Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go To The Party

I kept seeing Courtney Barnett’s name in the end of 2015 lists and have eventually got around to listening to her album Sometimes I Sit And Think And Sometimes I Just Sit. The music is satisfyingly catchy, ramshackle three chord indie with thumping drums propelling the songs along. There’s something early 90s about it, but with a bit less slacking. Her biggest strength is her writing- Courtney’s lyrics are a total joy, she has real fun with words, throwing out lines that are clever and witty, grounded in everyday life, occasionally slipping some genuinely profound moments. Unfortunately part of me can’t help feeling that I’m maybe twenty years too old for this record.