This is unexpectedly excellent! Nearly flawless poppy alt rock. "There She Goes" is properly timeless, as I was very surprised to learn this was its origin - I assumed it must be a cover of something that had been around since the 60s or 70s! There are a lot of great tracks besides that one, though. "I Can't Sleep" and "Timeless Melody" are both awesome, but my fave track award has to go to the closing phantasmagorical wonder "Looking Glass"...
I only knew "There She Goes" from this ("There She Goes" is a 5). So based on that perfect pop song, along with the fact it's on this list, I was expecting great things. It's not the perfect pop album some claim it is. You know what is the perfect pop album from a similar time? "Girlfriend" by Matthew Sweet. Girlfriend is a 5, and somehow that perfect pop album isn't on this list. But The La's is? I don't get it. The album is fine, it just doesn't need to be on this list. Put Matthew Sweet on here instead. Still love "There She Goes" though. But one perfect song does not a great album make.
Pretty confused on how this album is included in a "must listen before you die" list. It's just generic early 90s alt rock, nothing special to it at all.
Perfect jangle pop, it's never been done better. If only The La's could have been happy with this album and released many other albums, the world would not have needed or noticed the overrated Oasis. I don't know why the band couldn't be satisfied, but I'm glad, at least, that this got released. It's happy and poppy, yet it is still one of the most enjoyable albums of the 90's
This kinda sounds like if The Beatles had come up during the late 80s alt/college rock scene and I’m all about it.
This album does what a lot of albums through the 90s tried to do, but not many came to the level that The La's did. Each song stands alone and has its own character without feeling too uncohesive as a whole for the album. And it's got There She Goes, so...
End to end greatness - snotty, melodic, great musicianship and then there’s ‘There She Goes’ throughly fun and enjoyable.
As much as I love "There she goes", it can't carry the whole album
‘’The La’s” by The La’s (1990). La? Why La? (inside joke for fans of Derek and the Dominos). “La” is “lad” in Liverpool dialect. I might rather have titled this album “The Ho’s” by The Hums. The songs feature lyrics that employ excessive obscurity in the dutiful service of meaninglessness. The point is, one must assume, not the words, but the sounds. And the sounds are a slight improvement over bad rock from the 60s. On a song entitled “Timeless Melody”, a serious listener would naturally have high expectations for the melody. But nope. Subpar lead vocal which absolutely requires reverb—not good. Otherwise, competent instrumentals and backing vocals, but nothing to applaud. One highlight on this album: “There She Goes” is cool, but when she’s gone, there’s not much left. A one hit wonder from a one album blunder. This album is Herman’s Hermits trying to learn from U2. Keep studying, lads. 2/5
This was okay, but no real stand out songs aside from "There She Goes." Everything basically blended together. This whole time I thought a woman sung There She Goes, but I think I was just misremembering the song.
The definitive scouse album. Cosmic stuff!
This is fucking awesome.
Good album this. There's a smash hit which is not at all representative of the rest, which is a good thing
This was a good album. I really liked it. The last track was exceptionally great imo. That is all.
It's brilliant. I think I know every note. The most famous song is probably the worst in it. Like The Stone Roses, just so frustrating they didn't make more at their peak.
banger pretty fucking good i like yep
Probably heard this a 100 times and is still awesome.
This album fuckin rules.
One of the greatest songs ever written and some other great songs. I own this on vinyl and couldn't hit the 5 button faster!
All I knew ahead of time is There She Goes, mostly from So I Married an Axe Murderer (which I watched again this summer and it has held up pretty well). I like this album! Different songs remind me of different bands --- lots of REM sounds, a bit of U2 and The Beatles, British Invasion era Rolling Stones and The Kinks, and even an iota of The Monkees. None of that is bad. The song Feelin' has me feelin' pretty darn good. (It's just too short!) Would have rated it a 4 after the first listen. Rounding up to 5 after the second.
Really enjoyed this, only knew one song well, but it wasn't even the one I liked most. My favourites were son of a gun, doledrum, timeless melody, and the absolute best was looking glass. Just wish they had done more, but better one 5 🌟 album than five 1 🌟 ones!
Love it... first 5 star album. Always loved "There She Goes", hadn't heard the rest, and am glad that I did!
This album surprised me with being better than I thought it would be. Listened to it almost three times in a day. The songs are interesting, and they didn't all sound the same.
It’s some good Brit pop. And has “there she goes” on it.
There she goes again!!!
muito bom salvei lá
What a fantastic album, captures the spirit and feel of classic 60s British pop (is it Mersybeat) better than any British pop album I can think of. It manages to sound both fresh and nostalgic at the same time. And every song is a winner. Of course the omnipresent There She Gies is the hilight, the song everyone knows but no one knows who sings it. I love this album for its sound, its gorgeous and utterly tasteful production but mostly for its fantastic songs. 5 🌟
Never heard this before but it’s quite good! Awesome early 90s alt rock. Bit of a “one hit wonder” with There She Goes, but honestly every song on this album could have been a massive hit.
Really the only question is do you like this style of music...early Kinks, mersey beat, brit jangle pop? Because if you do...this album is quite nearly perfect. Song after song pure pop perfection. Gorgeous melodies, tasteful, beautiful arrangements, sweet ringing guitars. For my sensibilities it is, as said...nearly perfect. 5 🌟
Never heard of this band, and this was great! Halfway through the album, brace for a "oh, the version I know (and kind of hate) was a COVER?!"
