Tobias Jesso Jr. – Goon (Rating 4 out of 5)

goonThe Piano based singer songwriter may have gone the way of Ben Folds or Even Randy Newman, however the ivory tickling genre might just be primed for a comeback courtesy of Tobias Jesso Jr. and Goon his unfortunately named but highly excellent debut album. With a vibe that caters to the early Turnstiles Billy Joel days, Esso could be the love-child of Randy Newman and Harry Nilsson. The tunes are delicately constructed, each more so than the last with clear standouts “Hollywood” that has a “New York State of Mind” aura about it and “Leaving L.A”  both of which combined make you think that you would really like this guy to date your daughter.