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

The La's by The La's
Year: 1990
Overall rank: 647th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 463 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1990 (9th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (109th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (647th)
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The La's is ranked 1st best out of 2 albums by The La's on BestEverAlbums.com.

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The La's track list

  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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Rating: 83 (97 votes)Comments: 1
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Rating: 90 (197 votes)Comments: 4
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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 463 votes)
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05/08/2024 21:13 javicho07  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,97682/100
 
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04/18/2024 15:11 saltysurprise  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,60384/100
 
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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 77.4/100, a mean average of 76.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.0.

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From 09/01/2023 16:27
Good album, There She Goes is wonderful. Only three weak tracks towards the end followed by Looking Glass which is a great closer and by far the longest track on the album. The rest of the tracks are short and sweet. Such a shame this was their only album.
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75/100
From 06/18/2023 09:44
Good 90s indie rock album, There She Goes and Looking Glass are amazing, Feelin' is very good and the rest is ok.
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90/100
From 09/23/2022 05:17
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.
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Rating:  
80/100
From 02/03/2022 13:26
Great pop sensibility, Good
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70/100
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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