Victory For The Comic Muse

Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. New Musical Express (NME)
    30
    It can indeed be shunted into the drawer marked "I can't believe I used to like this band." [17 Jun 2006, p.39]
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Aug 22, 2010
    0
    Can anyone please describe the process for getting into this band? Do you just think, "Oh, i'll not listen to all that good music that's outCan anyone please describe the process for getting into this band? Do you just think, "Oh, i'll not listen to all that good music that's out there and listen to The Divine Comedy instead"? I've heard the albums, i've watched the videos, i've seen TV performances, I've seen them live, I've seen interviews with the band. There's not ONE thing which is slightly endearing or exciting about the music, the visuals, the ideas or the personalities. My grandmother's flock wallpaper is more riveting. I hope they don't read this review, otherwise i'll expect a song about my grandmother's flock wallpaper to be hitting the charts real soon. Full Review »
  2. chrisw
    Jul 31, 2007
    8
    The Divine Comedy's most mainstream record to date. Full of smart lyrics and huge chorus's, Neil Hannon has crafted another fine The Divine Comedy's most mainstream record to date. Full of smart lyrics and huge chorus's, Neil Hannon has crafted another fine record full of symphonic pop and baroque flourishes. 'To Die A Virgin' is a stomping ode to sexual awakening, 'Diva Lady' a biting, tongue in cheek swipe at music primadonna's and 'Mother Dear' a strummy, summery tribute to his mother. A great cover of the Associates 'Party Fears Two' showcases Hannon's unique voice and 'Lady Of A Certain Age' is a gorgeous and clever ballad. Still not quite as good as the wonderful Cassanova but a great record nevertheless. Full Review »
  3. kamil
    Dec 3, 2006
    8
    Back to form for Hannon. Genius of lush pop in its prime. Songs are simple, funny and melodic - more than half of them is best since his Back to form for Hannon. Genius of lush pop in its prime. Songs are simple, funny and melodic - more than half of them is best since his masterpiece Fin De Siecle. Full Review »