Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit. mp3 album

Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit. mp3 album
Alternative Singer/Songwriter,Alternative/Indie Rock
  • Performer:
    Courtney Barnett
  • Title:
    Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit.
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  • Style:
    Alternative Singer/Songwriter,Alternative/Indie Rock
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  • Recording Location:
    Head Gap Studio, Preston, VIC, AUS
Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit. mp3 album

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    1447 mb
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    1349 mb
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    1853 mb
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Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 Elevator Operator Courtney Barnett Courtney Barnett 3:14
2 Pedestrian at Best Courtney Barnett Courtney Barnett 3:50
3 An Illustration of Loneliness (Sleepless in New York) Courtney Barnett Courtney Barnett 3:10
4 Small Poppies Courtney Barnett Courtney Barnett 6:59
5 Depreston Courtney Barnett Courtney Barnett 4:52
6 Aqua Profunda! Courtney Barnett Courtney Barnett 1:59
7 Dead Fox Courtney Barnett Courtney Barnett 3:33
8 Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go to the Party Courtney Barnett Courtney Barnett 2:46
9 Debbie Downer Courtney Barnett Courtney Barnett 3:17
10 Kim's Caravan Courtney Barnett Courtney Barnett 6:47
11 Boxing Day Blues Courtney Barnett Courtney Barnett 3:02


Courtney Barnett - Arranger, Composer, Guitar, Primary Artist, Producer, Vocals
Dan Luscombe - Arranger, Guitar, Mixing, Producer, Vocals
Dave Mudie - Arranger, Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Tajette O'Halloran - Photography
Burke Reid - Engineer, Mixing, Producer
Bones Sloane - Arranger, Bass, Vocals

What a fun album. With scintillating guitar work and the wittiest lyrics I have heard since The Arctic Monkeys or The Strokes, this is one of the best albums of the year for sure. Whenever I listen, the thing that gets me the most are the clever rhymes. She is undoubtedly a rhyming genius. No one combines the words Barnett does to complete her lyrics. It is her writing that is really center stage on this record.
Barnett writes with admirable confidence and ease, turning her sharp eye to the mundane aspects of life to reveal the hidden pains, fears, and joys that make it interesting. Meanwhile, the crisp garage rock instrumentals keep a consistently fun, energetic air throughout the whole record, making for one of the strongest debuts in recent memory.
9/10Very original and refreshing, Barnett knows when to let the instruments carry the songs and when to let her funny and sometimes wise lyrics do the same. I can say I've never listened to a record like this one and for me it has to be one of the best albums of the year. It's a joy to have a new talent like her doing something different.
From Australia, Courtney Barnett sounds like an exigent rock icon happy to be a coffee shop poet. She begins "Pedestrian At Best" with "I love you, I hate you, I'm on the fence, it all depends" and later opines "Under-worked and over-sexed, I must express my disinterest". The lines are delivered deadpan over distorted guitar riffs and a turbulent rhythm. Yet, somehow it sounds triumphant and lovely. On "Small Poppies", she sings "I don't know quite who I am, oh but man I am trying", but it's also the awesome jarring electric guitar that brings common struggles to heart. Social commentary on the homes and neighborhoods we desire on "Depreston" is even kind of humorous to me, and it's a gorgeous song. We are treated to several melodic rockers that are intelligent observations on every day life such as "Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go to the Party". The epic and noisy "Kim's Caravan" touches on environmental issues while absolutely roaring. It's evident there are many references to local Australian issues but hits home wherever you are. There is an edgy angst lurking beneath this phenomenal piece of work but also appreciation for the joys in life. The combination of smart lyrics and original rock orchestration is quite stunning.
Barnett imparts a glimpse into her psyche by way of her lyrical story-telling accompanied by the appropriate musicianship necessary to further the color of her songs. Not so sure it qualifies as best of the year. But, it certainly remains as one of the more pleasing 'new' listenings to be had by this writer, lately.
“I was walking down Sunset Strip. Phillip Island, not Los Angeles”To really understand Courtney Barnett’s “Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit”, you pretty much have to be Australian. Even then it might not be enough.To really, really understand it, you need to come from Melbourne. Even then, we are really only talking about a handful of inner suburbs on the north side. Maybe I’m sounding a little cocky, but hey, for probably the first time in history, as an ex-inner-north Melbourne denizen, I can listen to an album with a worldwide cult following and get all of the references (well, maybe not all): no more having to stop the music to Google the relevancy of some American or British cultural reference which apparently I’m just supposed to know. Now the rest of the world needs to Google “tall poppy syndrome”, “Preston” , or – if we extend this discussion to include her previous non-album hit “Avant Gardener” - “Weet-Bix”. We can probably assume that Men At Work already familiarized the world with Vegemite sandwiches, although not specifically Soy & Linseed Vegemite sandwiches.So basically… sucks to be you America. Enjoyment of the “Elevator Operator” – is greatly improved by an understanding of the cultural importance of the 96 tram line (why not the even more culturally important 86 tram line?), not to mention the Nicholas Building, which, amazingly, until just a short time before the release of “Sometimes I Sit…” did actually still have elevator operators! “Dead Fox” is highly enjoyable anyway at an “oh she’s singing about roadkill” level, but once you realize that it’s a reference to the Linfox truck company, the back of whose trucks always contain the message “If you can’t see my, I can’t see you” (aka the chorus), at which point: mind blown! “Aqua Profunda!” is sooo specifically Melbourne that the title refers to a sign at the Fitzroy Swimming Pool, a reference that went over even my head, and I used to live maybe 100 metres away from that swimming pool.(Just in case you were wondering “origami honey” (from “Pedestrian At Best”) is not a thing. It’s just bad grammar. There’s supposed to be a comma there.)But “Sometimes I Sit…” is not only about making Australians feel smart and superior, and in the know. Mostly it’s about Courtney feeling pretty much the opposite; it’s a rambling recital of personal diary entries crammed full of self-doubt, liberal guilt (mostly in relation to the environment), and surprisingly frequent musing about housing affordability for Millennials; not just the whole of “Depreston”, but the fact that “sunk like a stone, like a first owner’s home loan” is used as an easily relatable metaphor.Self-doubt and self-loathing. All the self-loathing which is just everywhere: “boring, neurotic, everything that I despise”, “I’ll only disappoint you. Has any rock star made so much art out of their self-loathing since, I dunno, Kurt Cobain? Please, somebody keep an eye on her.
This is a great record and one of the best of 2015. Courtney Barnett's lyrics are a breathe of fresh air and there are some lovely melodies on this album too. This is one artist that I,m really looking forward to see what she does next.