3 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Rough and Ready,
By A Customer
This review is from: Up the Bracket (Audio CD)
No, forget it...The Libertines are not the UK reply to the Strokes, they are their own band supplying rather rudimentary but interesting tales of urban 20-something mundanity.
The ghost of the Kinks is strong here as well as a smattering of all thats good about the punk years and the rebirth of 1989-1996.
There is nothing epic,widescreen or smooth about this record(apparently mixed "live" by Clash lead guitarist Mick Jones), but it doesnt matter this is well worth the money, not a classic but a very decent debut and thankfully it hasnt been over-hyped or given a ¬£500,000 three month trailer on MTV and other stations.