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The Divine Comedy: Casanova (Setanta) ****

Jason Cohen, Rolling Stone, 17 April 1997

LIKE MOST tortured artists, Neil Hannon is filled with anguish and frustration. But Hannon, the Irishman who is the Divine Comedy, has little use for the raging noise of the typical angst-ridden rocker. No, his pain comes with its very own orchestra — the better to underscore guileful songs that could serve as a soundtrack for teatime at the Noel Coward Appreciation Society.

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