About a Boy (soundtrack)

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About a Boy
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Soundtrack album by Badly Drawn Boy
Released April 23, 2002
Genre Folk rock, folk pop
Length 44:22
Producer Badly Drawn Boy, Tom Rothrock, Steve McLaughlin
Badly Drawn Boy chronology
The Hour of Bewilderbeast
(2000)The Hour of Bewilderbeast2000
About A Boy
Have You Fed the Fish?
(2002)Have You Fed the Fish?2002
Alternative cover
Singles from About a Boy
  1. "Silent Sigh"
    Released: 25 March 2002
  2. "Something to Talk About"
    Released: 10 June 2002
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 the second album by English singer-songwriter Badly Drawn Boy (Damon Gough), released in 2002 under Twisted Nerve Records and XL Recordings, and in America under the short-lived ARTISTdirect Records, 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


Additional musicians


  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. Archived from the original on 7 July 2009. 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.