The music of The Divine Comedy is an acquired taste. But if you take the time to give it a few listens, you'll grow to love it. Neil Hannon is the founder and now sole member of The Divine Comedy. But he gathered together 28 musicians for 10 days and created his ninth studio album, Victory For The Comic Muse. The 11-track album tells imaginative stories through a fusion of pop and orchestral music. Hannon's trademark baritone voice makes the storytelling more dramatic. The best track is A Lady of a Certain Age. It is a melodic work telling the touching story of a woman in her twilight years, using Hannon's baritone croon, acoustic guitar, and strings. Another beautiful track is Threesome. This charming one-minute instrumental played by three pianists is a wonderful break in the middle of the album. Hannon abandons his baritone voice in the closing track Snowball in Negative, in which he sings in harmony along with the piano, wrapping up the album with immense beauty. The album's orchestral arrangements are superb. It is a perfect alternative for people who are in search of a break from rock and hip hop.