St. Lenox is the music project of Andrew Choi. His debut, Ten Songs About Memory and Hope, received critical acclaim from NPR, NOISEY and CMJ, with NOISEY editor-in-chief calling the single “Bitter Pill” one of the 10 Best Songs of 2015.
Follow up, Ten Hymns From My American Gothic, received one of the highest Metacritic ratings for a new release in 2016, and was the highest-rated indie-pop release in 2016 according to review aggregator Album of the Year. The record was ranked #68 on PopMatters Best Albums of 2016 list, and was called one of 14 Criminally Underrated Records of 2016 by Salon. In reviews, PopMatters praised Ten Hymns as “nothing short of a 21st century pop masterpiece” while AllMusic described it as an example of “true 21st century songwriting.” Single “Thurgood Marshall” appeared on Best Songs of the Week lists at Consequence of Sound and Vulture, and is referenced as part of the pop culture history of the late Supreme Court justice in Time Magazine. Stereogum calls Choi’s voice “one of the most striking instruments in music today.” Jersey Beat calls the record one of the Best Records of the Decade.
His third album, Ten Fables of Young Ambition and Passionate Love, was ranked #43 on PopMatters Best Albums of 2018 list, and was listed on AllMusic’s Best Indie Pop and Indie Rock Albums of 2018. AllMusic praised the record, noting that Choi’s “creative pursuits have resulted in some of the most unique and unconventionally thrilling pop music in the late 2010s.”