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November 5, 2000 | ROBERT HILBURN, Robert Hilburn is the Times' pop music critic
It's not easy to figure out from the delicate and sometimes mysterious textures of Damon Gough's debut album just where this singer-songwriter fits in the pop world, but lots of people are suddenly taking up the challenge. Though Gough's album, "The Hour of the Bewilderbeast," has just been released in the U.S.
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November 11, 2002 | Steve Hochman, Special to The Times
"This well may be a song -- who knows?" said Damon Gough, a.k.a. Badly Drawn Boy, at the start of his concert at the Wiltern on Friday. For anyone who had seen the scruffy troubadour in concert before, that likely brought one of two reactions: "Oh boy!" or "Oh no!" On stage, BDB is nothing if not erratic, taking a rambling, stream-of-consciousness approach.
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November 11, 2002 | Steve Hochman, Special to The Times
"This well may be a song -- who knows?" said Damon Gough, a.k.a. Badly Drawn Boy, at the start of his concert at the Wiltern on Friday. For anyone who had seen the scruffy troubadour in concert before, that likely brought one of two reactions: "Oh boy!" or "Oh no!" On stage, BDB is nothing if not erratic, taking a rambling, stream-of-consciousness approach.
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August 25, 2002 | STEVE HOCHMAN
Damon Gough, a.k.a. Badly Drawn Boy, did pretty well with the critics on both sides of the Atlantic with his 2000 debut album, "The Hour of Bewilderbeast." The earthy, homemade-sounding collection won the U.K.'s prestigious Mercury Music Prize and finished 18th in the Village Voice poll of U.S. music journalists. This year, the Englishman's songs-and-score soundtrack for the movie "About a Boy" also earned him much acclaim.
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August 25, 2002 | STEVE HOCHMAN
Damon Gough, a.k.a. Badly Drawn Boy, did pretty well with the critics on both sides of the Atlantic with his 2000 debut album, "The Hour of Bewilderbeast." The earthy, homemade-sounding collection won the U.K.'s prestigious Mercury Music Prize and finished 18th in the Village Voice poll of U.S. music journalists. This year, the Englishman's songs-and-score soundtrack for the movie "About a Boy" also earned him much acclaim.
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December 29, 2002
Regarding Robert Hilburn's prognostications for the future ("Rock's Bright New Day," Dec. 22), what ever happened to Badly Drawn Boy? Damon Gough delivered not one but two great albums in 2002. The first, "About A Boy," was a bold step for the relatively unknown British songwriter (my choice for movie soundtrack of the year). The second, "Have You Fed The Fish?," is a thoughtful, personal, melodic and intelligent statement. How many others on Hilburn's list can lay claim to that quality output?
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April 25, 2002
* Badly Drawn Boy, "About a Boy," soundtrack, ARTISTdirect Records/XL Recordings. Englishman Damon Gough recaptures the understated charm and gentle insights of his debut album in these nine songs and assorted instrumental passages.
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June 3, 2002 | MARC WEINGARTEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With his wool skull cap, scraggly beard and black T-shirt bedecked with glitter graffiti, English singer-songwriter Damon Gough, a.k.a. Badly Drawn Boy, could have been mistaken for any number of hipster patrons at Amoeba Music in Hollywood on Friday. But, in fact, he was the poser being watched, as part of the record store's terrific free concert series. The acclaimed singer, whose current album is the charming soundtrack to the film "About a Boy," was beguiling, if a little unrehearsed.
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September 29, 2000 | STEVE HOCHMAN
The lines sketched by Badly Drawn Boy are indeed rough on this debut album (due in stores Tuesday), which recently won Britain's prestigious Mercury Music Prize. Winsomely charming yet deeply affecting, it's sophisticated techno-age folk but with a homemade, low-tech feel. There's lovely chamber-pop ("The Shining"), singer-songwriter fare ("This Song" is Simon & Garfunkel beamed from the moon) and even funk-pop accents("Disillusion").
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December 15, 2010
POP MUSIC Badly Drawn Boy Damon Gough's popular indie folk band makes an appearance at the Troubadour with openers Justin Jones & the Driving Rain. The Troubadour, 9081 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood. 8 p.m. Wed. and Thurs. $30. (310) 276-6168; http://www.troubadour.com X Iconic L.A punk rockers X bring their signature sharp chords, woozy harmonies and jagged lyricism about the underbelly of L.A. life and love to the House of Blues for a KROQ-hosted Xmas show.
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November 5, 2000 | ROBERT HILBURN, Robert Hilburn is the Times' pop music critic
It's not easy to figure out from the delicate and sometimes mysterious textures of Damon Gough's debut album just where this singer-songwriter fits in the pop world, but lots of people are suddenly taking up the challenge. Though Gough's album, "The Hour of the Bewilderbeast," has just been released in the U.S.
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November 20, 2000 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There was the air of an arrival among the packed crowd at the Knitting Factory Hollywood on Friday for the Los Angeles debut of Badly Drawn Boy--a.k.a. Manchester musician Damon Gough, whose "The Hour of Bewilderbeast" won this year's prestigious Mercury Music Prize for the U.K.'s best album. But it was hard to top the sense of occasion projected from the stage. Gough early on let it be known that he certainly viewed this as a momentous event.
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November 12, 2001 | NATALIE NICHOLS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The first concert produced by KCRW-FM, Friday's "A Sounds Eclectic Evening" at the Wiltern Theatre bore the influential public station's stamp as clearly as its call letters decorated the red-light-topped radio tower on stage. The four-hour station fund-raiser offered a sampling of acts featured on the popular show "Morning Becomes Eclectic." Eclectic?
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