A record in my sweet spot, a high water mark of my college radio prime. I still have the vinyl shared promotionally by the record co. Every cut works well on its terms, and the record is the antithesis of the one-hit-wonder in that sense, but it’s hard to believe they never made another album – sound like the perfect got to be the enemy of the good. The final track still amazes, pulling together the records many to build something new; the whole is very much more the sum of its parts, which might also be said of the record a whole.
Enjoyed much more than I thought I would. Reminded me of Small Faces?
1990. Key Songs: Son of a Gun, There She Goes
Solid power pop album. Really great stuff in here, espec I Can't Sleep and Looking Glass. And, There She Goes is an all-timer. This one will get repeat listens, for sure.
det här var fan rätt bra alltså
A solid early indie album. Good for 1990, I can hear lots of bands took influence from this later in the decade
Has the song there she goes. This is a very fun album.
I actually knew a few of these songs, but never knew the band's name.
This album was right up our alley. Also had a famous song "There she goes" that we know by heart, but had no idea who it was by. Now we know! Very good listen as an album, but the songs at the end were a little too slow to give it the full five stars.
Good British rock. It sounds a bit old school for the 80's, but I'm not complaining.
I've heard them before, but after this I will look into them more.
Somewhere between the Smashing Pumpkins and R.E.M. The La's sit comfortably with an early 90s rock sound that has definitely been influenced by 60s and 70s classic rock. It's a shame that they only managed one album however this one album does have a range of tracks. It seems to blend punk, rock, shoegaze and indie. I could listen to this again, 7/10
Suenan como "The Beatles" :-)
Good album, too bad they didn't do more. Didn't know "There She Goes" was by The La's.
There she gooooooes. Cuasi plagio Timeless melody.
I reeeeally liked this
Gotta love those strong Liverpool accents coming through in this album. It’s got a real folk sound but I’ve also read this album be described as some of the first Brit pop.
Great album. Only ever heard there she goes previously but thought whole album was great.
Guitar, like it.
Nice guitar part, but too quiet voice. Some very good rock tracks, but there are some very noisy tracks on the album.
Пока что самый внятный альбом из тех, что были. Чёткие, лаконичные мелодии, приятные мотивы, не сливающееся в нечто аморфное. Думал, что нечто подобное и будет основу списка составлять. Похоже на то, чему я при определённых условиях в параллельной вселенной мог бы заебенить пятёру.
Peak jangle pop. Fun, nostalgic, and "There She Goes" brings back a lot of memories. Gorgeous.
Very diverse but it all rocks! Ahead of their time at some times and a great throwback to invasion rock at others. Some of the songs get repetitive lyrically but they're generally catchy and most are under three minutes long. Refreshingly, nearly all of the album was different than There She Goes, even if it is a good song on it's own.
I forgot how much I adore "Looking Glass".
THIS IS SNOOP DOGG
Jangly with lighter and darker moments, great chilled pop
Short and sweet. Good stuff. Will listen to again.
Pre britpop inspiration.
Fun album, variable quality in places, but overall enjoyable, and I would listen again.
Mostly nondescript but catchy songs. Recognized "There She Goes" from every movie ever. Everything else was new to me. I liked "Liberty Ship" and "All By Myself". There aren't really any standouts but there are no bad songs on the album, and the songs that are on there tend to grow on you.
A surprisingly enjoyable album to listen to. Mostly calm and melodic, the album doesn't feel samey in any place and the lead vocalist has a great voice.
This seems like a perfect album for the transition from gloomy 80's Brit rock to more upbeat Brit pop. Feels like a direct gateway to Oasis, but even Ned's Atomic Dustbin or Teenage Fanclub before them. There She Goes has been so overplayed that I can't stand listening to it, but the other tracks are quite solid. I Can't Sleep and Timeless Melody are catchy but with enough musical and vocal edge to it. Doledrum reminds me of another British band & song that I can't quite put my finger on, though the guitar work is a bit too poppy for me. But maybe it was intended to be more rockabilly like Feelin' sounds like. Overall, I'd say that even when one song might let me down a bit, the very next song picked me right back up. A very solid album.
I really liked the style combination here of Britpop and Liverpool. Very raw, but a couple of the tracks felt too underdeveloped. Did not know “There She Goes” was originally theirs. Of the albums I’ve heard for the first time, this one I’ve liked best.
This album grew on me. I suppose people think of There She Goes but I found myself re-listening to a number of tracks, especially all the F’s: Freedom Song, feelin’, and Failure. Makes me want to learn more about this group.
These are some tight songs! Well-performed, excellent guitar work especially. Largely upbeat, fun jangle pop with a sort of indie/britpop edge. Looking Glass is also a killer closer. Grateful to have heard this.
Five stars for ‘There She Goes’, one of the finest compositions. The rest is pretty middling to me to be honest, good just not great. Cover art is sick.
Like it all. Not a bad track on it.
I’ve loved “There She Goes” since it came out and listen to it routinely still, but for some reason remained unfamiliar with the rest of this album. The opening song “Son of a Gun” is easy-breezy and drew me in immediately. Really liked “Timeless Melody.” Seems like I’m in for some nice 90’s pop… There were several nautical-themed tracks that I am adding to my boat playlist - “Liberty Ship” and “Doldrums”. “Feelin’” is catchy as hell. As the album progresses the darker tones become increasingly obvious (“Freedom Song”, “Failure”). This culminates in “Looking Glass” where the poppy confection struggles and drowns as you realize just how dark a circus this has been.
