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Banana Skin Shoes

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Banana Skin Shoes

Ninth studio album and first for eight years from Bolton-born singer-songwriter Damon Gough

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  1. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Gough isn’t retreading old ground in Banana Skin Shoes, he’s taking great strides forward
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  2. 8.0 |   Q

    Mature, classy and a hard-earned triumph. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   Mojo

    The everything-but-the-kitchen-sink sonics are matched by an unrelenting emotional honesty. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    After a ten-year hiatus, British pop master Badly Drawn Boy returns with a wonderful mix of cathartic quandaries and boisterous quirks on Banana Skin Shoes
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  5. 8.0 |   All Music

    While Banana Skin Shoes' sprawl could've used some editing, Gough makes it clear that this isn't Hour of Bewilderbeast or About a Boy -- it's about a man who's left the pain of the past where it belongs
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  6. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    Banana Skin Shoes is classic Badly Drawn Boy: Eclectic songs held together by heartfelt lyrics and rich instrumentation. The only thing that's changed is Gough has proved he can dance
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  7. 6.0 |   XS Noize

    There’s an awful lot to enjoy in Damon Gough’s return. Certainly, long term fan’s will be delighted with some new material
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  8. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    Breezy, easy and only just avoiding cheesy
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  9. 6.0 |   The Music

    It’s nice to have a hug from a friendly bearded bloke in a beanie delivering his brand of local cinematically-scaled busking when we need it most
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