BADLY DRAWN BOY

BADLY DRAWN BOY About A Boy (Twisted Nerve/Beggars Group) Rating: NNNN Rating: NNNNRather than strip away his awkward charm, the.


BADLY DRAWN BOY About A Boy (Twisted Nerve/Beggars Group) Rating: NNNN Rating: NNNN

Rather than strip away his awkward charm, the massive budget Damon Gough’s been given to create the soundtrack for the film About A Boy has only enhanced Badly Drawn Boy’s pop credentials. Produced by Tom Rothrock (Beck) and featuring an all-star band including Jon Brion and Joey Waronker, Gough’s soundtrack and incidental music build on the tuneful charm of his The Hour Of Bewilderbeast debut. He can still crank out seemingly effortless sing-alongs like River, Sea, Ocean and Something To Talk About, but Rothrock’s outside influence and the lavish strings elevate songs like Above You, Below Me into the grandiose pop statements you know Gough hears in his head.

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