Review: Courtney Barnett @ Metropolis [Exclaim!]

Since the release of her debut LP Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, Melbourne, Australia-based Courtney Barnett has been hailed as a refreshing anomaly; her extraordinary songs about ordinary life — panic attacks and house-hunting in gentrified neighbourhoods — has garnered the songwriter rave reviews from fans and critics alike.
 
With an idiosyncratic style influenced heavily by '60s garage psychedelia and '90s indie rock, Barnett's seemingly laid-back, but deceptively heavy, emotionally honest approach to her songwriting have undoubtedly set her apart from the rest. Still, Barnett is the first to warn "put me on a pedestal and I'll only disappoint you / tell me I'm exceptional and I'll promise to exploit you" in "Pedestrian at Best," clearly demonstrating that she's aware of the pitfalls of too much praise.

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