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Badly Drawn Boy: Have You Fed the Fish?

Devon Powers, PopMatters, 1 November 2002

BOTH OF Badly Drawn Boy's full-length albums begin the same way. There's the rush of esotericism right away, the musical equivalent to gibberish, which lasts just long enough to confound listeners before the album dramatically changes course, swinging into mysterious melody. And Badly Drawn Boy, as much a magician to this as he is a technician, simply lets it happen, as if his musical creativity is an experiment beyond logical control. 

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