- 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.
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.