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This Weekend I’ll Mostly Be Listening to… “Tell Me How You Really Feel” by Courtney Barnett January 5, 2019

Posted by irishelectionliterature in This Weekend I'll Mostly Be Listening to....

Recently included in Barack Obama’s favorite songs of 2018 for “Need a Little Time”, it has become evident Ms. Barnett is no longer the hidden gem of Australia’s rock scene. And this effort reminded me why.
From the opening drone of the guitar on the opener Hopelessness I was drawn in to the Melbourne’s singer-songwriter’s sophomore album. Following her very conversational garage rock debut “Sometimes I Sit….” and the wonderful joint project with Kurt Vile, “Lotta Sea Lice” , “Tell Me How you Really Feel” builds on the wit from the first and adds a political bite in songs like Nameless Faceless.
Where the album differs is the added bite in the instrumentation, and the added aggression shows what a wonderful guitarist Courtney is. From start to finish it is laced with hooks and although her lyricism is the star the riffs and melody really tie it together.
Also her Concert posters and general promotional art is well worth a look!


1. Bartholomew - January 5, 2019

Also, the video of ‘Over everything’ from ‘Lotta Sea Lice’ is very funny and very charming.

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