Blah Blah Blah being Pop's 1986 and featured such great tracks as his cover of "Real Wild Child", "Cry for love", "Isolation" and "Shades". This is a great collaboration album with David Bowie being a co-writer for many of the tracks. The cover has Pop dressed in jeans but with a shirt and not in his usual shirtless state. All the lyrics are included and we get a list of whom and what they play on the album. 4/5.
Plenty of bands and artists have tried to perfect chamber pop into an ideal mixture classical ideas, instrumentation, and compositions with modern sensibilities and textures. Some end up landing mostly in the pop category with a few strings and horns sprinkled in, other veer far into the experimental and lose any pop appeal entirely. But Neil Hannon, leader and only consistent member of the Divine Comedy, apparently hit the ideal balance sometime in the late ‘90s and just keeps running with it. But Foreverland doesn’t sound like the result of an artist that’s been at it for over two decades. It’s still fresh and impressively in tune with the rest of the musical landscape.