Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit

Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit

Music CD - 2015
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Courtney Barnett is excited to announce her long awaited and highly anticipated debut full-length studio release, 'Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit,' via Milk! Records / Remote Control Records. Following on from her three outstanding EPs, 'Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit!' was recorded in the autumn of 2014 in an intense 10 day session at Head Gap Studio in Melbourne, and contains the excellent first single, "Pedestrian At Best." The album finally brings Barnett's pithily acute and stingingly incisive vision into stark, unflinching focus, her wit sharpened to a knife edge, her melodies more infectious and addictive than ever. Following up from the critically lauded 'The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas' in 2013 (which, as the title suggests, collected her first two self-released EPs to beguiling effect), her debut LP solidifies Barnett's standing as one of the most distinctive voices in indie rock, mixing witty, often hilarious observations with devastating self-assessment over a beguiling collection of songs that reveals her as an ambitious songwriter with an ear for clever turns of phrase and an eye for story-song details that are literate without being pretentious.
Publisher: Australia, Milk! Records, Distribtued in Australia by Inertia Pty. Ltd.,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ℗♭2015
Characteristics: 1 CD ; 12 cm. + issued with leaflet.

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jessica_renee
Aug 24, 2018

I am constantly listening to this CD. All of the songs are fantastic.

I've had this on repeat for a couple weeks now. Some tracks are like spoken word poetry with a punk rock backdrop. Others are fun and folksy jams. Her lyrics are so smart, funny and conversational, I just want her at my next party.

ArapahoeAlison Aug 19, 2016

She is awesome. She makes me want to pick up a guitar and start singing about all my interesting thoughts. Thankfully, I stop myself. She is a great lyricist who makes it look easy.

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jassiet
Jun 09, 2016

It took me a second to fall for Courtney, but she's pretty loveable. She reminds me of Liz Phair but with more folksy lyrics.

This woman is a true wordsmith, often compared to Bob Dylan, but a little more rockin'! One of the best records of 2015. Recommended by Sarah

MomoT Nov 22, 2015

Puns and wordplay and sometimes rambly stream-of-consciousness observations of everyday life. Lyrically Courtney Barnett is like if Eminem had an indie, lesbian, Australian twin.

Her album is definitely worth a listen.

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daroki
Nov 18, 2015

Super catchy music, was getting serious airplay earlier in the year. I don't think edition has the track she did with Jack White though.

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MarkMatsuzaki
Jul 16, 2015

This is a really great album. She is a witty songwriter and her music is a joy to listen to.

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lukasevansherman
Jun 05, 2015

One of my favorite albums of 2015 so far. Will appeal to fans of 90s indie guitar rock and fans of good music. Barnett's from Australia.

JCLBryanV May 15, 2015

Courtney Barnett makes sounding simultaneously nonplussed and triumphant an art form. Echoes of Nirvana, Dylan and Lou Reed abound along with strains of 1960s folk-rock and 1990s alternative, with everything sounding fresh and confident. Barnett is a terrific lyricist – one of the best in rock currently – and a splendid guitarist. “Pedestrian at Best” stands as one of the very best songs of 2015.

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