The Divine Comedy Archive

Six Picks A-Levels Today was A-level results day across England, Wales, & Northern Ireland. Here are some words of advice (good and bad), ruminations, and consolations to distract you from wondering why only girls seem to have received their results... >>
Mystery Mixtapes The Musical Advent Calendar of Mystery The Musical Advent Calendar: like a regular advent calendar, only more music-based, more mysterious, and way more fun. >>
Musical advent The Divine Comedy – Tonight We Fly Tonight We Fly is a song about friends, and love and life, and not worrying about what you've missed out on so much as appreciating the things you've seen, and the people you've shared all your best moments with. >>
Tracks of my years The Divine Comedy – Love What You Do The Divine Comedy's twenty-first century reboot was both bold and brilliant, but not the commercial success Parlophone had hoped for. >>
Divine Comedy Day The Divine Comedy – Bang Goes The Knighthood Share After the not entirely modern, not so old-fashioned either, relatively straight-up Victory for the Comic Muse, much of Bang Goes the Knighthood is refreshingly and charmingly off-beat. At times … >>
Divine Comedy Day The Divine Comedy – Victory for the Comic Muse Share The obvious reference point for the title is the long-forgotten début album Fanfare for the Comic Muse. The truth, as so often is the case with The Divine Comedy, … >>
Divine Comedy Day The Divine Comedy – Absent Friends Share After Regeneration sadly, mystifyingly failed to have the intended impact, Neil Hannon broke up the band, toured with Ben Folds (the two performing extra-special covers of classics such as … >>
Divine Comedy Day The Divine Comedy – Regeneration Share Maybe if just the music had changed... After Fin de Siècle, The Divine Comedy moved from Setanta, their label home for five albums, and joined Parlophone. For Regeneration they … >>
Divine Comedy Day The Divine Comedy – Fin de Siècle Fin de Siecle was the last album The Divine Comedy recorded for Setanta; its title is almost too perfect. There’s a definite sense throughout that this thing, in its present form, has gone about as far as it can. >>
Divine Comedy Day The Divine Comedy – A Short Album About Love Share What to do after the success of Casanova... not so much the success of the album itself, which didn't quite make the Top 40, so much as the success … >>
Album review The Divine Comedy – Casanova It’s tempting to see Casanova as nothing more than Neil Hannon’s cheeky-chappy coming out album. The truth, as ever, feels not quite as simple as that. >>
Divine Comedy Day The Divine Comedy – Promenade Share Just in case Liberation was a bit too easily-digestible, not quite soaked enough in literary reference, art or artifice, for its follow-up Neil Hannon pulls out all the stops. … >>