ALBUM REVIEW: Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit

COURTNEY BARNETT ... Sometimes I Sit And Think and Sometimes I Just Sit.
COURTNEY BARNETT ... Sometimes I Sit And Think and Sometimes I Just Sit.

THIS 25-year-old Melbourner first sprung to prominence as one of 2013’s ‘ones to watch,’ yet it’s taken until now for her to deliver a full-length.

It’s a delight, then, to report that Sometimes I Sit... has been well worth the wait; and indeed that everything which initially marked her out remains present in droves.

In short, she has everything you could possibly want from a songwriter, from a keen ear for melody to boundless lyrical wit and a distinctive Aussie drawl.

These traits manifest brilliantly on crisp indie rock nuggets such as Illustration of Loneliness and Aqua Profunda! while the slightly darker likes of Pedestrian at Best and Kim’s Caravan even bear hints of early grunge.

It all makes for one of the most likeable and charismatic debuts in years, and one that’s sure to soundtrack many a slacker’s summer. 8/10. AW