Draw The Line - David Gray
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  • Summary: The latest album for the British singer-songwriter was produced by the artist himself.
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  1. David Gray might not fit most people's definitions of a revolutionary artist, but he's effected his own startling transformation here.
  2. On his eighth studio album, Gray reclaims and reinvigorates his territory with Draw the Line, a polished yet ragged collection of complex love and exasperation melodies.
  3. The knock on Gray has always been that he's a bit boring, and Line, despite some genuinely nice moments and affecting vocal turns, isn't likely to change anyone's mind on that point.
  4. Although looser, Draw the Line doesn't reinvent the Gray wheel.
  5. The end result is a pleasing, intimate experience by no means out of context with the rest of Gray's catalogue.
  6. Draw the Line is essentially another cog in the folksy wheel he's been spinning since "New Day at Midnight."
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    It's all tawdrily familiar. [Oct 2009, p.102]

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  1. Sep 12, 2013
    7
    "Draw The Line" doesn't deviate from 00's David Gray. 11 tracks that veer between not bad and good without ever catching fire. There are plenty of albums in todays market selling on the back of a couple of hit singles with nothing else but filler. At least with David Gray, there is little more substance present. Opener "Fugitive" is probably the strongest track quickly followed by the impressive title track "Draw The Line". Overall, the first half of the album is generally decent and notably stronger than the second half. Expand