About a Boy (soundtrack)

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About a Boy
Soundtrack album by Badly Drawn Boy
Released April 23, 2002
Genre Folk rock, folk pop
Length 44:22
Label Stoinked Paramount, Viacom, Epic
Producer Badly Drawn Boy, Tom Rothrock, Steve McLaughlin
Badly Drawn Boy chronology
The Hour of Bewilderbeast
(2000)
About A Boy
(2002)
Have You Fed the Fish?
(2002)
Singles from About a Boy
  1. "Something to Talk About"
    Released: 30 July 2002
  2. "Silent Sigh"
    Released: 12 August 2011
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
musicOMH favorable[2]
Pitchfork Media (4.9/10)[3]
The Austin Chronicle 3.5/5 stars[4]

About a Boy is an album by Badly Drawn Boy (Damon Gough) released in 2002 as the soundtrack to the film About a Boy. Gough was chosen to compose and perform the entire soundtrack.

In his book 31 Songs, About a Boy author Nick Hornby lists Gough's track "A Minor Incident" as one of the songs that has had an effect on his life.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Exit Stage Right"   0:21
2. "A Peak You Reach"   4:33
3. "Something to Talk About"   3:41
4. "Dead Duck"   0:45
5. "Above You, Below Me"   2:40
6. "I Love NYE"   3:19
7. "Silent Sigh"   4:44
8. "Wet, Wet, Wet"   0:42
9. "River, Sea, Ocean"   2:24
10. "S.P.A.T."   3:24
11. "Rachel's Flat"   0:34
12. "Walking Out of Stride"   1:48
13. "File Me Away"   3:23
14. "A Minor Incident"   3:44
15. "Delta (Little Boy Blues)"   4:00
16. "Donna and Blitzen"   4:19

Personnel[edit]

Additional musicians

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bush, John. "Review: About A Boy, Badly Drawn Boy". Allmusic. Retrieved 19 June 2009. 
  2. ^ Murphy, John (April 8, 2002). "Review: Badly Drawn Boy - About A Boy (XL)". musicOMH. Retrieved 19 June 2009. 
  3. ^ Haywood, Brad (August 13, 2002). "Review: Badly Drawn Boy - About A Boy". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 19 June 2009. 
  4. ^ Savlov, Mark (May 17, 2002). "Review: About A Boy". Nick Barbaro. Retrieved 19 June 2009.