12 Songs, 36 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

As The Strokes and White Stripes were importing stateside garage-rock grit to the UK in 2002, Up the Bracket channeled 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 put you in a loving headlock the next—all while charming you into buying their next drink.

EDITORS’ NOTES

As The Strokes and White Stripes were importing stateside garage-rock grit to the UK in 2002, Up the Bracket channeled 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 put you in a loving headlock the next—all while charming you into buying their next drink.

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Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
90 Ratings
90 Ratings
Chrishasdonethemath ,

Fantastic

I literally cannot come to grasp with the fact that not one other person has written a review for this wonderful record. If anything, the lack of a single review shows the calibur of music tastes in itunes average users.......F***IN dispicable!! Anyway, Up the Bracket is, in my opinion, BETTER than their other contemporary peers. I am a Strokes fan also but just cannot, no matter how hard i try, make myself honestly feel that "IS this It" is as good as "UP the Bracket". The strokes debut just seems far too calculated and kinda generic in comparison.

carlosandbilo ,

one of the greatest albums...ever.

There are not many bands like The Libertines. Not only is their music absolutely top, but they have a strange and absolutely mesmerizing chemistry. The relationship between Carl Barat and Pete Doherty is something never seen before. Seriously, The Libertines reinvented rock. They changed music forever. Long live the Libertines!

LoveKC ,

Blows My Mind!

This band is (was) incredible. One of the best albums I have ever heard. Like a punked out version of The Beatles. I pray they can heal the wounds of the past and make music again. At least they gave us this fantastic album.

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