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|Badly Drawn Boy|
Have You Fed the Fish
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
The second full-length album (not counting his superb soundtrack to About a Boy) by Damon Gough, a.k.a. Badly Drawn Boy, reveals the true depths of his songwriting and arranging talents. While his debut, The Hour of the Be... more »
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The second full-length album (not counting his superb soundtrack to About a Boy) by Damon Gough, a.k.a. Badly Drawn Boy, reveals the true depths of his songwriting and arranging talents. While his debut, The Hour of the Bewilderbeast, knocked us dead with his fey, indie-folk-rock sensibilities, Have You Fed the Fish shows a musician striving for top-shelf greatness in the pantheon of British pop, à la the Beatles, Oasis, and Radiohead. Lush arrangements with strings, horns, a very grand piano, and guitars abound, with a richness rarely found in pop and rock music these days. Gough's songwriting is topnotch and by turns catchy and clever, stinging and personal. But you've been warned: this album gives us less of the indie-pop hero you may want to love, and more of a classic rock idol in the making. Beck/Elliott Smith producer Tom Rothrock is at the helm, and the glossy sheen that results may offend some lo-fi "slacker pop" aficionados. --Lorry Fleming
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IRate | 11/22/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
Much weaker then his first release, HYFTF suffers from typical arrangement bloat (assimilated more smoothly with his superior soundtrack release of About a Boy that same year) and some embarrassing artistic derivations which keep the album at the bay of boredom."
I can't stop listening to "You Were Right" over and over
Michael Merriam | Baton Rouge Miami | 05/16/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Seriously, I can't stop listening to "You Were Right" over and over.
It is one of the most moving songs I've ever heard. I'm 37 and there have been alot of nights."
This is genius?
Silent river | 12/16/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I gave this a listen based on the other reviews here, many ascribing varying degrees of genuis to it. Maybe it's incredible for the indie category but then many progressive rock bands took music way above this level and that was back in the 70s. I'm getting a bit weary of people placing new, so called special groups, alongside the Beatles like the editor here did, but then he placed Oasis up there as well. There's the occasionally interesting bits here but I wouldn't want to hear this again."