Ten Hymns from My American Gothic

Album Review of Ten Hymns from My American Gothic by St. Lenox.

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Ten Hymns from My American Gothic

St. Lenox

Ten Hymns from My American Gothic by St. Lenox

Release Date: Oct 21, 2016
Record label: Anyway
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop

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Ten Hymns from My American Gothic - Excellent, Based on 4 Critics

PopMatters - 90
Based on rating 9/10
90

Not surprisingly, given the current social and political climate, immigration and the immigrant experience are a hot topic. From television (Fresh Off the Boat, et. al.) to film (Brooklyn, et. al.) to the racially-charged tension and xenophobia that this election cycle has shown to be thriving within a country that prides itself on freedoms both personal and religious.

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AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10
80

St. Lenox is the musical vehicle of Andrew Choi, a New York-based Korean-American from the Midwest whose gutsy indie pop chronicles the modern American experience in a dazzling litany of soulful free verse. Written as a 70th birthday gift to his immigrant father, Choi recorded Ten Hymns from My American Gothic in the evening hours while working by day as a Manhattan attorney.

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Dusted Magazine
Their review was positive

Dust Vol. 2, No. 21Rob Noyes photo by Lindsay MetivierFor our final Dust of the year, our writers attacked their to-do lists with unusual force, as we all made an effort to finish off 2016 with a clean slate. The result is one of our longest and most varied round-ups ever. Bill Meyer, Ian Mathers ….

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Blurt Magazine
Their review was only somewhat favourable

St. Lenox is one Andrew Choi, a second-generation Korean-American who was raised in Iowa but went on to go to law school and practice law school in New York. Along the way, though, he began making music as St. Lenox; Ten Hymns is his sophomore effort, the followup to 2015’s 10 Songs About Memory and Hope.

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