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Lotta Sea LiceLotta Sea Lice available on iTunes

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile Lotta Sea Lice

Both Jim and Greg are fans of Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile. Kurt Vile has been on the scene for years, and was a founder of The War on Drugs. Courtney Barnett dropped her well-received debut Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit in 2015. Both Courtney and Kurt have been guests on Sound Opinions (separately). But that doesn't mean that Lotta Sea Lice (their collaborative album) would be an automatic slam dunk. However, to Jim, the album is like“chocolate and the peanut butter comes together, and they're even better than they are on their own.”Greg agrees, adding that "it's like an electric campfire record… it's two mutual admirers… plugging in the amps… [and playing] intimate yet casual guitar." For Jim and Greg it's a double Buy It.

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Go to episode 621
Tell Me How You Really FeelTell Me How You Really Feel available on iTunes

Courtney Barnett Tell Me How You Really Feel

Jim thinks that Courtney Barnett is one of the most important discoveries of the past decade. Her well-received debut album, 2015's Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, helped to introduce her clever lyricism and skillful guitar work to the world. Her 2017 album with Kurt Vile, Lotta Sea Lice, followed. And for fans of Barnett, her sophomore solo album, Tell Me How You Really Feel, doesn't disappoint. Greg notes there is“a little bit of humor”and fun. He likes her penchant for writing about“everyday details”and her ability to“boil it down for you in just a few words.”Jim enjoys both the“melodic riffs, and the wonderful squalls of noise”that draw comparisons to Kurt Cobain. But he notes that Courtney's lyricism is much more poetic than Cobain. On this album, she touches on issues like misogyny, with songs like "Nameless, Faceless" which quotes Margaret Atwood, who once said that“Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.”Both Jim and Greg give the album an enthusiastic Buy It.

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It's Jim and Greg's favorite show of the year, where they get to reflect on the Best Albums of 2017. They also hear picks from listeners as well as the Sound Opinions production staff.

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