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5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Becky the Irish Dancer ,

"The Best Of" doesn

This was my introduction into the music of The Divine Comedy. It really just started with hearing Neil Hannon's solo stuff popping up on various TV Shows and movies. He had a nice voice, so what the heck, I bought The Best Of album, and for the price, it's a steal of a deal. The songs on this album are a great mix of very melodic tunes spackled with a bit of a quirky and interesting twist. It's a great album to listen to when needing to escape the normal, overplayed pop/rock stuff on the radio. Describing his work as "dashing, romantic charm" is completely true. *thumbs up*

Hertz air ,

Scottish "Pop" for Real Men

I have been utterly impressed with the high quality of the Scottish "Pop Music" (for lack of a better moniker) lately. My journey first began with discovering Camera Obscura by accident when trying to discover the meaning of their "Lloyd I'm Ready to be Heartbroken", having been a Lloyd Cole listener...Camera Obscura led to Belle and Sebastion...which led to God Help The Girl, led to this, as the lead singer's of The Divine Comedy (sorry, his name escapes me at the moment) Hipster song on the God Help The Girl album was impressive enough to led me to this. Quite a Journey...

To the point here...the total package here is a gestalt of melody, orchestration, lyricism, humor and baritone vocals...a bit like Stuart Murdoch after massive testosterone therapy....a relief from the musical rubbish so prevalent out there. I highly recommend this album. And at this price it unbelievable. Long live the music of Glasgow!

REVISED 1/1/13: My apologies, but Neil Hannon and The Devine Comedy is actually Irish, not Scottish....but then again I get people from Minnesota and Wisconsin mixed up too...

Zuz211 ,

Addictive and Amazing

This was my first Divine Comedy album. I had enjoyed hearing Neil Hannon sing on Stuart Murdoch's "God Help the Girl" soundtrack album, and went looking for more. At 5.99, a "best of" album seemed a good place to start, and I've been hooked ever since. The lyrics are imaginative, sincere, and playful all at once. Hannon's vocal range is delightful and he has one of the best male voices in pop, in my opinion. This is the most original album I've heard in a long time, and I'm eagerly seeking out more.

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