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5.0 out of 5 stars Here's a gem!
Now, at least to my knowledge, this Japanese maxi-single is the only release that features the song Black Boy Lane. In my opinion, 'tis the best record that the band has put out to date! It embodies everything we fans associate with Pete, and the songwriting, as well as the performance, are just brilliant.An overwhelming sense of despair and agony, yet also a stubborn,...
Published on 20 Dec. 2006 by Bojidar Dimitrov

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3.0 out of 5 stars Babyshambles - F***k forever
After the aftermath of the stunning band; we know as The Libertines it is suprising Pete is still writing good strong records.His lovely jangling yet sometimes heavy songwriting is beautiful at its highest points.Knowing that many Babyshambles records are now just merely unreleased Libs material and stuff bobbing in his head at the time it is still quite like an early Up...
Published on 1 Nov. 2005 by mattlightbulb


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3.0 out of 5 stars Babyshambles - F***k forever, 1 Nov. 2005
This review is from: FUCK FOREVER (Audio CD)
After the aftermath of the stunning band; we know as The Libertines it is suprising Pete is still writing good strong records.His lovely jangling yet sometimes heavy songwriting is beautiful at its highest points.Knowing that many Babyshambles records are now just merely unreleased Libs material and stuff bobbing in his head at the time it is still quite like an early Up the bracket phase Libs song.However if you can it would be better to get your hands on the Zane lowe version the radio edit is still ambicious and quite stunning at some points.Die hard Libs fans will probably still buy this anyway.Its still worth it too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Here's a gem!, 20 Dec. 2006
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Bojidar Dimitrov (Plovdiv, Bulgaria) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Fuck Forever (Audio CD)
Now, at least to my knowledge, this Japanese maxi-single is the only release that features the song Black Boy Lane. In my opinion, 'tis the best record that the band has put out to date! It embodies everything we fans associate with Pete, and the songwriting, as well as the performance, are just brilliant.An overwhelming sense of despair and agony, yet also a stubborn, 'contra mundum', lust for life, haunt me every time I listen to the lovely little number. The bluesy poetry of the lyrics (...there's a bullet with my name), the obscure silhouettes Doherty barely sketches, and the things he doesn't say, render a modern day version of Victorian low-life, in which he himself stars as the decadent bohemian. Like all the rest of his material (no matter that quality varies), it's deeply personal, vulnerable, and artfully exhibitionalistic.

In a rather apocalyptic environment, where Brett Anderson is caught dabbling at a cover version of some Christina Aguilera song in his studio, Blair's humble Albion desperately needs Pete's sincerity.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a Shambles, What a Shambles!!, 27 July 2007
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Doherty strikes again with these fantastically raw B-sides. The bluesy, jangley East of Eden,and the fast, punky Babyshambles song are a must for any Babyshambles fan. A perfect mess, wailing, clumsy and spontnaeous racket. Genius.
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5.0 out of 5 stars First essential single of 2005, 17 Aug. 2005
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This review is from: FUCK FOREVER (Audio CD)
An elobarate, screwed up mess, Babyshambles' key song to date depicts Pete Doherty's complete rally against the system he has been feeding off since the first strained yelps of 'What A Waster'. Fuelled by a few stays in jail and a failed rehabilitation, this single fuses every trace of malice that the elusive frontman has gained from times less than charitable to his good self.

Raw, it may be, yes; but this passion could never be squeezed from bland acts such as Keane and Travis. No; Babyshambles make themselves essential at a time when governments cannot be trusted and purgatory seems to be the most romantic solution. "I've severed my ties", he sings, for universal consideration.

More evocative than a million attempts at revolution pandereing by such contemporaries as The Others, this truly vilifies the state of the country and stamps the importance of song as a means of protest on the forebrow of the nation. So 'clever', indeed.

Tabloid fodder? I do not think so. Doherty, even in his drug-addled state could cause more of a political stir than any number of activists.

That is why this should be considered as single of the year and this generaton's 'Live Forever', aptly altered. Ignore at your own peril.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Pants, 19 Aug. 2005
This review is from: FUCK FOREVER (Audio CD)
What is all the fuss about Babyshambles and in particular Pete Doherty? This is drab and forgettable.
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