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5.0 out of 5 stars Not The Libertines, But Not Far Off, 21 April 2006
This review is from: Down in Albion (Audio CD)
This album IS top quality, and unfortunately I think the bad reviews are down to numerous comparisons with The Libertines. The sad truth is The Libertines could, and never will be bettered or replaced.

For that very reason, I think it is unfair to critisize Babyshambles work. This album is quite raw but contains some beautiful music and even some lyrical genius from Ms(Kate)Moss.

I'd say that the highlights include 'A'Rebours', 'Albion' and 'Back From The Dead' although they are quite soft,gentle songs. In terms of heavier songs 'F**k Forever' and 'Kilamangiro' deserve a mention, but the other songs on the album are fantastic as well. There us even a sequel, 'What Katie Did Next' which takes a couple of listens, but is excellent. However, it could never match the original.

I think Pete has done a good job with 'The Shambles' and I hope he will continue to write superb songs.

Please don't dismiss this album because of his negative press, and don't expect The Libertines, but it is not far off.

I strongly suggest you buy this album ASAP, and watch out for Dirty Pretty Things.
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