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The La's

The La's

1990

The La's

Album Summary

The La's is the only studio album by English rock band the La's, released on 1 October 1990 by Go! Discs. It included "There She Goes", the group's biggest hit, and "Timeless Melody". A deluxe edition of The La's was released on 7 April 2008. In 2013, NME ranked The La's at number 153 on its list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

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Rating

3.16

Votes

5319

Genres

  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Britpop
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Thu Jul 08 2021
5

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"...

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Wed Feb 23 2022
5

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...

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Fri Apr 15 2022
2

the bla's

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Sat May 29 2021
1

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.

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Tue Jun 29 2021
1

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.

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Mon Oct 26 2020
5

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

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Sat Jan 08 2022
5

This kinda sounds like if The Beatles had come up during the late 80s alt/college rock scene and I’m all about it.

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Wed Mar 30 2022
5

End to end greatness - snotty, melodic, great musicianship and then there’s ‘There She Goes’ throughly fun and enjoyable.

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Tue Apr 19 2022
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?!"

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Wed May 19 2021
3

As much as I love "There she goes", it can't carry the whole album

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Sun May 09 2021
2

‘’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

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Fri Dec 03 2021
2

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.

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Sun Jul 11 2021
5

The definitive scouse album. Cosmic stuff!

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Tue Mar 23 2021
5

This is fucking awesome.

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Tue Mar 02 2021
5

Good album this. There's a smash hit which is not at all representative of the rest, which is a good thing

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Thu Mar 04 2021
5

This was a good album. I really liked it. The last track was exceptionally great imo. That is all.

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Tue Mar 02 2021
5

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.

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Tue Mar 02 2021
5

banger pretty fucking good i like yep

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Tue Feb 16 2021
5

Probably heard this a 100 times and is still awesome.

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Wed Sep 08 2021
5

This album fuckin rules.

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Wed Sep 15 2021
5

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!

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Sat Sep 25 2021
5

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.

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Tue Oct 05 2021
5

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!

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Thu Nov 18 2021
5

Love it... first 5 star album. Always loved "There She Goes", hadn't heard the rest, and am glad that I did!

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Sun Nov 21 2021
5

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.

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Fri Dec 17 2021
5

It’s some good Brit pop. And has “there she goes” on it.

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Tue Jan 25 2022
5

There she goes again!!!

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Tue Feb 08 2022
5

muito bom salvei lá

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Tue Feb 15 2022
5

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 🌟

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Sun Feb 27 2022
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.

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Sat Mar 19 2022
5

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 🌟

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Sun May 22 2022
5

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.

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Mon Jun 13 2022
5

Very good stuff

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Mon Jun 27 2022
5

I really liked this! Every song was different and engaging and just overall pleasant. I didn’t think it was necessarily groundbreaking but I do think it’s really well done for 90s power pop. On my first listen, I was thinking I would give it a 4, but after listening to twice, I’m giving it a 5 because I plan to keep it on my phone.

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Thu Jun 30 2022
5

Love this album - especially Doledrum.

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Wed Aug 10 2022
5

Fuck this shit. 5 star. Best album yet.

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Sun Aug 14 2022
5

Brilliant album. Well worth a listen!

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Tue Aug 23 2022
5

I really liked this album. I had to turn on the lyrics to understand him but was glad I did. They were rilly gud

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Sun Aug 28 2022
5

Rubbing my chubby cock on the curtains after dribbling down my ball sack. What a seminal record this is and for me, what a semenal record too. In case if haven't realised, I jizzed and then wiped it on the curtains.

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Fri Sep 02 2022
5

Wow! I've never heard of this band. This was such an amazing experience! This is why I signed up for this generator. A solid 5/5 a British delight! I can definitely see the influence this band had on other bands I've listened to like The Clinic. Thanks!

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Sat Sep 17 2022
5

There she goes.... Great record

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Wed Sep 21 2022
5

I actually am disappointed this group ended after this, because the album was really strong and punchy. I think if they had written another album they might have become massive successes.

