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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 29, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Reprise Records
  • ASIN: B00006LHY1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #123,616 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Out of print in the U.S.! Originally released in 2002, Divine Discontent is the fourth album from the successful Christian crossover band, the follow-up to their self-titled album and the big hit " Kiss Me". This album includes a cover of Crowded House's "Don't Dream It's Over".

Pushing aside broken relationships in both their professional and personal lives in the last five years, members of Sixpence None the Richer are probably more relieved than anyone else to finally see the arrival of Divine Discontent. Yet true art seems to take its purest form when forged through turmoil, and this much-anticipated release is as pure as solid gold. The 12 tracks featured here are nothing short of a brilliant pop tapestry woven through Leigh Nash's airy and vibrant vocals and songwriter Matt Slocum's finely textured guitar work. While fans of "Kiss Me" will relate to the upbeat "Tonight" and "Breathe Your Name," no one should mistake the upbeat pop for shallowness. In fact, tracks like "Down and Out of Time," "Paralyzed," and "I've Been Waiting" display a rich lyrical depth centered on the human experience. Throughout Divine, Slocum showcases a prowess for offsetting Nash's lilting melodies against haunting, minor key choruses, creating a bittersweet melancholy that lingers well after each song. Perhaps the band does this no better than in the ending track, "A Million Parachutes," which captures that dull ache of longing for friends from afar. It's a feeling well known to those Sixpence fans who have waited five long years for this release. The wait was well worth it. --Michael Lyttle

Customer Reviews

Very catchy tunes!
Bradley R. Person
For me, a great album is hard to find these days, and "Divine Discontent" is one of those albums.
L. Murray
Like few albums, this is one that can be played from start to finish over and over without getting old.
Josh Arthur

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By David Dunton on June 28, 2004
Format: Audio CD
This album is lyrical and musical eloquence. Leigh Nash's voice may be an acquired taste for some, but her ability to emote and float above and blend into the accompaniment is haunting and soothing by turns, and always impressive.
Though the radio-poppiness of some of the early tracks does not blend too well with the remaining songs, which are far more orchestral, both styles are well done (though if you are tired of top-40, you will probably enjoy the later tracks much more).
Expect music that explores frustration, mystery, loneliness, sadness and angst in a vulnerable way, undergirded by a constant faith. Some songs incorporate driving, jangling electric guitars, while others meld acoustics and violins. All are enhanced by Ms. Nash's enthralling vocals.
If you want honest, well-written songs in an acoustic/electric alt album that invigorates and soothes, choose "Divine Discontent."
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By spiral_mind on August 1, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Goodness. Sweet, ear-candy, occasionally string-tinged, deliciously eargasmic, sugary pop goodness. Sixpence has returned after five years with the strongest offering of their career. There's a marked growth in all their abilities - writing, performing, producing, what have you - that's pretty noticeable even between this disc and their latest self-titled offering. Their own brand of intelligent pop (still embellished with some occasional violin and cello) is thankfully intact. And I don't mean to cheapen it by saying 'pop' - I just mean that it's eminently listenable, but it goes beyond simple pop with some tinges of jazz and classical sensibility, topped off with a little more whimsy than your average mainstream band. Take a listen to the non-radio tunes and you'll discover a whole world of songcraft beyond their breakthrough "Kiss Me."
Matt Slocum's way with a catchy ear-pleasing melody is as on-key as ever. Leigh Nash's half-childlike voice is sweet and innocent as always; I can understand how some people might not enjoy hearing her all the time, but I consider those vocals a fitting & essential part of the whole. Slocum's guitar is just about perfect throughout; quiet filtered chords under "Breathe Your Name" and "Don't Dream it's Over," fiery riffing through the uncharacteristically dark "Paralyzed," gentle soothing ambience in "A Million Parachutes." That closer is probably the disc's most shining moment, which is really saying something considering how solid the twelve tracks leading up to it are. There isn't a weak moment to be found anywhere.
"Breathe Your Name" alone is one of the most perfect four-minute helpings of melodic ear candy I've heard in years, and it's not even the best this album has to offer.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Amanda on February 17, 2003
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I do not like all of the songs on "Divine Discontent", but just for the ones I do like, I would be willing to give this CD more than a 5-star rating. First of all, lead singer Leigh Nash has such a sweet, beautiful voice that it's really hard to dislike ANY of the songs. Second of all, their very respectable remake of Crowded House's "Don't Dream it's Over" (which also appears on the "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" soundtrack) is quite possibly one of the best remakes of any song I've ever heard, the only big difference between the two versions being the sex of the person singing it. I think the song really works with a female voice, especially Nash's. Third of all, some of the other songs on the CD (my other favorites being "Down and Out of Time" and "Tonight") are so breathtaking that they more than make up for any of the songs that may not be as good.
I must say, I've never really liked Sixpence None the Richer, mainly because their really big hit "Kiss Me" was so overplayed on the radio when it came out, I quickly became sick of it. And I certainly never thought I'd ever buy one of their CDs. But I'm glad I did, and I'm glad it was this one. I bought it because of "Don't Dream it's Over", which was a really good song originally, and which is just as good now done by this group. I highly recommend this CD.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Lord Chimp on January 16, 2004
Format: Audio CD
I have been inspired to write this review after someone at the university saw me with this cd alongside Napalm Death's classic _Scum_ (definitive grindcore, ya know) and made a snide remark.
For the sheer aural delight of pop songcraft, Sixpence None the Richer is tough to beat. Leigh Nash's innocent, sweet voice and the nonpareil popitude (that's a new word for you) of songsmith Matt Slocum is a deadly combination. With a six-person lineup of vocals, two guitars, piano, bass, and drums (as well as guests on strings), SNtR fills their songs with reams of sparkling texture, but it is never too 'crowded' to detract from its eminently snug, intimate poppy feel, and the tasteful, well-crafted structures keep everything concise and effective. Even the songs that push six minutes are highly compelling. All of these songs are perfect showcases of pure audio sweets. It's so tasty, so deliciously sugary, it makes me think of candy, but the kind of candy that you never get tired of, even as it rots away your teeth and supplicates expensive dental procedures.
Since I have one _minor_ negative point to address, I might as well get it out of the way. There are a few times when the album feels a wee bit overproduced. I suspect a more lo-fi recording might have added some extra charm to it (note that lo-fi does not proscribe glossiness, which is an essential element of SNtR's music -- for an example of a polished lo-fi pop recording, check out the Shins' _Oh, Inverted World_). But trust me, it's a very small point not really worth grumbling about. It takes away nothing from the sheer pleasure of this delightful cd (I just think a shift in gear for production would improve the music -- as is, the sound is not a detriment, per se).
But who cares about my frivolous objections...
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