Just what do the Go-Betweens have to do to have a hit? This is the Aussie duo's third album since they re-united in 2000, and the first that can stand comparison with any of their 1980s classics. The recipe is the same as ever: stately folk-rock songs with hypnotic melodies and bookish lyrics, the sort of grown-up music that makes most of the charts look juvenile by comparison. And as always, there's a fascinating dynamic at work between the two songwriters, the cynical Robert Forster and the more romantic Grant McLennan. Oceans Apart is a glorious album, the sound of a band under no commercial pressures but still bursting with energy and ideas. If the world won't listen, that's the world's problem.