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Things Take Time, Take Time

Courtney Barnett

Things Take Time, Take Time

Fourth album from the Melbourne indie rock singer-songwriter co-produced by Warpaint drummer Stella Mozgawa

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  1. 10.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Courtney Barnett’s Things Take Time, Take Time captures something true and profound about how we relate to the world and each other
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  2. 10.0 |   XS Noize

    For established fans of Courtney Barnett, you’re in for something special with this one
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  3. 9.0 |   Uncut

    Worth waiting for, waiting for. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   Mojo

    For a record about captive states - isolation, anxiety, romantic hope - Things Take Time, Take Time knows how to move. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   DIY

    As close to a record born of isolation as you’re bound to hear
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  6. 8.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    She remains the reliable, relatable artist she’s been from the start, and I think this album will be a traveling companion to many people. Or just something you put on, and look out the window, and feel the time pass
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  7. 8.0 |   NME

    The Australian songwriter's third album unearths happiness in the everyday
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  8. 8.0 |   Clash

    Sees her breaching into a new territory while still residing in the safe net of her previous sound, making it an album to introduce her to a new audience and a pleasing one to entertain her already exciting fanbase
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  9. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    A tender, comforting salve of a listen, and will be one of those albums that you keep returning to when life seems a bit too much
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  10. 8.0 |   Dork

    Courtney has always been a master storyteller and, while this album sounds smaller than its predecessor, the pictures she paints on it are more refined and easier to get lost in than ever, another notch in the belt of this prolific young songwriter
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  11. 8.0 |   The Independent

    This album is Barnett navigating her way out of her own head, reminding herself – and her listeners – that it’s good to care about things. She couldn’t have picked a better time
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  12. 8.0 |   Paste Magazine

    Three years after her last studio album, the rock singer/songwriter has mellowed out to meaningful effect
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  13. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Marks a turn toward openness and positivity for Courtney Barnett, who has previously thrived on precisely communicating anxieties
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  14. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    It may be the most accessible record she has released but she has delivered it without compromising herself, and this is how, in so many ways, she sets herself apart from the crowd
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  15. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    Just as with Tell Me How You Really Feel, this album shines when Barnett allows some light to get in
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  16. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    Things Take Time, Take Time takes its spot in Barnett’s catalog to gently document a quiet period, released when things are starting to wind back up
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  17. 7.0 |   Gigwise

    A record that warrants sitting on the verandah in the cool summer air, listening to Barnett soundtrack your memories of peace and happiness
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  18. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Whilst being worlds away from debut Sometimes I Sit And Think, Sometimes I Just Sit, Barnett’s latest sonic venture marks a new era for the Aussie musician, and one we’re all the better for
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  19. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    On a collection of songs largely free from any of Barnett’s signature quips, her presence is still enough to turn half an hour’s overthinking into a real page-turner
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  20. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Things Take Time, Take Time isn’t the 180-degree return to morose expositions and acerbic witticisms that made us love her in the first place, instead leaning into more straightforward songwriting
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  21. 6.5 |   Pitchfork

    The Australian singer-songwriter’s fourth album has the directness of a collection of demos. Barnett sounds characteristically laconic; she’s at her best when she lets her guitar take the lead
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  22. 6.0 |   All Music

    With a more engaging set of songs, Barnett might easily transpose herself into the mode of introspective singer/songwriter, but alas, Things Take Time, Take Time just feels a little too dull
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  23. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    Courtney Barnett's third album showcases a more intimate, pensive side to the Melbourne artist
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  24. 6.0 |   Exclaim

    An exceedingly nice-sounding record — but with almost no quotable zingers, it's hard not to shake the sense that something is missing, is missing
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  25. 5.9 |   Beats Per Minute

    While the years since her arrival have given way to some of the most expressive female voices in music, Barnett’s one-trick-pony feels old and tired
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