

Drew a swallow

deep and blue
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Drew a swallow

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Drew a swallow

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Drew a swallow

deep and blue
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skellngtn

Junior Member
the new album drops in a few weeks so thanks to the contributors to this thread for getting me back in a DC mood!
 

jhj1814

New Member
Anyone else here chuffed about the almost released Bang Goes The Knighthood? I'm in a complete TDC mood at the moment, having listened to Promenade an hour ago!

- J
 
The Divine Comedy- recommendations

I've just discovered The Divine Comedy, partly from seeing the name bandied about quite a bit on this and other sites, so I bought Casanova the other day. It's an acquired taste, but I personally love the theatricality and range of emotion and tone in the songs, and Neil Hannon's voice is superb. I know that Bang Goes The Knighthood came out earlier this year, so I will probably get that at some point, but do any of you have any specific reccommendations of where to go from here album-wise? :)
 

Kewpie

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Re: The Divine Comedy- recommendations

I've just discovered The Divine Comedy, partly from seeing the name bandied about quite a bit on this and other sites, so I bought Casanova the other day. It's an acquired taste, but I personally love the theatricality and range of emotion and tone in the songs, and Neil Hannon's voice is superb. I know that Bang Goes The Knighthood came out earlier this year, so I will probably get that at some point, but do any of you have any specific reccommendations of where to go from here album-wise? :)

You may find this thread is useful.

Personally after Fin de Sincle sadly the magic has been lost.
 

Poppy Full

Sycophantic slag
Re: The Divine Comedy- recommendations

I've just discovered The Divine Comedy, partly from seeing the name bandied about quite a bit on this and other sites, so I bought Casanova the other day. It's an acquired taste, but I personally love the theatricality and range of emotion and tone in the songs, and Neil Hannon's voice is superb. I know that Bang Goes The Knighthood came out earlier this year, so I will probably get that at some point, but do any of you have any specific reccommendations of where to go from here album-wise? :)

Mmmm, The Divine Comedy. How I dearly wish Neil Hannon would just marry me. :love: Recommending albums, you can't really go wrong with most of them. 'Victory For the Comic Muse' would be an obvious choice I suppose, having won that award that I forget the name of, but I actually prefer 'Absent Friends' if you're looking in terms of recent stuff. 'Promenade' would be another good one to start with IMO, some great tracks and also just a nice album to listen to as a whole. 'Fin de Siecle' too. Ack, I'm terrible at giving muzak advice. :o I'll say listen to 'Absent Friends', just 'cos I like it, so why shouldn't anyone else?!

On a side note, you should listen to this song if you haven't heard it before. It's Neil Hannon with Duke Special, who I'm going to see tomorrow night! :p
 
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Re: The Divine Comedy- recommendations

Mmmm, The Divine Comedy. How I dearly wish Neil Hannon would just marry me. :love: Recommending albums, you can't really go wrong with most of them. 'Victory For the Comic Muse' would be an obvious choice I suppose, having won that award that I forget the name of, but I actually prefer 'Absent Friends' if you're looking in terms of recent stuff. 'Promenade' would be another good one to start with IMO, some great tracks and also just a nice album to listen to as a whole. 'Fin de Siecle' too. Ack, I'm terrible at giving muzak advice. :o I'll say listen to 'Absent Friends', just 'cos I like it, so why shouldn't anyone else?!

On a side note, you should listen to this song if you haven't heard it before. It's Neil Hannon with Duke Special, who I'm going to see tomorrow night! :p

Ooh, thanks- I'll give that a listen later. I think I'll get Absent Friends and Promenade next (possibly Bang Goes The Knighthood too) and take it from there. Wonderful stuff, I am very much looking forward to hearing more. :thumb:
 
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Happy Maudlin

Corinthian and Caricature
Re: The Divine Comedy- recommendations

I decided to give the Divine Comedy a try after hearing the band mentioned so many times on this site. I think that was one of the first Divine Comedy threads made on here. I listened to a few songs and liked them, but it wasn't until the album Regeneration...that's when I actively listened to the Divine Comedy. And I have no words the describe the magnanimity of Absent Friends. Spine-tingingly brilliantly. I am hooked for life.
 
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