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Various Artists: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Twisted Nerve But Were Afraid to Ask

Devon Powers, PopMatters, 5 November 2001

EVEN THOUGH he won the UK's prestigious Mercury Music Prize, Damon Gough, a.k.a Badly Drawn Boy, isn't much for hubris. In fact, he seems to embody anything but—from his ruffled, aww-shucks appearance, to his darling, understated songs, to his website chock full of silly inside jokes. There's an insular smallness to everything he touches, a penchant for the humble, the contemplative, and even the insecure.

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