The La's (studio album) by The La's

The La's by The La's
Year: 1990
Overall rank: 660th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 426 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1990 (9th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (116th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (660th)
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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 426 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.6/100, a mean average of 76.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.1.

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80/100
From 02/03/2022 13:26
Great pop sensibility, Good
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From 09/03/2021 23:41
Fairly void of substance, but gratifying nonetheless. There She Goes is head and shoulders above the rest to be quite honest.
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From 03/25/2021 00:31
I own this. Need to give it another listen.
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From 09/29/2019 07:59
Widely regarded as one of the best "One Album Wonders" in modern music . It's hard to argue otherwise with that wonderful blend of guitar sweet pop hooks and undeniably not 1 but 2 perfect tracks in 'There She Goes' ( could it be about drugs ? "There she blows / There she blows again / Pulsing through my vein") and 'Way Out' . It hardly seems fair

Unfortunately its not perfect with a couple of WTF misfires in "I.O.U" ( "you must eat your porridge " - Yew ! ) and 'Freedom Song' (The Doors 'Alabama Song' anyone ??) spoiling a sweet broth

Legend has it that Lee Mavers to this very day isn't happy with the final (Steve Lillywhite) album and has vowed never to release another until this album is re-recorded to his satisfaction. Well Lee its 29 years and counting , remove 2 tracks and jobs done . Easy
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90/100
From 07/20/2019 18:10
Favorite Tracks:Liberty Ship
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85/100
From 06/06/2019 08:17
This is actually really fascinating in terms of the influences and different kinds of songwriting there are at the core of most of these songs. Also, you can definitely hear the Gallaghers riffing on this heavily throughout Oasis's career.
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From 05/29/2019 04:30
this should of been played more on the radio than it did this was great pop rock with hooks and harmony
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From 02/23/2019 18:52
This is an interesting and enjoyable album - hasn't quite landed as being great for me but rather a really good album. It has a real 60's sound with Van Morrison and the Kinks coming out for me. Even the production has that low-budget 60's sound - not in any bad way, it gives the album an authentic feel.
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From 09/04/2018 02:57
Fantastic, hook filled fun!
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From 06/04/2018 20:15
Simple tunes capped off with the explosive "Looking Glass." Fantastic album!
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