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Mon Oct 10 2022
5

Great album

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Mon Oct 10 2022
5

I have a real soft spot for this album. It has some fantastic songs on it.

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Thu Oct 13 2022
5

Going in I only knew their hit. The album was really nice. Despite never having heard it, it gave me a pang of nostalgia. And the last song on the album hit me like a ton of bricks. Very glad to have listened.

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Tue Nov 01 2022
5

Tidy, la.

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Tue Nov 22 2022
5

It is hard to believe that this is over 30 years old. Most music sounds like it comes from a certain period (the distinctive 80s gated drum sound fr example). Not the La's. This music floats along effortlessly. I was among the cult when this was released in 1990. The cult may have grown out of cult status, but I am still on board. There She Goes is a perfect pop song, but there are many highpoints (Timeless Melody and Looking Glass are exceptional). They may have been a one and done, but it is magnificent one indeed.

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Thu Sep 10 2020
4

Enjoyed much more than I thought I would. Reminded me of Small Faces?

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Mon Nov 23 2020
4

1990. Key Songs: Son of a Gun, There She Goes

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Tue Nov 03 2020
4

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.

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Tue Mar 23 2021
4

det här var fan rätt bra alltså

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Thu Apr 29 2021
4

A solid early indie album. Good for 1990, I can hear lots of bands took influence from this later in the decade

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Fri Apr 16 2021
4

Has the song there she goes. This is a very fun album.

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Thu Feb 04 2021
4

I actually knew a few of these songs, but never knew the band's name.

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Fri Jan 15 2021
4

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.

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Tue Jan 26 2021
4

Good British rock. It sounds a bit old school for the 80's, but I'm not complaining.

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Mon Feb 22 2021
4

I've heard them before, but after this I will look into them more.

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Tue Feb 23 2021
4

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

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Fri Jan 15 2021
4

Suenan como "The Beatles" :-)

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Sun May 09 2021
4

Good album, too bad they didn't do more. Didn't know "There She Goes" was by The La's.

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Thu Feb 04 2021
4

There she gooooooes. Cuasi plagio Timeless melody.

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Mon Feb 01 2021
4

Good.

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Fri Apr 16 2021
4

I reeeeally liked this

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Mon Jun 28 2021
4

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.

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Sun Feb 07 2021
4

Great album. Only ever heard there she goes previously but thought whole album was great.

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Mon Feb 22 2021
4

Guitar, like it.

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Wed Apr 14 2021
4

Nice guitar part, but too quiet voice. Some very good rock tracks, but there are some very noisy tracks on the album.

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Tue Mar 16 2021
4

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.

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Fri Apr 23 2021
4

Peak jangle pop. Fun, nostalgic, and "There She Goes" brings back a lot of memories. Gorgeous.

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Wed Jun 23 2021
4

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.

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Wed Jun 23 2021
4

I forgot how much I adore "Looking Glass".

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Wed Apr 21 2021
4

THIS IS SNOOP DOGG

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Thu Jun 24 2021
4

Jangly with lighter and darker moments, great chilled pop

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Fri May 28 2021
4

Short and sweet. Good stuff. Will listen to again.

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Tue May 11 2021
4

Pre britpop inspiration.

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Fri Jun 18 2021
4

Fun album, variable quality in places, but overall enjoyable, and I would listen again.

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Wed Jun 30 2021
4

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.

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Sat Jul 24 2021
4

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.

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Wed Aug 04 2021
4

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.

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Wed Aug 04 2021
4

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.

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Wed Aug 04 2021
4

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.

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Tue Aug 10 2021
4

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.

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Fri Sep 10 2021
4

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.

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Thu Sep 16 2021
4

Like it all. Not a bad track on it.

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Sat Sep 25 2021
4

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.

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Sat Sep 25 2021
4

"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!

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Sat Sep 25 2021
4

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.

