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Office Politics

The Divine Comedy

Office Politics

Twelfth studio album and first double from the Northern Irish orchestral pop band fronted by Neil Hannon

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  1. 10.0 |   The Irish Times

    A thoroughly satisfying, eclectic album that embodies everything a pop record should: catchy tunes and a contagious sense of fun
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  2. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    Once again, Hannon’s voice and his relateable characters generate much emotion
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  3. 8.0 |   music OMH

    The single best thing about our electronic, digital society is that we’ve built a world of huge variety in which everyone can be themselves – and Office Politics is, as with most Divine Comedy releases, a record with its finger firmly on the pulse of this zeitgeist
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  4. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Outside the theatrical concept album format, stripped of studio trickery, meticulous arrangements and grandiose performances, there is, at its core an eternally true everyman message
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  5. 8.0 |   Q

    It's the beeping, whirring creations that shine most, signalling that Hannon and his trademark wit and empathy are still there. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   Uncut

    A funny, peculiar, epic piece of pop minimalism that could be no-one else but Hannon. Print edition only

  7. 8.0 |   Mojo

    It's wholly bewitching. Print edition only

  8. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Office Politics will do absolutely nothing to change the fact that American audiences don’t know who the hell Hannon is
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  9. 7.2 |   Paste Magazine

    Though it could use some tightening — it is a double-album, after all — there’s a joke for everyone, and a very funny one at that
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  10. 7.0 |   Clash

    ‘Office Politics’ finds the underrated genius as acerbic and creatively inspired as ever
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  11. 7.0 |   XS Noize

    Taking a chance on making an ambitious collection of songs, ‘Office Politics’ proves to be their most eclectic collection to date, and a record that finds Hannon rejuvenated
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  12. 4.0 |   The Skinny

    The Divine Comedy's double album Office Politics might be a step too far for even their most dedicated fan
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