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Bang Goes The Knighthood


Download links and information about Bang Goes The Knighthood by The Divine Comedy. This album was released in 2010 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 16 tracks with total duration of 57:38 minutes.

Artist: The Divine Comedy
Release date: 2010
Genre: Rock, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 16
Duration: 57:38
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No. Title Length
1. Down In The Street Below 5:08
2. The Complete Banker 3:43
3. Neapolitan Girl 2:48
4. Bang Goes The Knighthood 2:48
5. At The Indie Disco 3:18
6. Have You Ever Been In Love 3:10
7. Assume The Perpendicular 4:06
8. The Lost Art Of Conversation 4:01
9. Island Life 4:38
10. When A Man Cries 3:54
11. Can You Stand Upon One Leg 3:32
12. I Like 3:48
13. Ya Sumeera 2:38
14. Beside the Railway Tracks 2:57
15. The Circular Firing Squad 2:50
16. Napoleon Complex 4:19



Neil Hannon's tenth full-length album under the Divine Comedy banner finds the jovial tunesmith expounding on the elegant, aristocratic chamber pop that has become his forte since the project’s inception over two decades ago. The lighter, more orchestral tone that began with 2004’s glorious Absent Friends is in full effect on Bang Goes the Knighthood, a breezy 12-song concoction of witticisms and laments populated with the usual assortment of hopeless romantics, ballers, and gadflys and clueless upper-class youth. Hannon’s fetish for Scott Walker/Burt Bacharach/Oscar Wilde-isms comes full circle on the theatrical opener, “Down in the Streets Below”; the jaunty “Neapolitan Girl” skips effortlessly through the city on a foundation of Serge Gainsbourg strings; and “The Lost Art of Conversation” celebrates the great orators of politics, philosophy, and literature with one of the more effortless piano-driven Beatlesque melodies that the artist has crafted to date. Not very powerful stuff, but Hannon's built a career on being the tipsy and outgoing though secretly lonesome partygoer on the veranda with the best jokes, and while the whole affair can feel a bit slight, it’s certainly never dull. Cheers.