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Tue Oct 05 2021
4

Was okay, a few decent songs

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Wed Oct 06 2021
4

Better than you'd imagine given the quality of the single.

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Tue Oct 12 2021
4

Ein wirklich gutes Album

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Wed Oct 13 2021
4

Roooock

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Mon Oct 18 2021
4

Listened to this album previously, it's an enjoyable one from start to finish.

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Thu Oct 21 2021
4

More gritty than I was expecting. Great proto-Brit pop

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Sat Nov 06 2021
4

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.

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Mon Nov 08 2021
4

better than i thought late 80's sound.

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Tue Nov 30 2021
4

Bara fín

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Thu Dec 02 2021
4

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.

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Fri Dec 03 2021
4

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.

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Tue Dec 07 2021
4

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

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Wed Dec 08 2021
4

Pretty serviceable.

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Tue Dec 21 2021
4

Rating: 7/10 Best songs: There she goes, Way out

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Thu Dec 30 2021
4

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.

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Tue Jan 04 2022
4

Not what I was expecting, having only heard There She Goes before. Heavily inspired by the Kinks, and a good listen.

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Sat Jan 08 2022
4

really cool!

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Tue Jan 11 2022
4

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.

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Fri Jan 14 2022
4

This is a fun album

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Mon Jan 17 2022
4

Leuke muziek, 1 hitje maar de rest overtuigt niet

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Tue Feb 01 2022
4

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.

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Tue Feb 15 2022
4

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.

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Sat Feb 19 2022
4

Quite lovely, really, all the magic dust bullshit aside.

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Thu Feb 24 2022
4

A lot more depth and breadth than I was expecting from "There She Goes" and Cast's output. A northern REM.

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Sat Mar 05 2022
4

Suprisingly enjoyed this one - an easy listen whilst working.

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Mon Mar 07 2022
4

Really enjoyed this album, very pleasant

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Mon Mar 07 2022
4

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.

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Wed Mar 09 2022
4

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.

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Tue Mar 15 2022
4

I liked this. Very catchy

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Tue Mar 15 2022
4

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.

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Tue Mar 15 2022
4

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.

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Fri Mar 25 2022
4

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.

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Tue Mar 29 2022
4

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.

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Sat Apr 02 2022
4

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.

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Tue Apr 12 2022
4

One hit wonder with an REM vibe.

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Thu Apr 14 2022
4

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

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Sat Apr 23 2022
4

This is very good, nice tunes and pleasant sounds.

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Wed May 04 2022
4

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

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Mon May 16 2022
4

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

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Thu May 19 2022
4

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

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Thu May 19 2022
4

Good album. Not the genre I’d really listen to on my own, but I could see a few songs ending up on repeat.

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Thu May 19 2022
4

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".

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Tue May 31 2022
4

I rather liked this album. Its catchy.

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Thu Jun 09 2022
4

Lovely 90s Britpop that doesn't seem to have aged a day

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Sun Jun 12 2022
4

Mostly bouncy, concise songs in a mixture of styles that is difficult to describe. It is, however, easy to enjoy

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Sun Jun 12 2022
4

"there she goes" is part of the soundtrack of my youth, but I could honestly not name you a single other track by The La's. Which I think probably says all that needs to be said about them. Just having "There she goes" makes this a 4 star album - but the rest of it is 100% forgettable.

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Tue Jun 21 2022
4

You know this - as good as it ever was

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Mon Jun 27 2022
4

muito bom. isso é the who my generation ponto final

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Fri Jul 08 2022
4

Really great alt rock

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Mon Jul 11 2022
4

Thought this was mid dad rock but the last song caught me a bit and so I went back and listened to a couple songs again and actually it's properly good. There she goes is apparently a very well known song and I really like that one and duldrums too. Should give another listen at some point.

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Tue Jul 12 2022
4

folksy smooth and fresh

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Thu Jul 21 2022
4

This Is a really great alt rock and pop album I thoroughly enjoyed it

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Tue Jul 26 2022
4

Great rock album! A ton of acoustic songs and very lyrical.

