Regeneration by The Divine Comedy


Summary

Regeneration is the seventh studio album by The Divine Comedy - and their first for Parlophone/EMI - released on 12 March 2001. Three singles were released from the album: "Love What You Do", "Bad Ambassador" and "Perfect Lovesong", the latter failing to make top 40.

Produced by Nigel Godrich, known for his work with Radiohead, this album is distinctly different from Neil Hannon's other work and was darker in tone than what The Divine Comedy's listeners had come to expect. It leans towards more stripped-down, sombre tunes than the catchy, orchestral-driven songs for which the band are best known. In this respect, the album is slightly reminiscent of the debut Fanfare for the Comic Muse. It is a more group-concentrated effort, hence the more organic sound.