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Bullet Point Review: Courtney Barnett / Kurt Vile – Lotta Sea Lice

Release date: October 13, 2017 Label: Matador, Marathon Artists, Milk!


  • This is the collaboration no one knew they really needed right now.
  • As song writers, Vile and Barnett are soulmates.
  • At a time when Vile’s signature arpeggio-style picking is starting to become a bit too expected, Barnett balances this out with her more rugged sound.
  • Barnett’s cover of “Peeping Tomboy” is a lovely rendition of one of Vile’s best songs to date. “Out of the Woodwork” now seems like it was written for Vile all along.
  • The artwork is reason alone to want to own this record.


  • Nine tracks is not enough to flesh out this collab to its full potential.
  • “On Script” and “Untogether” are relatively forgettable.
  • At crucial moments this project feels rushed. The fact that the artists live on opposite sides of the globe and are touring rockstars exacerbates this suspicion.

Winner: Positive


Why? Barnett and Vile are two of the most exciting rock musicians currently active.

How? On vinyl or home sound system.

When? On an early Sunday morning, with a window slightly ajar to let in the autumn breeze.

Where? At home. On the couch in PJs with a cup of coffee/tea in hand and an optional cat on your lap.

For fans of: Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile.

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