Courtney BarnettAfter flooring the world with her debut album Sometimes I Sit And Think And Sometimes I Just Sit (2015), Courtney Barnett is back with her second solo release.

It’s obvious from the gloriously slow paced opener Hopefulessness just how much she’s matured as a songwriter, and her dependable knack for a guitar hook is also evident on Charity and Help Your Self. I’m Not Your Mother, I’m Not Your Bitch has the raw energy of all your favourite punk songs, while closing track Sunday Roast is Barnett at her most self-reflective. Ultimately, what makes this album special is how Barnett makes her lyrics feel universal. It’s this quality that serves as clear proof of her significance in Australian music.

Tell Me How You Really Feel is out May 18 via Milk! Records/Remote Control.

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