"There She Goes" is an absolutely perfect song and it's understandable why it is the ubiquitous soundtrack to every joyful moment in the 90s (and the "Gilmore Girls" pilot). If I were to go to Tower Records back in the day and get the album it came from because I liked this song so much, I would have had certain expectations I wanted it to live up to. This was always the gamble when buying an album. Well, I should have bought it then, because it delivered! I love this music. The first other standout song to me was "Doldrum." Next were "I Can't Sleep" and "Feelin'." But there was nothing I didn't enjoy on this jangly, awesome album!
This is a solid album. It's wild that it's their only album. As a stand-alone album, separate from any story about why it's their only, it's just really solid edgy organic rock with a nice pop feel, and I don't mean "pop" in a negative way. They have a feel for songwriting and song performing, even though I've read they don't like how the album came out. "There She Goes," the one song of their with which I was familiar already, is still one of my favorite songs. Something about that song makes it stand the test of time for me; sounds like it could've been written in the 60s or today.
Was okay, a few decent songs
Better than you'd imagine given the quality of the single.
Ein wirklich gutes Album
Listened to this album previously, it's an enjoyable one from start to finish.
More gritty than I was expecting. Great proto-Brit pop
Nice piece of 90's power-pop, reminiscent of the 60's and the Monkees (who in turn of course were a parody of the Beatles) Scouse Powerpop didn't change much from Moptoppery and Merseybeatism to this late millenium version, but you do have to admire the craft of "There She Goes" as a piece of pure pop. Also like "Way Out" and I.O.U. nbot in my collection but worth a listen.
better than i thought late 80's sound.
Like most people, I mostly know The La's from soundtracks. I will say though that this album is pretty catchy in general and the production is on point. Very full and crisp.
My primary experience with the La's is the appearance of "There She Goes" on the "How I Married an Axe Murder" soundtrack. I probably checked out a few other tracks from the band because of "There She Goes", but I can't say for sure. The La's fits in with other bands that I would have been listening to at the time that this album came out (Blur, The Lightning Seeds, The Ocean Blue). I still have a soft spot for that sound, even if it feels strongly anchored to the 90s. I still like "There She Goes". "Son of a Gun", "Feelin'", and "Timeless Melody" grabbed my attention. Overall, I enjoyed the album enough to listen to the bonus tracks on the extended edition.
Un altre dels petits clàssics d'un lloc i un moment determinats. Banda que apareix, entrega una col.lecció de cançons brillants, i desapareix. 'There She Goes' és un dels singles més importants dels 90, però el disc no només viu d'ella. 'Timeless Melody' és igual de bona, sinó més. 'Son of a Gun' comença el disc amb molt bon peu... Malauradament, la segona cara baixa clarament el llistó i allunya el disc de ser l'obra mestra que de vegades apunta clarament a ser
Rating: 7/10 Best songs: There she goes, Way out
Great album of course - used to be standard 4.5/5-star for me ..but then in 2006 a BBC in Session album was released with superior versions of many songs. This make it a bit difficult to rate it as 5-star.
Not what I was expecting, having only heard There She Goes before. Heavily inspired by the Kinks, and a good listen.
Sounds like this album was a major stepping stone in the creation of britpop. It's well worth a listen if you like jangle pop or folk rock.
This is a fun album
Leuke muziek, 1 hitje maar de rest overtuigt niet
One of the great British 90’s albums, that sounds like it’s from the 60’s. There she goes is a masterpiece. A solid 4 star album.
Played it to death when I first bought it and couldn’t bear to listen to it for years. Reminded how great it is. Brilliant guitar pop. Loads of hooks. Short songs that never outstay their welcome. The only one I don’t get is Freedom Song. Doesn’t work for me.
Quite lovely, really, all the magic dust bullshit aside.
A lot more depth and breadth than I was expecting from "There She Goes" and Cast's output. A northern REM.
Suprisingly enjoyed this one - an easy listen whilst working.
Really enjoyed this album, very pleasant
Ah. What a talent was there. Near the top of the list of 'what would a second album have sounded like'. Hard to take that we got Cast instead.
There sheee goooeeesss. The album is actually solid, probably not something I'd listen to regularly but I would have loved to see them in the early 90's at a small club, drink beers, and dance like an idiot.
I liked this. Very catchy
Although I'm tired beyond words of "There She Goes", the rest of the album was really enjoyable. I added it, and will gladly listen to it again.
Like many listeners I only knew that beautiful single, so was looking forward to the album. So it begins with a bunch of great pop songs, culminating in "There She Goes." That song deserves its place as a soundtrack favourite: jangly, sweet guitars and those glorious, uplifting harmonies. Pure pop perfection. Then it starts getting interesting, a bit of rock, and some more introspective stuff. "Looking Glass" is a psychedelic masterpiece, I love how it finishes in a whirring blur. A bit of tightening and this is a five star album. I wish they'd recorded more. This is a great debut with a couple of great songs.
Hi- Son of a Gun, Timeless Melody, There She Goes, Doledrum Lo- Liberty Ship Son of a Gun is a great, bright and bouncy opener...In fact the first 3 tracks are bangers that get you moving, and without wearing out their welcome proceeds to the next track. Liberty Ship doesn't make much sense to me and is easily skippable, but luckily it proceeds to the fantastic There She Goes (made more famous by the Sixpense None The Richer cover), and Doledrum. The La's really don't draw things out (true to their name), providing a mostly excellent 90's British rock experience that might feel more down-to-earth than the likes of in-your-facers Oasis or big-budget sensations Stone Roses.
The albums starts out pretty good. Very catchy songs that aren’t bad to listen too. The last three songs on the album are terrible. I can see myself listening this album in the future.
