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The Libertines
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TOP 100 REVIEWERon 2 October 2013
The Libertines' self entitled second and final album was an excellent follow up to 'Up The Bracket', I'm still not sure if it is superior, despite being more successful, but it's definitely five star worthy.

The album instantly reached the top spot in the UK and contains the band's biggest hit 'Can't Stand Me Now' and their final single 'What Became of the Likely Lads'. There is quite a sadness to this album which the debut didn't really have, as most of the songs tell the story of the volatile relationship between the band's singer/guitarist front men Carl Barât and Pete Doherty. The lyrics are obviously then more heartfelt, some tracks have a much more melodic style, but a lot of the songs remain as catchy as ever, notably 'What Katie Did'.

'What Became Of The Likely Lads' is one of The Libertines' best songs, and the perfect way to close the album out. The track is most fitting, essentially it's a happy tune, upbeat and jolly, but when you concentrate on the lyrics, you'll realise how touching it is considering the back story. The nostalgic lyrics are filled with moments of bitterness and sadness, and refer to the breakdown of the friendship between Pete and Carl, and the subsequent collapse of The Libertines.

I think that this album was certainly a grower (for me at least upon the few first hearings), it was after all going to be hard to make an album of the same standard as the debut, but with 'The Libertines', I think they just about succeeded. Whilst it's a shame that only two albums were made, this influential band made some of the best indie music of the day, and started the whole revival of the British rock scene. A great achievement!
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on 19 June 2011
This is one of those albums that get better with every listen.

Before you get used to the tracks they seem a bit disjointed but don't let it put you off - once they become familliar you'll love every single one. 'Quality not quantity' a phrase which definetely applies to this album as the majority of tracks are only around 3 minutes long, although this does not affect its brilliance. 'Music when the lights go out' is an amazing song, slightly poppy in a way with beautiful lyrics that will be stuck in your head for days. 'Can't stand me now' and 'What became of the likely lads' are obvious and instant classics that you will love forever.

The mix between Carl's clear vocals and Pete's huskier voice work perfectly together and balances it all out. I love this album and im sure you will too - buy it!
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on 3 March 2016
Born in the 80s but head's in the 60s. The Jam did it so much better...at least they were BORN in 60s.
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on 1 November 2017
CD doesnt work correctly, jumps the whole way throguh cd
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on 7 April 2016
Very unique music, a lot goes of in libertines songs but the more you listen the more it grows, fantastic
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on 16 December 2015
Very pleased with product and the way it was packaged. Excellent value and speedy service.
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on 24 October 2016
great - good price to
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on 23 June 2016
Love it
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on 8 November 2017
Brought as a present for my daughter as a birthday present so haven't listened yet. But I know she loves them!
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on 22 May 2016
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