Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think... 2015 Indie Rock 150 grm LP

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Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

Label: Mom + Pop
Cat#: MP221-1
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Special Edition, Orange Translucent
All first pressings on orange translucent vinyl. black vinyl
digital download coupon. LP
Country: US
Released: 24 Mar 2015
Genre: Rock, Pop
Style: Indie Pop, Lo-Fi


A1 Elevator Operator 3:14
A2 Pedestrian At Best 3:50
A3 An Illustration Of Loneliness (Sleepless In New York) 3:10
A4 Small Poppies 6:59
A5 Depreston 4:52

B1 Aqua Profunda! 1:59
B2 Dead Fox 3:33
B3 Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go To The Party 2:46
B4 Debbie Downer 3:17
B5 Kim's Caravan 6:47
B6 Boxing Day Blues 3:02

Bass – Bones Sloane
Drums – Dave Mudie
Engineer – Burke Reid
Guitar – Courtney Barnett, Dan Luscombe
Mixed By – Burke Reid, Dan Luscombe
Percussion – Dave Mudie
Producer – Burke Reid, Courtney Barnett, Dan Luscombe
Vocals – Bones Sloane, Courtney Barnett, Dan Luscombe, Dave Mudie
Written-By – Courtney Barnett

She's the freshest, most genuine, most original, most exciting, most intelligent voice to emerge in pop since Tracy Chapmam. Courtney Barnett is such a wonderful mix of things, and yet always her own person--so upfront and honest and nice in person, so tortured and neurotic in her lyrics.

This is the moment when the world-at-large is discovering her genius. She's Lou Reed, she's Bob Dylan, she’s Joni Mitchell, she's all sorts of good things from the past, and yet, she is entirely of our moment. And oh yeah, she also ROCKS, and the New York Times just got done comparing her to Neil Young and Crazy Horse.

Like Neil, she is a minimalist, like Dylan, she is an expansive surprising genius, like Joni, she is direct and "painterly," and she appears to have absorbed much of what’s happened artistically in the past several decades. I note that Barnett did study art formally--in TASMANIA, of all places.

Courtney and her band set these wonderfully quirky stories to a blend of indie and garage rock. This goes over extremely well on several tracks here, most notably on the track “Small Poppies”

Small Poppies and Kim's Caravan; you just need to close your eyes and let the songs wash over you. I have not heard guitar playing that sounded this alive since Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Depreston and then Pedestrian At Best. Those songs are so different,

Courtney nonetheless remains hilarious and genuine as ever throughout the entire record.

So yeah, we old fogies hear and read lots of things in Courtney Barnett, but younger people listen to her and hear Nirvana and Pavement. She’s an extraordinarily compelling mix of 1960s and 1990s, my two favorite decades for music.

Track down the later live performances of the songs you like--as Neil does, she develops the songs on the road and they just keep getting better and better and louder and LOUDER. I haven't had this much fun and spiritual joy discovering an artist since the night ZUMA came exploding into my brain.

I expect to be following Barnett's exhilarating career for decades to come. And that makes for a really great feeling of anticipation.

- Courtney Barnett - Kim's Caravan

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