This is a real odd artifact. Aside from the ubiquitous hit (instantly familiar though I couldn’t come up with any context for recollection) I didnt know a thing about this band. A real odd mix of (to my ear) 60s britpop and psychedelic, some 70s American rock but also Velvets-sequel avant-garde alternative, and perhaps more obscure influences at play. Still wrestling over whether it is essentially just genre mash-up or actual invention. Audacious enough for a bunch of kids to grab an extra star.
One hit wonder with an REM vibe.
Fun little album. I was convinced going in that this was a one-hit wonder whose one hit was played better by multiple other bands, but they won me over. Best track: There She Goes
This is very good, nice tunes and pleasant sounds.
Well I, for one, had no idea that There She Goes was a cover song. That's cool, and the original sounds good (though it makes me feel less kindly about the cover, since it's virtually the same as the original). This album has a fun energy to it. A lot of the songs are upbeat. Other songs inexplicably sound as if The Who were fronted by the lead singer of Smashmouth. Those songs are less good. Still, this is a good album overall and one that I'd like to come back to 4/5
This is a good album, I only really knew there she goes before listening to it a few months back for the first time. Was happy to listen to the album again
Like most people, my first impression upon hearing this was the album to hear was "The La's is a very stupid name for a band", and while that thought never left my head, their debut, and only, album, was actually a welcome surprise of energetic pop rock that reminds me of Oasis if Oasis was good. It is only sad that it seems the band could not figure their shit together enough to create a follow up, there was real potential here. Standouts: Timeless Melody, I Can't Sleep
Good album. Not the genre I’d really listen to on my own, but I could see a few songs ending up on repeat.
Nothing groundbreaking but just a really well executed album. Sounds like a 90s version of a Beatles album. Favorites were "I Can't Sleep" and "Way Out".
Ganska tamt. Poppigt och väldigt ospännande.
There she goes band. I’m really sucking at listening at these luckily it gives me time to listen at my own pace.
1/5 Cool album. Standout Tracks: I Can't Sleep, Freedom Song
therrre shee goes
Jangly. It's fun reading the Wikipedia page and learning the band disowned it because it didn't fit their "vision". Curious what that was. Kind of a pretty standard pop-rock record. Favorite tracks: "Timeless Melody", "Way Out"
Whether you like this album or not is really born out of your feelings about the music it helped spawn. The lone album from Liverpudlians The La's is often accredited for influencing key Brit Pop acts like Oasis, with the same credibility and obsessive UK music press praise as the Stone Roses' self-titled album. Much like Oasis' early records, La's principle songwriter Lee Mavers was clearly very influenced by the british invasion and it shows in these very punchy numbers that land somewhere between straight forward and off-kiltered. I am slightly biased because I grew up loving British Invasion music as well as the Brit Pop movement of the 90s, but those influences aside It's such a northern record of its time and yet somehow completely out of step with the decade in which it was released. Easily accessible, jangly, and bit neurotic lyrically, it's one that holds a lot of its credibility well. Favorite tracks: There She Goes (almost a perfect song), IOU, Son of A Gun
Not too exciting
Pretty solid English punk. Couple standout tracks such as there she goes and timeless melody and way out.
Everything you expect from The LA’s. Jingly, Jangly, guitars, catchy tunes and their monster hit. It’s not a stand out from the crowd album and most of it passes by in the background. Just inoffensive.
Solid album quite poppy liked it
It’s ok. Waited ages for ‘There she goes’
I can smell the fish n’ chips and cigarette smoke through the 90’s angst and good times.
Feels pretty unique. Like a more folksy kinks?? Nothing really jumped out, but I enjoyed it overall
É legal, bem o que se espera de rock inglês da década de 80
Fun. I've always loved There She Goes, but their other songs have a different sound to them. Cool, but I didn't make it through the whole deluxe album. Needed a break from his voice eventually.
This one deserves another listen - I loved how fluidly this album moved through genres, and though they didn't always excite me there are definitely tracks worth returning to on this one
Enjoyable 'rooty' pop music similar to many va NB ds in the 69s. Enjoyable bopping to.
This is more music to me then the Beauty Boys. I know one song of the album of the La's. 'There She Goes' has not been a hit in the Netherlands. But it is aired some times on the radio. Although an eighties band they have a sixties sound. I could listen to it and to me this is reasonably nice music. But don't think I will especially look for it.
Good album. a good few songs on it
There she goes, and other songs.
🤷🏼♂️ erg rustig
Bra, inte dåligt. Inte riktigt min smak dock. Inget sticker ut
Was only familiar with 'There She Goes', middle of album was solid.
There She Goes is amazing, though nothing else really comes that close on the album. It's all fine, but nothing very remarkable.
Nice background music in the morning
Ну норм но вообще так себе однообразненько
I was going to slag this off initially, but I got into it more. Hard to say exactly HOW much I enjoyed it
Kul spilling, ok standard låtskriving, litt grovlete, nasal 90's synging og aksent. Fin kort lengde på sangene, så ingenting har nok tid til å bli alt for irriterende. Forstår ikke helt hvorfor dette albumet ligger så høyt på så mange lister, men kanskje det trenger flere lyttinger. Alt i alt helt greit. Fin nok sound, men ingenting imponerende eller nyskapende som jeg kan høre. Straight 3.
