Courtney Barnett, "How to Boil an Egg"
“Every morning I feel more useless than before”
Is anyone better at songs with food titles than the witty, rambly Auswtroaeleeiyan Courtney Barnett? I submit the humble thesis: no. Last year she released “Three Packs a Day” (about ramen) and in 2013 she had “Pickles from the Jar” (about opposites). To say nothing of a double EP titled “A Sea of Split Peas,” with a special shoutout to “Canned Tomatoes (Whole).” Here is a good song that I have been listening to on repeat for at least eight hundred years, since it was released last Monday (eight hundred years ago). Rolling Stone calls it “a jangly new deadpan rocker.” Yes; enjoy.