Turbulent Post-Punks THE LIBERTINES Released Their Debut Album ‘UP THE BRACKET’ 20 Years Ago

Back in time

15 October 2022

Band: THE LIBERTINES
Active: 1997–2004, 2014–present / 3 studio LPs

Anniversary album: UP THE BRACKET
Released: 14 October 2002 – 20 years ago

AllMusic: “Though the album is a bit short at 36 minutes, that’s long enough to make it a brilliant debut; the worst you can say about its weakest tracks is that they’re really solid and catchy. Punk poets, lagered-up lads, London hipsters — the Libertines play many different roles on Up the Bracket, all of which suit them to a tee. At this point in their career they’re not as overhyped as many of their contemporaries, so enjoy them while they’re still fresh.”
Score: 4.5/5

NME placed the album tenth in a list of the greatest British albums
ever, as well as calling it the second greatest album of the decade.

TUTV: Good debut but not the classic the (British) press thought it was.
The fact that the production (by The Clash hero Mick Jones) was mediocre
didn’t help. Wait, don’t go away, their 2nd self-titled debut LP, now that
was a brilliant one.

Top Track: I Get Along

Stream full album on Spotify

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THE LIBERTINES: History – Facebook

THE LIBERTINES Announce Deluxe Edition For The 20th Anniversary Of Debut Album ‘UP THE BRACKET’

21 June 2022

THE LIBERTINES debut LP UP ON THE BRACKET
turns 20 on 21 October of this year. On the very
same day a deluxe edition will come out.

Info and pre-order facilities HERE.

To coincide with the release Peter Doherty and his libertine mates will take the road to perform the album in its entirety along with a career spanning set of singles, B sides and fan favourites. All dates here

Let’s warm up…

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THE LIBERTINES: Facebook

ALBUM OF THE DAY – Eponymous 2nd LP By THE LIBERTINES

Old and new albums to make your day

30 March 2020

‘The Libertines’ by THE LIBERTINES
Released: 30 August 2004 – the band’s 2nd longplayer

Their finest and most coherent album to Turn Up the Volume‘s ears. Brothers in arms Doherty/Barat left their drugs and booze quarrels behind them and proved here, more than ever, that they were genuinely capable of writing great, remarkable, lasting songs.

Three Top Tracks

MUSIC WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT

CAN’T STAND ME NOW

CAMPAIGN OF HATE

ALBUM in full…

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THE LIBERTINES: Facebook – Discography

5 Superb Albums Turning… 15 In 2019

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

Here come Five Superb Albums, selected
by Turn Up The Volume turning 15 in 2019!

1. ‘Kasabian’ by KASABIAN

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2. ‘The Libertines’ by THE LIBERTINES

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3. ‘The Concretes’ by THE CONCRETES

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4. ‘Aha Shake Heartbreak’ by KINGS OF LEON

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5. ‘A Grand Don’t Come For Free’ by THE STREETS

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