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on 12 March 2017
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on 24 October 2007
Don't get me wrong, the Libertines are brilliant - but why do a 'best off' when they've only released 2 albums. If you don't have any Libertines albums then I suggest you buy "The Libertines" and "Up the Bracket" - you can probably pick them up for 5 or 6 quid each. If Rough Trade want me to part with my hard-earned cash why not do an album of b-sides, un-released demos, live tracks and the standalone singles. I'm not going to spend 9 quid for the extra four tracks I don't already have.
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I can understand why there are quite a few negative reviews on this Amazon page regarding this release, the band only released material from 2002-2004, but yet, at only 13 tracks, it is pretty slim, there could have been a LOT more songs here. Also, The Libertines were a great live band - so why no live tracks? Having said this, I do still think that it's still worth having, even if it's just to own all the singles in one place.

As both 'Mayday' and 'What a Waster' didn't appear on either UK release for the albums, this is the CD that was able to own them if you don't wish to buy the original singles. The band had no input with this release, but it collected all of their singles and therefore contains great hits such as 'What Became of the Likely Lads' and 'Up The Bracket', as well as album highlights, the B side 'The Delaney' and 'Death on the Stairs' and 'Don't Look Back into the Sun', which were only available on the EP 'Don't Look Back into the Sun/Death on the Stairs'. If you only own the two studio albums (which you should have at least), you'll therefore find a few tracks new to you.

The Libertines, led by Pete Doherty and Carl Barât were such an influential indie band, and this 2007 release should go a long way in reminding people (as if they needed it), just how good their music was. A great British band, and a welcome (if not missed opportunity) compilation!
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on 29 December 2007
The Libertines are one of the best bands to come out of Britain in the past ten years with an extensive back-catalogue of b-sides and demos that would have been perfect on a cd like this. Fact is, "Time for Heroes" only contains a couple of songs that aren't on the two albums - and the most obvious of songs at that. The tracks here are undeniably brilliant - with "Up the Bracket", "Tell the King" and "Don't Look Back into the Sun" as the highlights - but any Libs fan worth their salt knows the true talent lies in all the songs that have been missed off. Where is "Never Never"? Where is "Skag and Bone Man"? "Cyclops"? "Dilly Boys"? "Bucketshop"?
This album has clearly been compiled by people who know nothing of the real Libertines, hoping to make a quick buck. If you want to find out more about the Libs buy Up the Bracket and download the rarities, don't waste your money on this soulless cash-in.
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on 1 July 2011
I have to agree on the why have a best of for a band that only ever released 2 albums. What a very good band, back in the day when it was ok to like the Docherty even if he would steal your furniture. All in all nice track listing but treat yourself be a completist and but the bums.
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on 24 July 2013
Everybody should own this album. Filled with all the greats from this awesome band, it's a classic album to have on your iPod.
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on 1 August 2013
Some very gud tracks on this album althougth some of the classic tracks are missing. Overall its very good and a good buy
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on 3 November 2015
Good product, still in protective wrapping. Received promptly.
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on 18 February 2016
Very happy with my purchase and quick delivery response
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on 21 January 2015
As described, quick delivery, thanks.
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