Folk rock indie
Pop de los 90, sin mucha sustancia
Un bon album rock des 90s. 3.25
Pleasantly jangly. 6/10
Good catchy tunes. I could listen to this again.
brought back some memories
Ah, das geheimnisumwitterte Lost Album. Und schon wieder hatte ich keine Zeit, tiefer in die wabernden Nebel aus Drogensumpf, Perfektionismus, böser Presse, schlechtem Timing und dem großen Schatten der Beatles einzusteigen, der seit 1990 über dem kleinen Stückchen Platz am Mersey liegt, auf dem sich die La's verkrochen haben. Und deshalb einfach so das ganze Album ein weiteres Mal gehört. Gefällt mir gut mit seinem klassischen Janglepop-Ansatz, wirklich schöne Songs dabei und auch ein paar Filler. Ur-3 für mich. Und jetzt warte ich weiter bis mich die Nebel hineinziehen und an einer nur ihnen bekannten Ecke in Nordwestengland wieder ausspucken.
Scouse indie. BT: Son of a Gun, There She Goes, Failure
It has some nice songs around the half of the album and forth. Otherwise pretty forgettable.
Can’t quite stretch to a four however a great album with some really strong songs
I liked 'feelin', 'freedom', and, of course, 'there she goes'. 'there she goes' is such a banger, every time. The others were good.
Бритпоп эз из. Жанр, на который у меня никогда особой эрекции не было, даже на самых видных представителей. но к альбому постарался подойти с открытым сердцем — и, в общем-то, получил как опровержение, так и подтверждение своих опасений. вообще, надо сказать, начинается пластинка довольно бодро — первые три песни оставили норм впечатление, и цепляющие и сыграны вкусно. Потом был большой хит «There she goes» — и я поднапрягся, потому что это буквально напоминало практически одноименную песню вельвет андеграунд, только в несколько раз хуже, менее интересно и с какими-то абсолютно рандомными прыжками между фальцетом и грудным голосом. Ну и, на самом деле, всё было downhill from here. Большая проблема этой музыки лично для меня — она пиздец как лениво написана. я не то чтобы сторонник традиционных форм по типу «куплет-припев-бридж», но некоторые композиционные решения просто ничем не обоснованы. песни то слишком короткие, то искусствено растянутые какими-то не связанными между собой партиями. В целом-то слушабельно, но как-то напрягает, что по сути поп-альбом похож по построению песен на условный Примус. Ну и текста, они вообще никогда сильной стороной брит-попа не были (здесь появляется скриншот с отсутствующим определением слова «Wonderwall» в словарях), но какая-то ебала про «он зэ стритс фор ноуледж ю маст ит ё поридж» это че-то совсем уж стыд ебаный. По классике понравилась последняя тема, прямо очень хорошая, в таком бы формате хоть половину альбома... а так ну. 3/5, но допускаю, что когда-нибудь возвращусь переслушать
It feels very basic pop'y, I'm not a fan, but "There She Goes" bumps it up to a 3 haha.
estuvo bastante bueno la verdad, no esperaba que me gustara pq nunca habias escuchado de la banda pero la verdad estuvo bastante placentero cool vibes
Some songs were a little too country-twangy and the ending was a little bit stress inducing. Overall not enough energy, but not bad.
An album I'd always been aware of (a favourite of the 2 for £10 bargain bin at HMV), but never listened to - mainly because of their most (only?) famous song, "Here She Goes" which I must have ambiently heard hundreds of times from adverts and whatnot. It's a great song in isolation, but it can only be taken so many times. To my surprise, the majority of the album is much more muscular than "Here She Goes" and has a clear connection with the old Merseybeat and British Invasion style bands from the 60s - almost power pop. I even checked out some of the BBC live sets they made after reading about Lee Mavers' dislike for the album recordings and preferred these in some ways, a sharper and slightly more modern sound than the actual LP. It's influence on Britpop (a shameful mark on British musical history) is easy to hear, but it feels superior and better crafted than it's later counterparts. A solid 3.
today I learned the name of the band that does There She Goes. I hope they at least got minorly wealthy off all of those 90s movies.
One hit wonder. Nothing memorable other than there she goes.
Memorable scouse campfire songs
Interesting, nice to have in the background
un pasadon en comparación con todo lo demás
Very mediocre album
Pretty good, had never heard of them but clear how much influence this album had on Oasis and various other Brit bands from the 90s. Would relisten.
It was ok. My initial reaction was "I've never heard of this band" and then heard "There She Goes" and said, "Oh, I know this song." I enjoyed the album but don't think I'd go out of my way to listen again.
Not a bad album for a style that's normally one that I'm not into. I was surprised to see that if came out back in 1990. It definitely sounds like it's from a little later in the 90s to me.
The album starts pretty strong with Son of a Gun into I can't sleep. There She Goes is a 90 movies classic bop.
It's okay. Not really my type of music.
The 90s indie pop sound in a nutshell
Op het ene hitje na kende ik dit niet, maar vond het best ok eigenlijk. Ga ik nog eens luisteren.
Mooi dat hitje en ik vind die nineties sound tof, maar de plaat in zijn geheel wat wisselend.
Ik had met het hitje moeten beginnen denk ik..
Scraped in at a 3 because of There She Goes
Non very imaginative song writing, but a fun little listen 1-2 songs at a time. I almost didn't even listen to this because of "There She Goes": one of the most annoying songs I've heard. Knock Me Down and Son of a Gun were standouts on this album. I'm glad that I gave it a chance.
So this is the album that has "There She Goes" - good to know! The album as a whole is decent, but other than the well-known hit I already mentioned, I wouldn't say there's anything else on this album that really grabbed me.
Schön zu hören.
