Tom Northcott

Sunny Goodge Street: The Warner Bros. Recordings

2012

Psychedelic Pop

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Tom Northcott was a talented Canadian folkie who landed an American record deal with Warner Bros., went to California, and cut a handful of singles with some of the finest producers of the day. Sunny Goodge Street collects his WB sides, and features some of the most glorious sunshine pop of the era; Northcott's tenor vocals are otherworldly, his own songs are insightful, and his covers of "1941" and "Sunny Goodge Street" are definitive.

- Mark Deming

En Attendant Ana

Juillet

January 24, 2020

Indie Pop

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There are shades of classic Stereolab in En Attendant Ana's stylish analog tone and sizzling vintage organs, though their garage-pop aesthetic and spiky attack feels ultimately more human. Infectious in spirit and boasting numerous memorable songs, Juillet is a marvelous album and a great improvement on the group's debut.

- Timothy Monger