QB Monday @ the Almanac


‘Like a Version’ is a Triple J institution.
Smokie Dawson has nominated his 50 favourite tracks HERE


Round 13

Port Adelaide 14.7.91 d by Geelong 17.10.112
Sydney 7.9.51 d by Hawthorn 14.5.89
Fremantle 11.10.76 d Gold Coast 6.13.49  
St Kilda 8.12.60 d by Adelaide 9.12.66
North Melbourne 14.10.94 drew w GWS 14.10.94
West Coast 13.7.85 d Richmond 12.9.81
Melbourne v Collingwood

Byes: Brisbane, Carlton, Essendon, Western Bulldogs


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Almanac Music: the Top 50 ‘Like A Versions’

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