10 Songs, 37 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

There’s something hypnotically appealing about the way Courtney Barnett cradles her guitar and spills out uneasy truths with wit and simplicity. On her second solo LP, the Melbourne singer/songwriter dives deeper into her diary (“City Looks Pretty,” “Need a Little Time”), while celebrating life’s little victories, like finding time to hang with friends (“Sunday Roast”). The brilliantly named “Crippling Self Doubt and a General Lack of Self Confidence” is a pop gem boosted with vocals from The Breeders' Kim Deal. When Barnett goes in, she draws blood with every barbed line. “Nameless, Faceless” takes down an online troll with devastating accuracy. “I’m Not Your Mother, I’m Not Your Bitch” has a Hole-like feel. Tell Me How You Really Feel is aptly titled, housing her feelings and observations for all to absorb and savor.

EDITORS’ NOTES

There’s something hypnotically appealing about the way Courtney Barnett cradles her guitar and spills out uneasy truths with wit and simplicity. On her second solo LP, the Melbourne singer/songwriter dives deeper into her diary (“City Looks Pretty,” “Need a Little Time”), while celebrating life’s little victories, like finding time to hang with friends (“Sunday Roast”). The brilliantly named “Crippling Self Doubt and a General Lack of Self Confidence” is a pop gem boosted with vocals from The Breeders' Kim Deal. When Barnett goes in, she draws blood with every barbed line. “Nameless, Faceless” takes down an online troll with devastating accuracy. “I’m Not Your Mother, I’m Not Your Bitch” has a Hole-like feel. Tell Me How You Really Feel is aptly titled, housing her feelings and observations for all to absorb and savor.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

truthistrue ,

2 cents of flattery

sometimes it's the sum of the parts , sometimes it's the parts. her lyrics are amusing and and can be touching. i judged her sound on her desire and workable talent...not knowing about the LGBT label ...as mentioned in another "review", i unknowingly like , and liked her for her . weary of reviews that criticize artists who repeatedly sound like themselves ( "the same") , even when their sound ...is unique...to themselves. "rip off" (s) the sincerest form of flattery...I think she rips off a lot of people ...Lou Reed etc etc ..thank god

Country livin! ,

90s sound

Reminds of Poe and Juliana Hatefield, and Hole

I am Turbo ,

Liz Phair rip off

Complete and utter rip off of Liz Phair!

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