Was there a band that had a classier, better second act than The Go-Betweens? As much as I like their ’80s output (which is pretty much great), I think they actually got better since reforming in 1999, with 2000’s comeback The Friends of Rachel Worth being the best thing they ever did. I liked all of McLennan and Forster’s solo records, but there was magic when they played together. Maybe because they weren’t trying to write songs aimed at the 20-something market, they wrote about what they wanted to, they were able to remain vital. Last year’s Ocean’s Apart was a great album. I am very sad to think there won’t be another.