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As The Strokes and White Stripes were importing stateside garage-rock grit to the UK in 2002, Up the Bracket channelled raucous British raconteurs like The Kinks and The Jam to mobilize a new generation of mouthy wasters. From the tetchy title track to the tipsy “Boys in the Band”, The Libertines are the pub-stool prophets who want to knife you one moment and grasp your noggin in a loving headlock the next—all while charming you into buying their next drink.

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Without a doubt, fundamentally the most important album of the twenty-first century so far. Amazing.

Best album

of the 21st centuray! Up the Albion!

The return of british music

Every decade has its heros, and this was The Libertines time to be heros. From The Beatles in the 60's, Bowie in the 70's, The Stone Roses in the 80's and Oasis in the 90's.....The Libertines acomplished the impossible and kick started the new British music renaissance for the millieum. The pure electric majic that Pete and Carl produced could never be staged or reproduced and captured the hearts of true music fans. Up The Bracket will go down in History as one of the all time greats and reminds us all of what music should sound like even when the lights go out......


Formed: 2001 in London, England

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '00s, '10s

The Libertines joined the pop fray of 2002, competing with the likes of the Strokes, Hives, Vines, and Doves with their debut single, "What a Waster." The Bernard Butler-produced track entered the U.K.'s Top 40 in June, leaving NME to crown the Libertines as the best new band in Britain. The double-A-side song "I Get Along" earned Single of the Week on BBC Radio 1. The London-based band, who inked a deal with Rough Trade in December 2001, featured Carl Barât (guitar/vocals), Pete Doherty (guitar/vocals),...
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