Badly Drawn Boy : Born Again
Long may he mumble.
The trickery continues. In the hands of anyone else, ‘Born Again’’s morphing of an old Paul Weller bassline, happy-clappy hippy mumbo lyrics and Doves-ish bloke-ishness would have all the appeal of a Parkinsons soundcheck. Yet, despite not being a patch on the peachy ‘Silent Sigh’ (single of the year in Alpha Centurii, incidentally), ‘Born Again’ finds him yet again hitting a nerve with his humble grace. Long may he mumble.
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