Bang Goes the Knighthood

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Bang Goes The Knighthood
Studio album by The Divine Comedy
Released 31 May 2010
Recorded

2009

Exchequer Street Studios & Westland Studios, Dublin
Genre Baroque Pop
Length 44:55
33:36 (Bonus Disc)
Label Divine Comedy Records
Producer Neil Hannon
The Divine Comedy chronology
Victory for the Comic Muse
(2006)
Bang Goes the Knighthood
(2010)
Singles from Bang Goes the Knighthood
  1. "At the Indie Disco"
    Released: 24 May 2010 (2010-05-24)
  2. ""
    Released:
  3. ""
    Released:
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
BBC Online positive[2]
The Independent positive[3]
Record Collector 4/5 stars[4]
Belfast Telegraph 4/5 stars[5]
Financial Times 3/5 stars[6]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[7]
The Daily Telegraph 3/5 stars[8]
Pitchfork Media (7.6/10)[9]

Bang Goes the Knighthood is the tenth studio album by The Divine Comedy. It was released on 31 May 2010.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Neil Hannon, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Down in the Street Below"   5:08
2. "The Complete Banker"   3:43
3. "Neapolitan Girl"   2:49
4. "Bang Goes the Knighthood"   2:48
5. "At the Indie Disco" (featuring Cathy Davey) 3:18
6. "Have You Ever Been in Love" (featuring Cathy Davey) 3:10
7. "Assume the Perpendicular"   4:06
8. "The Lost Art of Conversation"   4:01
9. "Island Life" (featuring Cathy Davey) 4:36
10. "When a Man Cries"   3:54
11. "Can You Stand Upon One Leg"   3:32
12. "I Like"   3:48
iTunes Bonus Tracks
No. Title Length
13. "Ya Sumeera"   2:39
14. "Beside The Railway Tracks"   2:57
15. "The Circular Firing Squad"   2:51
16. "Napoleon Complex"   4:20
Bonus Disc: Recorded Live At The Cité De La Musique, Sept. 2008
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Amsterdam"   Jacques Brel 3:33
2. "L'Amour est Bleu"   André Popp, Pierre Cour 3:25
3. "Poupée de cire, poupée de son"   Serge Gainsbourg 3:13
4. "Les Playboys"   Jacques Dutronc, Jacques Lanzmann 3:25
5. "The Songs That We Sing"   Jarvis Cocker, Jean-Benoît Dunckel, Neil Hannon, Nicolas Godin 3:02
6. "Les copains d'abord"   Georges Brassens 3:56
7. "Anita Pettersen"   Vincent Delerm 4:55
8. "Joe le taxi"   Franck Langolff, Étienne Roda-Gil 4:24
9. "Je changerais d'avis"   Ennio Morricone, Ghigo De Chiara, Maurizio Costanzo 3:39

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic Review
  2. ^ Mueller, Andrew. "The Divine Comedy Bang Goes the Knighthood Review". BBC. Archived from the original on 30 May 2010. Retrieved 6 June 2010. 
  3. ^ Price, Simon (30 May 2010). "The Divine Comedy Bang Goes the Knighthood Review". London: The Independent. Archived from the original on 13 June 2010. Retrieved 6 June 2010. 
  4. ^ Staunton, Terry. "Review: The Divine Comedy: Bang Goes the Knighthood". Record Collector magazine. Archived from the original on 28 May 2010. Retrieved 6 June 2010. 
  5. ^ Gill, Andy. "Review: The Divine Comedy: Bang Goes the Knighthood". Belfast Telegraph. Archived from the original on 11 June 2010. Retrieved 6 June 2010. 
  6. ^ Hunter-Tilney , Ludovic. "Review: The Divine Comedy: Bang Goes the Knighthood". The Financial Times Ltd 2010. Archived from the original on 4 June 2010. Retrieved 6 June 2010. 
  7. ^ Dean, Will (2010-05-27). "Review: The Divine Comedy: Bang Goes the Knighthood". London: Guardian News and Media Limited 2010. Archived from the original on 3 June 2010. Retrieved 6 June 2010. 
  8. ^ Brown, Helen (2010-06-01). "The Divine Comedy: Bang Goes the Knighthood, CD review ". London: Telegraph Media Group Limited 2010. Archived from the original on 4 June 2010. Retrieved 6 June 2010. 
  9. ^ Tangari, Joe. "Album Review: The Divine Comedy: Bang Goes the Knighthood". Pitchfork Media. Archived from the original on 22 August 2010. Retrieved 20 August 2010.