There She Goes is pop perfection. Everything else on here was middle of the road. Definitely listenable, but I'm only returning back to that single.
Pretty average, not very exciting.
I thought I hadn't heard of the La's before but apparently I have. Timeless Melody! I know this from Pearl Jam bootlegs. I knew it was a cover but never bothered to look up the original. Great song. "There She Goes" - Again, I've heard this but never knew or looked up the author. I guess their biggest hit. Makes sense, feel like I remember this from various 90's rom-com type things. Overall, a pretty good record. It's a genre I enjoy so I'm probably biased. Not world shattering.
nothing new for me listening this.
The first half grows in short bursts toward the familiar "There She Goes". Not quite unremarkable pop, but definitely past-worshipping for '90. On the other hand, a band that can move lithely through varied emotional terrain. The second half stretches a bit more, in the way debut albums tend to do - partially successful. But that eight-minute closer is, more than the hit, what makes this a curious album in retrospect. I suppose that's the way it goes: Sometimes you end on that note and then just fade.
not too memorable on a first listen but i’ll revisit
A mixed bag of indie sounds, some still sounding fresh, others dated. Overall quite enjoyable and entertaining
Started out really good but by the 5th song I was done.
Halvbra album. Låter ibland som The Stone Roses och lite mer sällan som The Smiths. The La's når dock nästan aldrig upp till något som är i närheten så intressant eller bra som tidigare nämnda band. The La's är ena rejäla one hit wonders, med There She Goes. Och det är en riktig hit, med en catchig refräng (iofs är typ hela låten en refräng) och lite smithskt vemod. Förutom There She Goes är det bästa Timeless Melody, Feelin', och den fina, utdragna avslutningen Looking Glass. Looking Glass är med sina knappa 8 minuter typ den enda låten på albumet som är över 3 minuter (There She Goes är 3:01), vilket ändå känns lite slappt va?? Avrundar uppåt från 2,5/5. Bästa låt: There She Goes.
It was okay, but not a repeat listen. Average alternative pop rock from the 90s. 2.5/5
Enjoyable and definitely a first. The only song I think I’d ever heard here before was There She Goes
Second Listen. Still very enjoyable. There she goes is a perfect Alternative song. The rest of the album is still growing on me. Some of the songs have a modern 60's feel to them. So many great songs on this album. 3/5
It was okay. "There She Goes" is obviously a big hit, but the rest seemed kind of common for the era. Nothing stood out. But hey, okay isn't too shaby.
It's alright, nothing that really stands out.
Got tired towards the end. Not very sure but There She Goes is certainly a spark in this album.
Sound heavily Beatles influenced but solid enough.
This is very hyped but it was fairly average
I had high hopes for this album. But it was fairly lackluster
The album smelled a bit like Hollies mixed with Searchers, prompting the British press to call them "the greatest band in the universe". Rolling Stone magazine speaks of One Album Wonders.... Well,... (6/10) FT: There She Goes, Feelin'
Czlowiek sie ludzi, ze gdzies to juz slyszal, a nie slyszal, wyspiarsko indyjskim rokiem zalatuje, ale takim ktory moglby byc popularny, najblizej temu do oasisa z tego co znam, brak opisow w najblizszych dniach, pan Lee Mavers wydaje sie ciekawa postac po przesluchaniu tej plyty
I only knew the La's from the song There She Goes. The album sounded okay, but will probably not listen again.
Being a big Fleetwood Mac fan this is kinda giving me the same feel especially Son of a Gun it carries a simplicity and just works. I’ve said that a few times but that’s the thing with music sometimes keeping it simple works. And not really knowing any of The La’s music it’s a pleasant surprise listening to their music for the first time. Little disappointed by the second half of the album definitely let’s it done but does obtain a difference from other albums.
Its good but its too, \"sounds like\" .. for me. Liked the song Looking glass.
britpop in wording
90’s light rock radio staples, with some late 60’s British Invasion sounds in the deep cuts.
Surprised by how much I liked this one. Pleasant enough that I even listened to some of the demo tracks on the "deluxe" edition
There She Goes and other songs by the band who did There She Goes
It's all about dated now and given how Cast didn't really go anywhere either it's a bit of a misplaced cult record
It's basically a British version of 5440, but then There She Goes comes out of nowhere in the middle. Pretty solid early 90s Alternative.
Never heard of the band, cover communicates nothing, and the looong track list also betrays no theme or personality. The short opening song is intriguing enough and I am rather enjoying I Can't Sleep. To me the first few songs sound like if the Ramones and Tom Petty got together to start a band inspired by the Monkees. Unfancy rock and roll. Fine, good, but unexceptional. Ah, there it is. There She Goes. So I do know something by this band. Genuinely fantastic song. Possibly, maybe, a top 1000 song. But one song doesn't make a top 1000 album. The album rocks along from there quite nicely until Looking Glass, at which it grinds to a painful stop. The first 11 songs I'd give 4 stars but the whole thing only gets 3.
There she goes again
Love the song There She Goes. The rest of the album is ok.
"There She Goes" is a good song, but I never even thought about who actually sang it. The rest of the album is easy to listen to, and enjoyable even if nothing stands out on it. I'm giving it a 3 because in all likelihood I'll never listen to it again. Just a bit too poppy for my tastes.
Pretty good album, though it feels very dated. Might have been 8-9/10 in 1990, but in 2022 its more enjoyable as a relic of the early 90s than as a music album. Still, I can see why it is in this list, as it probably influenced quite a lot of later successful artists.
