Boomkat Product Review:
This new album by Canadian songwriter Dan Mangan has been shortlisted for this year's Polaris Music Prize, finding itself in the company of records like Owen Pallett's heartland, Caribou's Swim and Broken Social Scene's Forgiveness Rock Record. Nice, Nice, Very Nice is the second full-length from Mangan and is a beautifully crafted affair, packed with great expanded arrangements, from the chamber-folk of 'Robots' to the emotive orchestration of 'Fair Verona'. "Beginning with its reference to a Kurt Vonnegut poem, Nice, Nice, Very Nice is classing Mangan, brimming with irreverence that aims to capture the absurdity of life with astounding honesty and wit. Mangan effortlessly leads listeners through a true range of emotions, complete with earnest affection every one of us can appreciate."