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Wed Aug 03 2022
4

This sounds like transition from the 80s to the 90s but in a delightful way.

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Sat Aug 06 2022
4

I got really into jangle pop for awhile when my friend's band got slapped with the label in a review. I was curious about the term and found the music to be super melodic and catchy - including The La's. There She Goes is a brilliant pop song but I always liked the closer Looking Glass most of all.

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Wed Aug 10 2022
4

Great listen, wish they did more. Was unaware of any of their work past There she Goes. Reminded my of So I married an Axe Murderer. "Heeed move"

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Fri Aug 19 2022
4

Oh this one’s good… The album opens with son of a gun, a brilliant little acoustic track every element works well. The simple guitars riff of I can’t sleep is a brilliant little piece of music and the song is great but so far no bangers. Now we’re at a banger, timeless melody is a brilliant song with a rip-roaring guitar riff and am amazing chorus! Liberty ship is another banger the bass work is essentially epic! The peak of the album though is definitely big hit there she goes a perfect pop song that ( as an individual song) is 5/5. Doledrum is a fun little sounding tune ( instrumentally) but not necessarily a top track of all time. Feelin’ is a banger though, just a fun song with great guitars! Way out is also very good, the whole album is so instrumentally pleasing! IOU is certainly a catchy little tune again great! Freedom song is very glum sounding but i’am happy that the band changed their all happy sound for this tune as it’s great. The penultimate track failure is the only real “rocking” song on the album a great bit of aggression to lead into… Looking glass, the complete opposite to every other song on the album a 7 ( going onto 8) minute long “ epic” slow jam with amazing lyrics especially the line… “ everybody’s in me in the stone is cast the glass is smashed” A line that one of the members used to name the band cast right after this album. This is brilliant but takes a while to get started making it a 4/ 5.

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Thu Aug 25 2022
4

Great album, like oasis but a tad bit more upbeat

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Sun Aug 28 2022
4

it’s alright, I think i’m being generous giving it a 7/10 I think it’s impressive how they were able to write songs that sound like one long, continuous chorus and not have it sound repetitive but yeah, in general, not the best

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Tue Sep 06 2022
4

Ne mogu rec da je nesto specijalan i revolucionaran. Al bas godi

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Mon Sep 26 2022
4

-The starting riff from "I Can't Sleep" totally sounds like an old school riff from The Who. Also just a solid blend of like 60's rock and a bit of punk. Has some cool bass licks that pop out on occasion -Cool main riff in "Liberty Ship" -"Feelin'" and "Way Out" are fun little tunes -"Looking Glass" goes pretty crazy at the end there -Pretty fun album. I'll give it the benefit of the doubt and give it a 4. Definitely some fun stuff in there

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Wed Sep 28 2022
4

Now if every 80s / 90s BritPop album on this list was as joyful to listen to as this, I wouldn't complain so much about 80s / 90s BritPop. I was quasi-familiar with their one hit, 'There She Goes', but didn't know it or them enough to expect it when it started. Before then, I was enjoying their music. 4/5.

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Mon Oct 10 2022
4

Always have enjoyed this hidden gem of an album. Someday Suck by Lenny iz Cool will get the love it deserves. https://open.spotify.com/artist/3Pa6lWWTSLStDQQLH8EMmD?si=cR5vgagQSSKLh0_wJAxbbw

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Wed Oct 19 2022
4

What's the opposite of prolific? The LA's. One album and they despised it on release. A myriad of producers, broke up and reformed a number of times, and just this, one album. Oh what could have been if they got their shit together. Sadly will be known for eternity as one hit wonders and it's their own fault. But what a hit.

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Mon Oct 24 2022
4

A surprisingly good album. Britpop avant la lettre and an almost perfect 90's alt-pop album. Will re-visit!