Pretty good! Tailed off at the end. Some bangers.
The 1 hit is great. Didn’t love the rest.
Ik vind het wel lekkere pop-muziek. Het nummer "There She Goes" is de favoriet maar dat komt waarschijnlijk omdat ik dat nummer al ken. ***
Two hit wonders… rest was just okay
Like the Lee mavers story and shame it wasn't up to his standard. Some of its forgettable tbf though
I was scared that it may be one hit album, but another songs were not bad at all, there she goes slaps hard, 3,5
Fine, really. Nothing special and you can see why they were a one-hit wonder, but really not as bad as the reviews page would suggest. Probably shouldn't really be on this list but I'm rating by personal enjoyment so this one gets a passing grade for being completely okay.
Sounds like its from an older time
ehh allt i lagi
She’s so high above me and 90s jams
Funny, I know every word to There She Goes but never knew who performed it until now . Overall decent album
Fine background music
scouse indie that never made it round manchester
There She Goes stands out on this album. Like a big chunk of candy bar in a pint of ice cream. If the ice cream was pretty good local ice cream. I like to think that The La's are a really good local band that just happen to have recorded an album. They don't feel like a rockstar band. They're good and, most likely, fun to see live in a bar venue (not an arena). Just popular enough that they sell a few shirts to friends of family members. Not so popular that people bother you when you're sharing a beer with them at the end of the gig.
I'm having a good time with this album today. I already knew "There She Goes" because it's one of the most recognizable one-hit wonders of all time. Truthfully, if I have the option I usually skip it when it comes on because it's just so played out for me. But there's some other good stuff here too. I'm not going to be a forever listener or fan from here on out, but I'm glad I spent some time with this album.
Interesting that, while obviously commercial (and a commercial success), "there she goes" is probably the worst song on the album.
Aside from "There She Goes" a song with multiple covers and surely a cherished track, the rest of the album is a solid experience, but nothing exhibits the staying power of the aforementioned. That does diminish the rest of the album, and perhaps unfairly. All in all, The La's is a band worth listening to and it should be counted as a shame that they were not able to continue.
Great retro sound. This harks back to the Merseybeat 60's sound. Fresh, crisp and clear it's like a summer breeze. Weird I wrote that before I read the Wiki page! Still, like a lot of these airy songs there's no cutting edge so nothing to stay with you.
I can see this growing on me a bit the more I listen to it, but there's not much that stands out here to me besides "There She Goes"
I really enjoyed the album. Very nostalgic for me. I was 10 when it was released. I knew 60% of the songs and the unfamiliar ones were good. The song When You Were Mine was written by Prince, which is pretty cool
If you gave me 100 guesses at the name of the band that did ‘There She Goes’ I never would have gotten it. I don’t think I’ve ever heard anything else of theirs but this is way better than ‘one hit wonder’ material
Meh except for one song
Other than There She Goes this was rather bland
Just found that really dull. It wasn't necessarily bad I just got quite bored.
Legendary single and easy to listen. Nothing extraordinary but it's a sign of their times.
Music for college 90s movies
Interesting voice there she goes is great not much else grabs me
That one song was good...
Singy songy guitar and vocals. Meh.
One hit single does not an unmissable album make. If you say you're going to revisit this you're a liar.
It’s fine. It’s like a mediocre 60s pop album that was released in the early 90s (which again, is fine) and because of that somehow considered really important. Enjoyable enough tho, but won’t revisit.
Not terrible really, but not for me.
блять ну у них в то время соревнование в ужасности голоса было или че блять я не понимаю. звучит уже даже приятно но суука ты можешь петь нормально блять а не выть как уебище сука йоко ты блять оно
pas dingue, manque de punch, 2/5
Alright I suppose.
Repetitive but unique
There that recommendation goes
Nothing particularly offensive about it but just pretty bland. Once you get past There She Goes the quality does drop off quite a lot, and the play counts drop off as you'd expect. The last 3 proper tracks on the album are particularly weak.
Didn't vibe with this album. There She Goes made it to the playlist
я такую дрянь не слушаю принципиально, мусор ...
OK this is just really not good. I don't absolutely hate it either, but I really can't hear anything good about this. It's really uninteresting and seems to have no redeeming qualities. Just not good music.
1.5 hits, 8.5 miss
This was ok at best. Obviously "There she goes" is **the** track on this album, but even that doesn't redeem it far. "Looking Glass" was actually terrible.
This album grew on me as I listened, though I hated it at first. Overall, it's a decent album, but I'm not sure how it made this list. The La's are clearly rooted in early-60's rock (I heard the Animals and Yardbirds in there, specifically), but they showed up about 25 years too late and didn't really add anything too it. It just sounds like an album that came out in '64. To their credit, in retrospect "There She Goes" and "The Looking Glass" were a preview of what 90's popular music would become. Kudos for that, but - as an album? It's okay.
This sounds like the answer to the question that nobody asked: "What if we created a band that bridges the gap between REM and Dave Matthews?" The singer sounds constipated. I get that this was released in 1990 and predated/started the Britpop movement (which I love) BUT as a result I could find a number of records that sound similar but are much better. Also, that bass tone sounds like a fart... Highlights: The call/answer vocals in "I Can't Sleep"; There She Goes is a great song; Feelin' is good too.
This sort of pop-tinged garage rock is usually something I would be drawn to, but I was mostly bored with this album. They could have edited several songs off of this and had a better album. I'm really not a fan of Mavers' raspy-whiny voice. The obvious star track is "There She Goes," which has been embedded in our collective cultural brain since 1990. It's a pretty perfect pop song with the best hook that will not let you go. Most of these songs I'm fine not hearing again though. Fave songs: There She Goes, Looking Glass
It's got "There she goes". Everything else was pretty ok.
