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Recent Reviews

May 18, 2018
93
Her best work yet. If rock regains greater mainstream popularity, Courtney Barnett will have a very large role in it. The arrangements are grander and fuller. Her lyrics are more focused, less wordy, but as potent as ever. This is without a doubt an album that will be in AOTY contender, as it should, and quite likely will be mine.
Oct 18, 2017
76
Too many people taking this album a little too seriously. It's a fun alt-pop album. They had no intentions of changing music forever and nor did they attempt to. They made a fun album full of catchy tunes. As indie pop goes, it's as good as a lot of things and I had a pleasant experience listening to it.
Sep 12, 2017
81
Fun, pleasant, indie rock with hints of better things from this band to come.
Apr 11, 2017
83
A very difficult album to rate. Songs like "Pure Comedy" and "Things It Would have Been Helpful to Know Before the Revolution" bring expansive horn sections and some of the best sounds that I have heard all year. However, at times Misty's "douche" attitude, for lack of a better term, hinders some songs from reaching their full potential. Leaving LA felt like an attempt at Bob Dylan's "Desolation Row" at the end of "Highway 61 Revisited" and it ... read more
Apr 9, 2017
84
Just a beautiful piano driven album. There is no need for words as the music provides all of the emotion needed. While this isn't an album that you may put on constant repeat, but if you need to get lost in a mosaic of sounds, then this album is perfect. Really a stunning record.
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90-99
 
6

80-89
 
33

70-79
 
12

60-69
 
1

50-59
 
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40-49
 

30-39
 

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10-19
 

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