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 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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7 Significant Debut Albums Turning 15 in… 2017

Looking back in time… memorable moments in sonic history!

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The year 2002 was quite significant for debut albums. Here are seven that stood out,
7 thrilling longplayers turning 15 in 2017 and still sounding impressive. Here we go…

1/ ‘Behind The Music’ by THE SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES
Released (UK): 16 January
Top trackThe Flood
sool

2/ ‘Original Pirate Material’ by THE STREETS
Released: 25 March
Top trackLet’s Push Things Forward
streets

3/’Highly Evolved’ by THE VINES
Released: 14 July
Top track: Outtathaway
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4/ ‘The Coral’ by THE CORAL
Released: 29 July
Top trackDreaming Of You
coral

5/ ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’ by INTERPOL
Released: 19 August
Top trackNYC
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6/ ‘Up The Bracket’ by THE LIBERTINES
Released: 14 October
Top track: I Get Along
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7/ ‘They Threw Us All In A Trench And Stuck A Monument On Top’ by LIARS
Released: 30 October
Top track: The Garden Was Crowded And Outside
liars

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