16 Lovers Lane (album) by The Go-Betweens

16 Lovers Lane
16 Lovers Lane by The Go-Betweens
Year: 1988
Overall rank: 1,047th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 198 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1988 (17th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (157th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,047th)
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The Go-Betweens ‎– 16 Lovers Lane CD 1988 Original Mushroom Records ‎– D 38950
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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 198 votes)
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3 days ago Glitterboiii  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 4,53588/100
 
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05/14/2020 11:30 Burttheswimmer  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 44563/100
 
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05/05/2020 10:21 Rafion  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 73479/100
 
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05/05/2020 01:44 Rivera  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,53482/100
 
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05/04/2020 13:09 ThuramThugood  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 52867/100

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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 78.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 79.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.3.

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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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75/100
From 01/20/2018 14:47
Certainly an improvement over the last album and ultimately quite good.
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Rating:  
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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100/100
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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Rating:  
95/100
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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Rating:  
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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85/100
From 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 06/08/2012 23:38
Great album from the eighties. "Streets" alone is worth the price of admission.
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