Stoner/Hard Rock
Punk/Power Pop

Lollipop Magazine is being rebuild at is no longer updated, but the archive content will remain until 2018 (more or less). Check out our new site!

Badly Drawn Boy | About A Boy | review | alternative | rock | Lollipop

Badly Drawn Boy

About A Boy (Artist Direct)
by Tim Den

Although he is wildly overrated, Badly Drawn Boy shows his knack for film scoring/accompaniment with the soundtrack to About a Boy. He chimes in with simmering British anti-ballads for most of the album, but surprises the critics with numerous excellent "instrumental movements" in between. Opener "Exit Stage Right" and "Dead Duck" especially, where a fluttering orchestra and splashes of ivory-tingling remind one of Central Park on a sunny day (or a sunny Central Park scene in a movie, at least). Not enough to convert me into a fan, but this definitely makes me wonder what his next studio album's gonna sound like...


Model Gallery

Band Gallery


Welcome to Adobe GoLive 5