Not very exciting at all.. no wonder they sunk without trace.
First listen. There she goes is the song I know the La's for is a classic. I've heard it on the radio as well from several movies. The rest of the album was new to me. 2/5
Like Smashmouth but bad. Utterly forgettable except for "There She Goes" which, yes, is the song you think it is.
This was obviously another one-hit wonder album. It wasn’t hard on the ears but it wasn’t very memorable except for one or two songs. Fav songs: there she goes, doledrum
It's OK not bad but not super exciting either. As many people have said not quite sure why this got picked over other similar (better) albums from the time.
I knew one song - There she goes. It is a good song. The rest is just meh and I just wanted it to be done and it is a short album.
The La's gave me the bla's
There she goes is their best song. And I feel as if this band is a one hit wonder. Kinda shocking to see their album listed here. Either way it’s an ok album that is mostly just it’s best song. Nothing more. 5.2/10
Forgettable for me
Album #3 Going in, the only song of theirs I'm familiar with is There She Goes and I haven't listened to it in a good while. Holy hell, only 3 songs in and I wish I could listen to literally anything else. The instrumentals are entirely generic, boring and uncreative, even for the time. The singing is nothing short of an assault on the ears. The songwriting is riddled with nothing but the most cringeworthy and eye-roll inspiring empty platitudes I've heard in a good long time. I even looked at some reviews from the time and was shocked to see how positive they were. Not sure what kind of crack the critics were smoking back then, but I'd sure like some. I really don't want to spend any more time listening to or thinking about this album. I just want to it be over, so I'm keeping this one short. If I have something nice to say it's probably that "There She Goes" is still a somewhat catchy song, and that is the only reason this album doesn't get 1 star. Thank god they didn't release any more albums after this travesty.
Hoped there'd be anything great inside except There She Goes, but nope
Nunca nadie se preguntara porque son un one hit wonder
One half decent song and a load of banality
Not a fan
Who?? Never heard of this band. Maybe because brit pop is not my jam. From the first note I could tell this would be a slog. "There She Goes" is the big hit on this album. Recognizable and a good toe tapper. Otherwise... why is this on the list?
Unexciting 90s. almost country-y at times. Apart from there she goes completely forgettable.
Não empolga. Tem algum hit que não lembrei de onde tive contato.
Pop sin estridencias. Un tanto plano, sin destacar especialmente. Tranquilo y sin aportar nada en exceso
mediocre other than there she goes. that one's a masterpiece
One of the most disappointing albums I have listened to on this journey so far...I LOVE LOVE LOVE There she Goes. Probably a top 10 single for me all time, but the rest of the album is mostly filler that 1) doesn't have the same jangly sound and 2) doesn't really have the same pop ascetics. 2/5
Feels like The Beatles reincarnated in the 90's, but lacking originality. I found most of the songs quite bland or pointless unfortunately. Probably only a handful or less of them are worth a listen, but those ones are indeed pretty good and even great, but just too few to make it a worthwhile listen for the whole album. 4/10
Best Song: Timeless Melody. Nice, pure 90s sounding hook. A good enough song that I went back and listened to it again specifically after the album ended. Worst Song: Freedom Song. This waltz ain't workin'. Overall: There's really one hit wonders in this list?
Meh got that Matilda song that's good. But it's just fine otherwise. Nought interesting
I like that The La’s wanted to make the perfect pop song and the closest they got was the untypical There She Goes but all these tries jangle along, some passable, others tiresome, but it’s a dreary affair lacking much energy or joy, the lyrics especially flat. When There She Goes appeared in a holiday advert in the UK you kind of knew for sure there was no magic in this.
4th April 2022 Listened in the front room while working from home. Cleared the front room and watched the end of peaky blinders. Not bad but not sure it deserves a place on the 1001 albums. There she goes is the stand out track and has become so, all the others are ok.
I learned (at least for now) who sings 'There She Goes'. Otherwise... nothing much to say
It was fine.
One better song does not a good album make
kind of annoying
The entire thing felt like a demo to show off the song writing. It all feels extremely weak and undeveloped
Is this just a REM from an alternate universe where every song is not so good?
„There she Goes“ Won‘t mind if she stays gone for longer
Umm no ty
I did not like this at all. The first 1/3 I wanted to skip every song.
Bien, there she goes es popular, IOU y no mas que esto. Es un disco que mira a los 80s o antes y es de principio de los 90s.
Very boring and disappointing. Apple Music compared them to the Smiths, but they’re way too poppy for that comparison to be true. 3/10
Didn’t make it through whole thing. Was meh.
If the "retro" that they are selling nowadays is the '80s, often represented with vibrant colors, what is the "retro" in the '80s itself? The answer is, probably, the '60s. Not colorful and bright, just simple. The good old days. And there she goes, the album that attempted to create a nostalgic retro album but ended up creating a painfully generic and tedious pop rock album instead. Not the best retro from the '80s amirite lads? Or should I say... L A' S ?
This is bad. Really bad. It's an early 90s one hit wonder (strike one), the hit is awful (strike two), and the rest of the album sounds like poppy, watered down Morrissey (strike three). This album is best left forgotten and its one stupid hit is best left to shitty direct-to-DVD romcom soundtracks.
There she goes original
There She Goes was my favorite song on this album. It’s a sweet, upbeat song