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Up The Bracket (Cd2) [CD 2] [Single, Maxi]

The Libertines Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (30 Sep 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Single, Maxi
  • Label: Rough Trade
  • ASIN: B00006J9MO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,148 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Minstrel Magic 29 Oct 2003
Format:Audio CD
This is a very good album that proves that erudite rock and roll is still alive. Anyone who likes banal, commercial clap-trap like Linkin Park, Limp Biskit should avoid this album like the plague. You would not understand its beauty,its lyrical charm.
Half the album is instantly catchy, for example, the singalong swagger of Boys in The Band and the rugged punk of I Get Along. Other tracks like Radio America and Vertigo sound, when first listened to, like they were written 5 minutes before they were recorded. They are not instantly catchy, Radio America sounds like it's going to fall apart at any moment. But it is the spontaneity of the music that makes the album a masterpiece.
It is evident from the album that the Libertines play music for enjoyment, not for money or a transient dose of fame, their raw sound being very unlike much of the over produced, sickeningly sweet music that captivates most of the British Youth today. The lyrics are paeans to a lost age, to the England of Oscar Wilde and Thomas Hardy. The Libertines tell it like it is!
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 21 Nov 2003
Format:Audio CD
As a hardened music fan with over 25 years listening to, nay devouring music, I'd recently found myself becoming cynical to what was being pushed at me, rarely finding anything to set my pulse racing and near enough never finding anything to excite me to the levels that existed in my younger years. That was until Up The Bracket landed on my mat courtesy of Amazon. I put it on the CD player and 2 weeks later it hasn't been removed, despite having a number of other albums bought around the same time (including The Strokes, Travis and Starsailor's latest) demanding my attention.
I can honestly say I haven't been as in love with an album like this since The Stone Rose's released their debut. Outstanding in every way it grows better and better with every listen (and there's been quite a few of those so far). It's impossible to nominate outstanding tracks as they are are all outstanding and my favourite changes daily.
The Libertines combine the current New York cool of The Strokes with the old UK punk cool of the Clash, whilst chucking in a smattering of The Jam and The Buzzcocks and an understanding of English Folk (yes FOLK). The lyrics are oh so British which just adds to the appeal; intelligent, witty and so to the point. Instant identification. Things just don't get much better!
I hope the band get over their much publicised problems and record again because if they don't it will be a criminal waste of talent. And for all you undecided out there, if you like the current New York scene or have a soft spot for the punk/new wave scene of the late70's/early80's, or if you just like intelligently written pop/rock, do yourselves a favour and buy this album. I promise you, you won't be disappointed.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
This band has had everything in 2003, from their lead singer being banged behind bars, with an emotional comeback, to producing some of the best truly British rock/punk music for years.
The best songs for me are Death on the Stairs, Boys in the Band, Up the Bracket and What a Waster, but there isn't a single bad song on the album. Don't ask me to pick out a single song to go as my favourite, because it's impossible. They are all too good.
It's a rarity that any band will produce an album in which you can agree with every single song, but this is certainly something you can listen to all the way through without being disappointed, other than the fact that the album ends somewhat quicker than anyone would ever wish.
Pete and Carl have to be one of the great frontmen pairings of the current indie/rock/punk scene. Their guitar and singing techniques are like none other from any of the current selection of bands, only Eastern Lane come anywhere close but they still lack in many areas.
Overall, it is simply impossible to sell this album to any budding buyers properly without saying just have a listen, you need to hear it to believe it basically.
Oh, and the intro to "Up The Bracket" is the best intro to any song ever in my view!!
The Libertines rule, forever...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Up the Bracket 17 Jun 2005
Format:Audio CD
Rarely does a masterpiece of British music come along such as this. This has to be one of the greatest debut albums of all time, with so much energy, setting new standards for the rest of the music scene to live up to. Not since Definately Maybe, Ok Computer and Urban Hymns has the British music scene been indulged with so much talent. A brilliant predecessor for the self named The Libertines Album, which has a lot to live up to. Pete Doherty and Carl Barat's genius will blow your mind!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a modern classic 24 Oct 2003
Format:Audio CD
This is an essential album.
There are a few tracks which are instantly great, time for heroes being the stand out classic, but some songs are slow burners such as tell the king and begging.
There has been much hype about the libertines, most notably them being called the british strokes, this is far form the case. The badn in themselves sound completely different to the strokes. What you get is a celebration of British life, Most Uk listeners will be able to completely relate to hte lyrics. for example "there are few more distressing sites than that of an englis man in a baseball cap" form time for heroes, displaying the woes of the people you see on street corners with one earing and a kappa tracksuit.
The band have undergone tough times lately with singer/guitarist being incarcirated for a month. But they are back on top now with a second album pending
my advice is this: download "time for heroes" if you like what you hear (you almost certainally will) then you must buy this album. it has such a range of different musical styles, form the beutifull tell the king to the catchy and upbeat "up the bracket"
put simply, if you're from the UK you will see exactly where this album is coming from and it will not leave your CD player for months
a modern classic
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Published on 14 May 2010 by Eileen
5.0 out of 5 stars A Culture Shifter
In the early 2000's, it was very difficult to not pick up a copy of the NME or Q Magazine without catching some mention of The Libertines on the front cover, a band who really did... Read more
Published on 26 May 2009 by The Mancunian Candidate
5.0 out of 5 stars before the crack took hold there was this...
This is simply one of the best debut albums of the last decade. Following The Strokes in America The Libertines helped to make guitars cool again this side of the Atlantic for the... Read more
Published on 10 Mar 2009 by Sean Mahone
5.0 out of 5 stars A surprisingly really good album and band
This type of music doesnt usually appeal to me cause i'm a metalhead but i borrowed this of my sister and it's brilliant very enjoyable to listen to every track is great. Read more
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