Sep 14, 2012

The Divine Comedy - Fin de siècle (1998)

Suitably end of the century concerns and music styles delivered with Neil Hannon's celebrated lyricism blending fin de siècle irony, social criticism, emotional alienation, into something serious and yet self-effacing because anything too serious would cheapen it: "she's not like the others/with their papers and their headphones on/she reads novels by French authors with loose morals." No doubt a minor triumph, problem is I can't get into the way it sounds.

A for effort, C for me going straight back to the effortless A Short Album About Love


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