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Badly Drawn Boy

Badly Drawn Boy aka Damon Gough
2000

Winner: Badly Drawn Boy - The Hour of Bewilderbeast
Sounds like: Classic British parish pop.
Key track: Bewilderbeast - A lusciously orchestrated instrumental which evokes the the Beatles and the Kinks.

Subsequent career:
Singer-songwriter Damon Gough earned a reputation for sprawling, shambolic gigs. His next record was the more focused soundtrack to the Hugh Grant film About A Boy.
Mercury barometer: Middling - The album was much more accessible than previous years' winners.

Losers: Coldplay - Parachutes, Doves - Lost Souls

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