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16 Lovers Lane (album) by The Go-Betweens 

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16 Lovers Lane
16 Lovers Lane by The Go-Betweens (1988)
Overall rank: 1,055th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 169 votes)
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Accolades: Top 20 albums of 1988 (19th)
Top albums of the 1980s (166th)
Best albums of all time (1,055th)

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The Go-Betweens bestography

16 Lovers Lane is ranked as the best album by The Go-Betweens.

The Go-Betweens album bestography « Higher ranked This album (1,055th) Lower ranked (2,476th) »
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16 Lovers Lane ratings

Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 169 votes)
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60/100
10/31/2018 20:33
72/100
 
75/100
10/26/2018 21:10
76/100
 
90/100
10/25/2018 03:32
93/100
 
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10/14/2018 12:51
87/100
 
75/100
08/21/2018 18:41
81/100

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Rating:  
75/100
From planetneutral 01/20/2018 14:47
Certainly an improvement over the last album and ultimately quite good.
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Rating:  
85/100
From Onater 01/12/2018 23:45
Why are all the track ratings on this so low? Normally only interludes and tracks that are actually offensively bad get as low as 73, but that's the average for The Devil's Eye, and Love Goes On, the best song on the album, only has a 77.
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Rating:  
80/100
From Diomed 01/04/2018 03:52
Excellent collection of love songs, with the pinnacle being "Streets of Your Town". Wonderful and melancholy, it never gets old even after all these years.
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100/100
From TheHutts 05/26/2017 02:44
The Go-Betweens had been quietly releasing some very good albums throughout the 1980s, but 16 Lovers Lane is their peak; it features their strongest lineup instrumentally, with new member John Wilsteed officially the bass player but adding lots of guitar parts, and producer Mark Wallis adding an ornate sheen. The album also contains Forster’s most accessible set of songs and McLennan’s most consistent set.
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Rating:  
95/100
From joyofdivision 03/06/2017 21:37
The album I want to hear on my deathbed, definitely an injustice that it hasn't dented the top 1000 yet. The best Aussie album ever made, by far.
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Rating:  
90/100
From NickVolos 10/09/2013 12:01
Another gem by this underrated Australian band. Considered by most their best, personally it is my 2nd favorite after "Liberty Belle & the Black Diamond Express", which sounds more edgy and made by the original lineup.
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85/100
From ButterThumbz 11/18/2012 12:42
For anyone who ever wondered what happened to Badly Drawn Boy, it appears that he time-travelled back to the eighties and joined The Go-betweens. A wonderful collection of no nonsense love songs.
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From Norman Bates 05/12/2012 13:50
The best of the Go-Betweens - and that's no little feat, as almost every G-B album is great. Delightful melancholy pop. Amazing melodists at their peak.
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