Up The Bracket

The Libertines - Up The Bracket
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2002 Ratings: #14 / 175
User Score
Based on 114 ratings
2002 Ratings: #38
October 14, 2002 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
AllMusic

Virtually every song on Up the Bracket is chock-full of the same kind of bouncy, aggressive guitars, expressive, economic drums, and irresistible hooks that made the Strokes' debut almost too catchy for the band's credibility.

85
Pitchfork
Like The Clash before them, The Libertines draw primarily from decades of rock tradition-- blues, dub, a healthy whiff of the English countryside, and a few gorgeous rock riffs straight from the brainstem of Chuck Berry-- and fuse them into an unruly and triumphant monster of an album.
80
Rolling Stone
Eventually every song will kick in from a slightly different angle, including faux folk and cracked ballad.
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83
At last, a true rock'n'roll album out of modern Britain.
Great tunes, simple ahd so addictive like an ambush for the initiated.
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Track List

  1. Vertigo
  2. Death On the Stairs
  3. Horror Show
  4. Time for Heroes
  5. Boys In the Band
  6. Radio America
  7. Up the Bracket
  8. Tell the King
  9. The Boy Looked At Johnny
  10. Begging
  11. The Good Old Days
  12. I Get Along
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