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Kurt Vile topped 2013 for Jan Wisniewski.
A more-than-impressive night from two international bands in their finest form, providing the perfect antidote to a bout of Splendour-envy.
It's all over, and we won't be seeing these boys again until they are a much bigger prospect.
Overall, tonight is an excellent showing from Them Swoops, both the band and the crowd surely giving the camera crew that captured the proceedings plenty of good footage to work with.
A live show for the rock purists from a band who manage to bring a slice of America’s heartland to Melbourne.
But for those who are great fans of Ballard and Dyson, the chance to relive these moments is merit enough for this release.
The show doesn't always flow easily and at times there are gaps between the big laughs but this doesn't affect enjoyment levels as Davis’ flawed-but-personable delivery seems perfect for the room and her audience (something she manages to convey in homemade-chart form).
Ilic comes across a little like the “cool lecturer” but fortunately none of his subject matter is dry.
The final section has Long contemplating her life at 30, and when the show closes many are appreciating the lighting-quick mind of Josie Long.
His raw delivery is sobering but there is no self-pity in Fleet's words and his interjections of wit (and some great accents) keep things from becoming too dour.