Some artists struggle with lyrics – New Order get the music right before adding lyrics at the very last minute, whilst Noel Gallagher admits wordd aren’t his strong point. No such problems for Courtney Barnett who seems at time to have so many lyrical ideas they tumble out as if in desperation at fitting them all in before the song finishes. When allied to a radio friendly piece of stoner rock the effect can be excellent, as in ‘Pedestrian At Best’ taken from her first album proper. Eminently quotable including:
I’m having an existential time crisis, what bliss. Daylight savings wont fix this mess. Under worked and oversexed, I must express my disinterest. The rats are back inside my head – what would Freud’ve said.
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