Bright Yellow Bright Orange On 2000's "The Friends of Rachel Worth," fey-pop masterminds Robert Forster and Grant McLennan reconvened the Go-Betweens -- one of the 1980s' great footnotes --… Bright Yellow Bright Orange On 2000's "The Friends of Rachel Worth," fey-pop masterminds Robert Forster and Grant McLennan reconvened the Go-Betweens -- one of the 1980s' great footnotes --… 2003-02-18 The Go-Betweens
Music Review

Bright Yellow Bright Orange (2003)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Feb 18, 2003; Lead Performance: The Go-Betweens

On 2000's ''The Friends of Rachel Worth,'' fey-pop masterminds Robert Forster and Grant McLennan reconvened the Go-Betweens -- one of the 1980s' great footnotes -- for an album rivaling their best. Here, they've done it again. Smart, sitting-room songcraft barbed with bright guitars and marked by a familiar mix of wistful diary keepers, melancholy stage strutters, and fortune-tellers in denial, the CD will probably encourage a flood of middling band reunions. But it's worth it.

Originally posted Feb 21, 2003 Published in issue #696-697 Feb 21, 2003 Order article reprints