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Goon (Tobias Jesso Jr. album)

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Released  March 17, 2015
Label  True Panther Sounds
Release date  17 March 2015
Length  46:33
Artist  Tobias Jesso Jr.
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Producers  Ariel Rechtshaid, Patrick Carney, John Collins
Genres  Indie rock, Folk rock, Baroque pop
Nominations  Polaris Music Prize, Juno Award for Adult Alternative Album of the Year
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Goon is the debut studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Tobias Jesso Jr. released on March 17, 2015 in the United States and Canada. The album was preceded by the two singles "How Could You Babe" and "Hollywood".


The album was a short-listed nominee for the 2015 Polaris Music Prize.

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Musical style

Jesso's music has been compared to singer/songwriters of the 1960s and 1970s from Randy Newman to Harry Nilsson and Emitt Rhodes. Even though he was a bassist and guitarist for years, his new music was written by him on the piano—an instrument he started playing at the age of 27.


Goon received universal acclaim from contemporary music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 81, based on 25 reviews, which indicates "universal acclaim".

Will Hermes of Rolling Stone noted "his debut LP gathers 12 beautifully lean ballads sung in a vulnerable tenor, with vintage studio touches blended by sharp producers including JR White, Patrick Carney and Ariel Rechtshaid."


  • Tobias Jesso Jr. – vocals, piano, guitar, bass
  • Danielle Haim – drums on track 3
  • Technical personnel
  • JR White - production
  • Ariel Rechtshaid – production on track 1
  • Patrick Carney - production
  • John Collins - production
  • Chris Coady - mixing
  • Songs

    1Can't Stop Thinking About You3:53
    2How Could You Babe3:43
    3Without You5:09


    Goon (Tobias Jesso Jr. album) Wikipedia