Courtney Barnett's "Sometimes I Sit and Think..."

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Courtney Barnett's "Sometimes I Sit and Think..."

Post by Setherex » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:13 pm

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"Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit"
Courtney Barnett
Indie Rock
Running Time: 43 min.

01. "Elevator Operator"
02. "Pedestrian at Best"
03. "An Illustration of Loneliness (Sleepless in NY)"
04. "Small Poppies"
05. "Depreston"
06. "Aqua Profunda!"
07. "Dead Fox"
08. "Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go to the Party"
09. "Debbie Downer"
10. "Kim's Caravan"
11. "Boxing Day Blues"


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Re: Courtney Barnett's "Sometimes I Sit and Think..."

Post by Gillingham » Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:29 pm

Not bad and I like Pedestrian at Best, but I am not very impressed ny her debut.

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Re: Courtney Barnett's "Sometimes I Sit and Think..."

Post by acroamor » Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:35 am

I've had "Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go to the Party" on repeat since I first heard it. Great chorus, great intensity. And then she can do gentler numbers like "Depreston" just as well

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Re: Courtney Barnett's "Sometimes I Sit and Think..."

Post by Jirin » Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:15 pm

Listening to it right now. It's pretty good, catchy. It has that Pavement/Liz Phair off-key melody thing where they're trying to sell the attitude rather than the melody. It's pretty successful but some of the songs come off more as 'Fashionable counterculture' rather than being sincere.

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Re: Courtney Barnett's "Sometimes I Sit and Think..."

Post by PlasticRam » Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:12 pm

I thought this was pretty good. Nothing less, nothing more. I guess I don't like indie rock as a genre very much.
I feel like that

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Re: Courtney Barnett's "Sometimes I Sit and Think..."

Post by Maschine_Man » Fri Mar 27, 2015 12:45 am

I have so much Courtney Barnette music/merch I could start a shrine to her. I have seen her live five times and each one of them was a memorable experience.

Elevator Operator is a song I fell in love with by the halfway mark. This brilliant opening track sets the mood for the first (and better) half. Depreston perfectly sums up the housing market bubble in Australia at the moment, difficult to enter and depressing.

Even the songs on the second half that I didn't like that much at first have grown on me (Aqua Profunda! and Dead Fox). The only song I haven't warmed to is Boxing Day Blues, which I think is because it comes right after weighty Kim's Caravan so it seems like a bit of a throwaway.

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Re: Courtney Barnett's "Sometimes I Sit and Think..."

Post by Mattceinicram » Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:38 am

I like the album a lot. I went and bought it.
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