Third album by Damon Gough, aka Badly Drawn Boy. This is the true follow-up Gough's 2000's Mercury Music Prize winning debut album, The Hour of Bewilderbeast, as in early 2002, Gough realeased a soundtrack album for the Hugh Grant film About a Boy. The album was released in October of 2002. The first single off the disc was You Were Right, a grand, five minute piece in which Gough namedrops a number of dead musicians, such as Frank Sinatra, Jeff Buckley, Kurt Cobain, and John Lennon, as well as tells a story of the dream in which he rejects the amorous advances of Madonna.
The album strikes me as more obviously pop than Bewilderbeast. This, however, is a good thing, as the songs sound somewhat more polished and complete. The songs flow beautifully into one another, creating a grand, cohesive hour of music. A fine follow-up to Bewilderbeast, in which Gough's gifts as a musician shine through.