Oddly disappointing offering from ex-Mercury Music prize-winner

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Badly Drawn Boy – One Plus One Is One

“Back to being who I was before,” sings Damon Gough on the title track here, and there’s no doubting his sincerity in wishing to retain touch with his hallowed, pre-fame self. Hard, then, to pinpoint what’s lacking on One Plus One Is One, which is more pebbles then pearls. The arrangements are elaborate, with the exception of a school chorus on “Holy Grail”, which feels very clich