It's tough to make a star-studded charity single like Band-Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas" sound intimate, but if anybody can do it, it's Badly Drawn Boy, a.k.a. British singer-songwriter Damon Gough. He nails all the parts--even Boy George's "ooooh-oh." Gough has been making consistently great records since his classic debut, 2000's The Hour Of Bewilderbeast. His latest is It's What I'm Thinking, Part One: Photographing Snowflakes. Enjoy, and remember: Tonight thank God it's them instead of you!
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