There aren’t that many records that you keep coming back to year after year.
For some reason, that is particularly true of the newer records in our collection.
But there is one record which came out in 2000 that we still listen to fairly often.
It’s from a guy named Damon Gough, a.k.a. Badly Drawn Boy and the record is called The Hour of the Bewilderbeast.
Apparently it’s a song cycle detailing the life of a romantic relationship. I never knew that until I read it on Amazon this morning.
They call it futuristic folk. I call it great.
It’s a bit like 69 Love Songs by the Magnetic Fields, which made my Nuggets list late last year.
These records take a while to fall in love with. But with repeated listens they sink into your consciousness and never leave it.