TODAY’S YESTERDAY ALBUM – ’16 Lovers Lane’ – Sixth LP By THE GO-BETWEENS

Remarkable albums from the past…

’16 Lovers Lane‘ by THE G0-BETWEENS
Released: August 1988

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ALL MUSIC wrote: “Arguably Australia’s greatest pop group ever, The Go-Betweens seemed
to save the best for last when they split in 1989. (They reunited in 1999, and have issued two more studio recordings since that time). 16 Lovers Lane is simply breathtaking; it is a deeply moving, aurally sensual collection of songs about relationships and the broken side of love
that never lapses into cheap sentimentality or cynicism. Songwriters Robert Forster and Grant McLennan had always been visionary when it came to charting personal and relational melancholy and heartbreak, but here, their resolve focused on charting the depths of the romantic’s soul when it has been.” disillusioned or crestfallen, is simply and convincingly taut. While it’s true that the group was going through its own version of a soap opera-styled romantic saga, that emotional quagmire seemingly fueled its energies and focus, resulting in an album so texturally rich, lyrically sharp, and musically honest, its effect is nothing less than searing on an any listener who doesn’t have sawdust instead of blood in his or her veins.”

Score: 5/5 – Full review here

TURN UP THE VOLUME says: A timeless beauty. Here in full…

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THE GO-BETWEENS: Facebook – Discography

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Magical songsmiths from down under

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