Album review: Courtney Barnett album just an everyday triumph

March 27, 2015 3:56 PM

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After releasing a combo platter of her two EP's last year that included witty indie hits such as "Avant Gardener," Courtney Barnett's first proper studio album arrives with expectations to meet. "Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit" (Mom & Pop/Marathon Artists/Milk!) exceeds them.

It's a great record that doesn't try too hard. Barnett's songs make a virtue of casualness, an off-handedness that can turn razor sharp in the middle of a run-on-sentence. Somehow, the Australian singer-guitarist has made something fresh out of everyday vignettes performed on everyday instruments (g...

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