'[B]Once Around The Block[/B]' is a bit of an aberration. It's a wistful romp through butterfly-strewn fields, hand-in-hand with [B]Astrud Gilberto,[/B]

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Badly Drawn Boy : Once around the block

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Badly Drawn Boy : Once around the block

Inevitably a minor disappointment. The much foamed-over Damon

Gough
,

aka [a]Badly Drawn Boy[/a], has – much like the YY28‘s –

failed to live up

to his modest hype, but that didn’t stop his last two limited-edition singles, ‘I Need A Sign‘ and ‘It Came

From The

Ground
‘, being two of the finest records in the history of

recorded

sound (That’ll be modest hype, then – Ed).

By the awesome standards he has set himself, ‘Once Around The

Block


is a bit of an aberration. It’s a wistful romp through butterfly-strewn fields, hand-in-hand with Astrud Gilberto,

which is

frail and beautiful but somehow lacking the twisted radiance of its predecessors.

Rest assured that pretty soon he will come out with something

infinitely better, and for the diehards whose confidence might have taken a knock, take consolation in the words of Journey:

Don’t Stop

Believin
”.

Jim Wirth