Foreverland

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Foreverland
The Divine Comedy - Foreverland.jpg
Studio album by The Divine Comedy
Released 2 September 2016
Recorded 2015–16
Genre Orchestral pop
Length 41:43
55:47 (bonus disc)
Label Divine Comedy
Producer Neil Hannon
The Divine Comedy chronology
Bang Goes the Knighthood
(2010)
Foreverland
(2016)
Singles from Foreverland
  1. "Catherine the Great"
    Released: 24 June 2016[1]
  2. "How Can You Leave Me On My Own"
    Released: 26 August 2016[2]
  3. "To The Rescue"
    Released: 20 January 2017[3]
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic75/100[4]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[5]
Daily Mail4/5 stars[6]
Drowned in Sound8/10[7]
Hot Presspositive[8]
The Irish Times4/5 stars[9]
Mojo4/5 stars[10]
Q4/5 stars[11]
Uncut7/10[12]

Foreverland is the eleventh studio album by The Divine Comedy. It was released on 2 September 2016.[13][14][15][16][17]

Accolades[edit]

Publication Accolade Year Rank
Mojo The 50 Best Albums of 2016 2016

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Neil Hannon, except where noted[19].

No.TitleLength
1."Napoleon Complex"4:45
2."Foreverland"4:01
3."Catherine the Great"3:03
4."Funny Peculiar"2:44
5."The Pact"2:55
6."To the Rescue"5:16
7."How Can You Leave Me On My Own"3:31
8."I Joined the Foreign Legion (To Forget)"3:41
9."My Happy Place"4:10
10."A Desperate Man"2:42
11."Other People"1:35
12."The One Who Loves You"3:20

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[21] 65
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[22] 31
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[23] 12
French Albums (SNEP)[24] 18
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[25] 41
Irish Albums (IRMA)[26] 3
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[27] 21
Scottish Albums (OCC)[28] 9
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[29] 33
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[30] 36
UK Albums (OCC)[31] 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meet Catherine The Great". The Divine Comedy. 21 June 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "New Single: How Can You Leave Me On My Own". The Divine Comedy. 26 August 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "New Single: To The Rescue". The Divine Comedy. 2 February 2017. Retrieved 2 February 2017. 
  4. ^ "Foreverland". Metacritic. Retrieved 2 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "Foreverland - Divine Comedy". AllMusic. 2 September 2016. Retrieved 22 September 2016. 
  6. ^ "Neil Hannon's songs give us love, humour, cheese and energy in this simply divine new album". Daily Mail. 20 August 2016. Retrieved 2 September 2016. 
  7. ^ "Album Review: Divine Comedy - Foreverland". Drowned in Sound. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 2 September 2016. 
  8. ^ "Album Review: Divine Comedy, Foreverland". Hot Press. 26 August 2016. Retrieved 2 September 2016. 
  9. ^ "The Divine Comedy - Foreverland review: first-rate examples of contemplative, classic pop music". The Irish Times. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 2 September 2016. 
  10. ^ McNair, James (October 2016). "The Divine Comedy - Foreverland ****". Mojo. 
  11. ^ Price, Simon (October 2016). "The Divine Comedy - Foreverland ****". Q. 
  12. ^ Muller, Andrew (October 2016). "The Divine Comedy - Foreverland 7/10". Uncut. 
  13. ^ "The Divine Comedy". The Divine Comedy. Retrieved 17 May 2016. 
  14. ^ "The Divine Comedy announce new album 'Foreverland' and Dublin date at the BGE Theatre". entertainment.ie. Retrieved 17 May 2016. 
  15. ^ "The Divine Comedy announce new album and UK tour". Mirror Online. Retrieved 17 May 2016. 
  16. ^ "The Divine Comedy announce new album and return to Dublin". Dublin Live. Retrieved 17 May 2016. 
  17. ^ "The Divine Comedy to release first album since 2010 and play Leeds City Varieties in October". The Press. Retrieved 17 May 2016. 
  18. ^ "The 50 Best Albums of 2016". Mojo. 22 November 2016. Retrieved 1 December 2016. 
  19. ^ "Foreverland". Retrieved 17 May 2016. 
  20. ^ "Foreverland Deluxe Version". Retrieved 17 May 2016. 
  21. ^ "Austriancharts.at – The Divine Comedy – Foreverland" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  22. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Divine Comedy – Foreverland" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  23. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Divine Comedy – Foreverland" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  24. ^ "Lescharts.com – The Divine Comedy – Foreverland". Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  25. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – The Divine Comedy – Foreverland" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 19 September 2016.
  26. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 36, 2016". Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  27. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – The Divine Comedy – Foreverland". Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  28. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  29. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – The Divine Comedy – Foreverland". Hung Medien. Retrieved 19 September 2016.
  30. ^ "Swisscharts.com – The Divine Comedy – Foreverland". Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  31. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 10 September 2016.