Badly Drawn Boy - All Possibilities (Twisted Nerve/XL)
UK release date: April 21 2002
One of the prime cuts from recent album Have You Fed The Fish, this Bacharachian orchestral schmoozefest is sure to rekindle appreciation for the galumph in the hat known as Badly Drawn Boy.
Big, bold and certainly brassy, All Possibilities is the song that shows off the album's grandiose production best. And while Damon's voice is never quite in tune or powerful enough to make the chorus a singalong, the sassy brass section sets hips swaying and toes tapping.
The B-sides are Let The Sunshine In and Where Were You? - the latter of which contains the unnerving line: "If I ever run out of melodies / I'll just milk the shit out of these." They'll still lord it over the rest of the singles chart, even if they do smell a bit.