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Courtney Barnett
The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas - MOM + POP
FILTER Grade: 84%

By Kyle Lemmon on April 30, 2014

 

Courtney Barnett

Melbourne-based indie singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett has a razor-sharp knack for detail in her lyrics and a heady brew of psych-rock, pop and melodic hooks to wash down all the droll wordplay. The international release of her double-EP compilation runs through idiosyncratic tales about an anaphylactic panic attack (“Avant Gardener”) and acrid breakups (“Don’t Apply Compression Gently”) with the cleverness of an underground rapper and the soul of a country balladeer. This is one of the more assured debuts of an artist in recent memory.

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