Independent On Sunday: The Duckworth Lewis Method
A 2009 review of the debut Duckworth Lewis Method album from the Independent On Sunday.
The Duckworth Lewis Method, TDLM
The DLM is an arcane cricket scoring system.
It is also the name of a project by Thomas Walsh and the Divine Comedy’s Neil Hannon which meditates upon the meaning, mythology and mystery of the game that gave the world 20/20. Pop? You bet.
All the English formal tropes are here, from Kinksy shuffles to Beatles baroquerie via glam-beat overkill, delivered in affectless musical-hall deadpan. One song, “Jiggery Pokery”, even animates Shane Warne’s “Ball of the Century” from Mike Gatting’s POV. Highly amusing.
Independent On Sunday - Nick Coleman