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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: 1,073rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 177 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 20 albums of 1988 (18th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (168th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,073rd)

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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 (1,073rd) Lower ranked (2,621st) »
-16 Lovers LaneLiberty Belle & The Black Diamond Express

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16 Lovers Lane ratings

Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 177 votes)
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80/100
04/13/2019 05:43
75/100
 
95/100
04/12/2019 18:33
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04/04/2019 21:05
95/100
 
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03/24/2019 09:47
78/100
 
70/100
03/20/2019 18:19
73/100

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Rating:  
75/100
Certainly an improvement over the last album and ultimately quite good.
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Rating:  
85/100
From Onater
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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100/100
From TheHutts
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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95/100
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
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
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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100/100
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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