Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel (Marathon Artists/Milk! Records) 2018
Courtney Barnett’s sophomore album is filled with this sort of inconspicuous nature. The unpacking of its true nature might very well feel overwhelming but the end result is more gratifying that one could expect. Tell Me How You Really Feel presents Barnett once again in her, often celebrated, effortless ways, and that might be the most essential element in her artistic identity. Especially with a record so packed as Tell Me…, where the Australian puts herself in the most vulnerable place we had the chance to witness so far. The rage, unanswered doubts, exhaustion, tenderness, frustrations, and how she ties everything together by finding a way to establish a connection amidst the entire whirlwind are nothing short of amazing.