One Plus One Is One (2004) Brit singer-songwriter Badly Drawn Boy (a.k.a. Damon Gough), who hit his artistic peak with 2002's elegantly tuneful "About a Boy" soundtrack begins his fourth album,… 2004-07-27 Badly Drawn Boy
Music Review

One Plus One Is One (2004)

NEEDS MORE THAN MATH LESSONS Gough
Image credit: Badly Drawn Boy: Phil Knott/Contour Photos
NEEDS MORE THAN MATH LESSONS Gough
EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: Jul 27, 2004; Lead Performance: Badly Drawn Boy

Brit singer-songwriter Badly Drawn Boy (a.k.a. Damon Gough), who hit his artistic peak with 2002's elegantly tuneful ''About a Boy'' soundtrack begins his fourth album, One Plus One Is One, with its promising title tune, a dead-on evocation of Imagine-era John Lennon. From there, however, the CD becomes a snoozy muddle, dominated by underwritten, over-orchestrated ballads (think children's choirs and ''Aqualung''-style flutes).

Originally posted Jul 30, 2004 Published in issue #777 Aug 06, 2004 Order article reprints