Courtney Barnett “Sometimes I Sit And Think…” Limited Edition Pink Vinyl LP 2016

$18.99  Limited edition pink colored vinyl LP pressing. Mixing witty, often hilarious, occasionally even heartbreaking observations with devastating self-assessment, Courtney Barnett’s 2015 debut album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, cemented her standing as one of the most distinctive and compelling voices in indie rock. These songs reveal not only an assured songwriter and guitar player, but also an artist who in just a few years has already proved highly influential. Fueled by the nimble crunch of her guitar and the loose groove of the rhythm section, Barnett’s songs are wild and shaggy and wordy, her lyrics plainspoken and delivered like she’s making them up on the spot. The music is rooted in the slack jangle of the late-80s and the early-90s, which has prompted the adjective “slacker” from journalists and critics around the world. That word is fitting for tunes that sound like they only just roused themselves out of bed. As a description of Barnett’s work ethic and musical influence, however, “slacker” is all wrong.