I've written nasty things about Carrie Brownstein's NPR blog, but the former Sleater Kinney guitarist pens an affectionate tribute to the Go-Betweens. She admits that her writing on The Hot Rock "was inspired completely by their music." Incisive bits of criticism on Robert Forster and the late Grant McLennan (he "sounded like the search party and the lost soul at the same time").
If you haven't heard it yet, Forster's The Evangelist is one of my favorite albums of the year.
(H/t to Simon)