16 Lovers Lane (studio album) by The Go-Betweens

16 Lovers Lane
16 Lovers Lane by The Go-Betweens
Year: 1988
Overall rank: 1,134th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 217 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1988 (18th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (175th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,134th)
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16 Lovers Lane is ranked as the best album by The Go-Betweens.

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 217 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.2/100, a mean average of 78.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.9.

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70/100
From 01/31/2021 20:56
This was what I needed at the moment. Nothing too spectacular or groundbreaking, I suspect I will have forgotten all about this in a week or two, but while it was on, it was highly enjoyable. A lovely little collection of romantic super catchy pop songs with Clouds and Quiet Heart being the ones that stood out. There was a period of time where I would be excited about this kind of album and would play it non-stop ( I wanna say about a decade ago, not 100% sure, maybe a bit more).
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100/100
From 11/15/2020 18:09
Australian jangle pop legends the Go-Betweens really just had this one great album. Everything else they've done has felt patchy to me. I think what makes 16 Lovers Lane such a success is its simplicity and unity of vision: heavy on mellow guitars, light on synths, and jam-packed with the poetry of their native Queensland. The end result is an album emotionally split somewhere between the giddy pleasure of a newfound crush and unabashed heartbreak.
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60/100
From 05/14/2020 11:32
I have to confess to having heard people talk about the Go-betweens since I was a teen, but never listened to them. Not sure why. So when I gave this a go, I found a collection of good, original songs, but nothing more. Nice.
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75/100
From 04/22/2020 19:11
I hear a lot of Television in the vocals and even Men at Work can be traced. Strong pop collection. Not my cup of tea these days but still in my top 20. Based on 3 listens.
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From 01/20/2018 14:47
Certainly an improvement over the last album and ultimately quite good.
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85/100
From 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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From 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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From 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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From 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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90/100
From 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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