The La's (studio album) by The La's
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The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.5/100, a mean average of 76.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.0.
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Wonderful! Pure delight. They had immense potential it's a shame this was their only album. I've compared them to the next REM but they were the first and only The LAs.
Great pop sensibility, Good
Fairly void of substance, but gratifying nonetheless. There She Goes is head and shoulders above the rest to be quite honest.
I own this. Need to give it another listen.
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
Favorite Tracks:Liberty Ship
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.
this should of been played more on the radio than it did this was great pop rock with hooks and harmony
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.
Fantastic, hook filled fun!
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