Dominique Leone
Abstract Expression (Important)
While doffing his hat to XTC, Brian Wilson, Miles Davis and Steely Dan, this avant-pop
artist takes these inspirations and pushes them in the most unlikely directions. Although Leone’s
compositions can appear a little overbaked at times, his sense of fearlessness, his innovative
production and his unnatural knack for melody are guaranteed to win over even the staunchest
pop-ophobe. 7/10 Trial Track: “Sometimes You’ve Got to Be Happy” (Johnson Cummins)