Dan Mangan – Nice, Nice, Very Nice (Review)

Its one of those sophomore albums you didn’t know would be out so soon.
I went to the local music shop and noticed this album cover of a sillouette of the Queen and I didn’t know it was singer/songwriter Dan Mangan.
His second album is called Nice, Nice, Very Nice which is from a title by Kurt Vonnegut.

I haven’t seen him live yet but I did meet him in person when he was at the Mercury Lounge where he played with Said The Whale.
I happened to be at other show which was Hollerado and The Stills at Zaphod Beeblebrox.

Onto the album, I find it has more a bigger production sound than his last album Postcards and Daydreaming.
Three songs from Roboteering EP made it in this album.
There is alot of instrumentation than the guitar and drums.
There is a violin, trumpets, piano and synths.
More emotion when he sings and very intimate.
There is still the Dan sound from his first album in the song Set The Sails

He is like the Canadian version of Damien Rice or David Gray.
Amazing sophomore album and you should get it.

Favorite tracks:

  • Road Regrets
  • Robots
  • The Indie Queens Are Waiting
  • Fair Verona
  • You Silly Git/Tina’s Glorious Comeback (Listen to both together)
  • Baskets (My favorite on that album)
  • Set The Sails


  1. mchen

    Woohoo!!!! I am a lucky gal who’s happened to see Dan play a few times now, and he’s fantastic live. SO SO happy that he’s gotten this recognition — not the last of it, I expect. I see big things for this guy.

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