The Libertines

The Libertines - The Libertines
Critic Score
Based on 18 reviews
2004 Ratings: #206 / 407
User Score
Based on 176 ratings
2004 Ratings: #130
Liked by 6 people
Sign In to rate and review

CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Uncut

The Libertines is a record of such raw autobiographical honesty that it carries a weight few others in 2004 can match.

91
Spin
A dark, tense record, but one still crackling with life.
90
NME
What you have here is the most agonisingly voyeuristic listening experience in rock, ever. It's also some of the most exhilarating and brilliant rock'n'roll of the past 20 years.
80
The Guardian

A step on from Up the Bracket, this album is a winningly idiosyncratic explosion of dizzy pop and punk fury that could yet be honed to perfection.

71
Pitchfork

It's brilliant at points, exhibiting the casual, grimy grace that laced Up the Bracket through English countryside benders, sing-alongs, and pub anthems, but evidently, The Libertines are creatures of excess, and even a good thing can be overdone.

70
Rolling Stone
No band in recent history has better captured the vertiginous experience of falling apart and loving it.
67
Coke Machine Glow
Some of these songs are excellent, in an unfinished but inspired way. But many of the album's tracks evidence a band that's bursting at the seams with talent, only to stumble on unfocused, scattershot song-writing.
Nightwing734
50

This just makes me wanna listen to the arctic monkeys debut, they did this sound it way better

lilchefremy
90

A frentic, fuzzy, feel-good record. Good shit.

bitterblossom12
77

In college I had the poster of the front of this album in my dorm room and it was awesome.

RichardsH
72

Decent album not much outstanding

lilchefremy
90

A frentic, fuzzy, feel-good record. Good shit.

Melancoholic
70

Good.

Purchasing The Libertines from Amazon helps support Album of the Year. Or consider a donation?