Besides all that, if you don't like the Libertines or Babyshambles music and think his drug addiction has had the same effect on kids as Clay Aiken has on soccer moms or whoever the hell listens to him, maybe you've just got some personal issues. Besides, who created the whole evil, selfish dope fiend. I've read plenty of interviews and listened to alot of his songs and haven't detected any self pity or inflated ego. Alot of sensitive people get very hurt by the world while being in love with it and few of them can put it into song, Pete being one of the best of them ever. He and his music are worthless cause he does drugs, if that were true my record collection of bands going back to Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Robert Johnson etc would be pretty thin, (never mind the Stooges, Beatles, Stones, Dylan & Hendrix) Sorry for the tirade, but curmudgeon's review was just a bash (with hints of jealousy and a cassandra complex). I'd rather be a junkie capable of writing some of the songs that young Mr Doherty has than being a mean spirited cynic.
By the way, buy anything you can buy Babyshambles, Pete Doherty and the Libertines, I have I'm the better for it.