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Tue Nov 22 2022
4

Good pop rock songs with a “jangling” sound. Not familiar with this band, although I did know (and like) one of these songs. Will listen again.

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Tue Nov 22 2022
4

This was... surprisingly good actually!

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Tue Mar 23 2021
3

Ganska tamt. Poppigt och väldigt ospännande.

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Fri Sep 11 2020
3

There she goes band. I’m really sucking at listening at these luckily it gives me time to listen at my own pace.

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Wed Jan 06 2021
3

1/5 Cool album. Standout Tracks: I Can't Sleep, Freedom Song

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Mon Oct 12 2020
3

therrre shee goes

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Fri Jun 11 2021
3

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"

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Thu Jan 21 2021
3

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

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Tue Mar 23 2021
3

Not too exciting

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Mon Jul 19 2021
3

Pretty solid English punk. Couple standout tracks such as there she goes and timeless melody and way out.

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Mon Dec 07 2020
3

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.

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Wed Jul 14 2021
3

Solid album quite poppy liked it

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Mon Mar 15 2021
3

It’s ok. Waited ages for ‘There she goes’

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Thu Feb 11 2021
3

I can smell the fish n’ chips and cigarette smoke through the 90’s angst and good times.

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Fri Jan 29 2021
3

Feels pretty unique. Like a more folksy kinks?? Nothing really jumped out, but I enjoyed it overall

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Tue Feb 16 2021
3

É legal, bem o que se espera de rock inglês da década de 80

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Tue Mar 02 2021
3

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.

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Fri Jan 15 2021
3

6,5

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Fri Jan 29 2021
3

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

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Fri Jan 15 2021
3

Enjoyable 'rooty' pop music similar to many va NB ds in the 69s. Enjoyable bopping to.

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Fri Jan 15 2021
3

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.

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Tue Jan 26 2021
3

Good album. a good few songs on it

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Fri Apr 02 2021
3

There she goes, and other songs.

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Thu Feb 25 2021
3

🤷🏼‍♂️ erg rustig

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Thu Jan 14 2021
3

Bra, inte dåligt. Inte riktigt min smak dock. Inget sticker ut

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Thu Jan 14 2021
3

Was only familiar with 'There She Goes', middle of album was solid.

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Wed Mar 03 2021
3

There She Goes is amazing, though nothing else really comes that close on the album. It's all fine, but nothing very remarkable.

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Tue Jun 15 2021
3

Nice background music in the morning

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Tue Apr 27 2021
3

Ну норм но вообще так себе однообразненько

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Mon Jun 28 2021
3

I was going to slag this off initially, but I got into it more. Hard to say exactly HOW much I enjoyed it

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Wed Feb 03 2021
3

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.

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Thu Jul 08 2021
3

Folk rock indie

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Thu Apr 01 2021
3

Pop de los 90, sin mucha sustancia

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Sun May 16 2021
3

Un bon album rock des 90s. 3.25

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Tue Feb 16 2021
3

Pleasantly jangly. 6/10

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Mon Apr 19 2021
3

3/5

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Wed Mar 03 2021
3

Good catchy tunes. I could listen to this again.

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Mon Feb 15 2021
3

brought back some memories

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Fri Mar 05 2021
3

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.

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Wed Jan 27 2021
3

6/10

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Sat Mar 20 2021
3

Not bad

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Sat May 01 2021
3

Scouse indie. BT: Son of a Gun, There She Goes, Failure

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Thu Apr 22 2021
3

3.2

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Mon Mar 15 2021
3

It has some nice songs around the half of the album and forth. Otherwise pretty forgettable.

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Sat Jul 03 2021
3

Can’t quite stretch to a four however a great album with some really strong songs

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Tue Mar 02 2021
3

meh

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Mon Jun 28 2021
3

I liked 'feelin', 'freedom', and, of course, 'there she goes'. 'there she goes' is such a banger, every time. The others were good.

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Tue Mar 16 2021
3

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

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