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The Divine Comedy - Regeneration

The Divine Comedy – Regeneration

by Michael Hubbard

From the hushed tones of opener Timestretched to the plodding finale The Beauty Regime, Regeneration seems to go out of its way to leave past…



Astrid + DNA @ Lomax


DNA are pure eclecticism. There’s ten of them up there, each operating within their own square foot of the Lomax stage, but this isn’t some...

Lowgold + Brave Captain @ The Lomax


Brave Captain will shortly release an EP entitled Better Living Through Reckless Experimentation. Sounds quite good doesn’t it? Sounds like Martin Carr is carrying on...

Pixies – Complete B Sides


One of a whole series of ‘best of’ albums released by 4AD of late, this one comes with two videos in addition to 19 tracks...

Luna – Live!


A marriage of three live recordings, this album is an excellent introduction to a band who have released five albums now but have yet to...

Beth Orton + Eileen Rose + Anjali @ Union Chapel, London


Rough Trade had hired what is debatably London’s most atmospheric and beautiful venue, the Union Chapel, for five females of mixed musical tastes. Eileen Rose...

2nd Gen – Irony Is


While scanning the press release for Irony is we read a lot about Wajid Yaseen’s “no rules” approach to music making, but we’ve read such...

I Am Kloot @ University, Liverpool


There’s a storm warning. There’s a hurricane coming. Its really not a big deal though, so get out from under the table, and put away...

Goldfrapp @ ULU, London


Felt Mountain, Goldfrapp’s debut album, appeared in September 2000 on Mute Records and caused an awful lot of excitement. Sublime, decadent, twisted and elegant were...

Labradford – Fixed :: Context


If we assume that post-rock is more than a critic’s concept and that bands and artists actually aspire to achieve this state with their music,...

Tram – Frequently Asked Questions


The ultra-acoustic Tram, consisting of Paul Anderson and Nick Avery, have much to offer fans of Smog and even Mojave 3, although they don’t really...

Ani DiFranco @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London


The usual compliment of hyperventilating teenagers, lesbians in dungarees making a point of kissing each other and random hacks feeling just tad nervous had piled...

Super Delta Three – Eve Sub Rebel


Eve Sub Rebel (no explanation of the title is offered) starts sounding like a Garbage side project and essentially ends up in a similar vein,...

The Divine Comedy @ Temple Bar, Dublin


“Old forms equals new life?” New label, new direction, new pressures? Choosing a new direction is a hard and dangerous business. For reasons as varied...

Melys @ EuroSonic


We are in northern Holland for EuroSonic 2001. Radio stations across Europe are presenting their own nations finest and most promising talent. The result is...

The Wonder Stuff @ Forum, London


Tonight we are going to be treated to the very best of the Wonderstuff. And they really have got some wonderful stuff in their back...

Reef @ The Astoria


Jimmy Page-like riffs and Jack Bessant’s throbbing basslines reverberate around the Astoria. There are going to be a good few cases of tinitus tonight. The...

Le Tigre + Electrelane @ Garage, London


T’was the night of the indie gurrrls in Highbury. Nu Yawkers Le Tigre, headlining, were supported by two all-girl groups, of which the second was...

The Cult – Best of Rare Cult


Beautifully described by Beggars Banquet as “a mammoth vault-cleansing exercise”, the six-CD box set entitled Rare Cult features recordings by The Cult from 1984 to...

Andy Votel – Styles Of The Unexpected


Andy Votel, founder of Twisted Nerve Records (which he runs with his first signing, one Badly Drawn Boy by the name of Damon Gough), is...

Moby @ Wembley Arena, London


“There is something terribly masturbatory about standing on stage at a venue called an arena with a loud electric guitar.” Moby is preparing us for...