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The Moutain Goats – This Year (74)

December 12, 2009

I saw the Mountain Goats play twice in a year. The first gig was great, but the crowd was subdued. Half way through they played This Year, and kids went crazy. A year latter, same venue, John Darnielle admitted the band underestimated how popular this was in Australia.

It was huge on the national youth broadcaster, Triple J. I always wondered how many year 12 students took this song to heart with their entry into the big world tantalisingly in sight. If only it had been released a decade earlier.

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