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    The Libertines

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    Genre:Indie, Punk, Rock
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    What Became Of The Likely Lads lyrics
    The Ha Ha Wall lyrics
    Up The Bracket lyrics
    4The Good Old Days lyrics
    5Cyclop lyrics
    France lyrics
    7You're My Waterloo lyrics
    8Fame and Fortune lyrics
    Vertigo lyrics
    Don't be Shy lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1The French Sessions [2003]
    2Rough Enough Stuff [2001]
    3Babyshambles Sessions [2003]
    4Legs 11 [2001]
    5Can't Stand Me Now (Single) [2004]
    6The Sailor Sessions [2001]
    7Chicken Shack Sessions [2001]
    8The Best Of: A Time For Heroes [2004]
    9The Libertines [2004]
    10Up The Bracket [2002]


    The Libertines are an English rock band, formed in London in 1997 by frontmen Carl Barât (vocals/guitar) and Pete Doherty (vocals/guitar). The band, centered on the songwriting partnership of Barat and Doherty, also included John Hassall (bass) and Gary Powell (drums) for most of its recording career. The band was part of the garage rock revival and spearheaded the movement in the UK.

    The band gained some notoriety in the early 2000s. Although their mainstream success was initially limited, their profile soon grew, culminating in a No. 2 single and No. 1 album on the UK Charts. In December 2004, their self-titled second album was voted the second best album of the year by NME magazine. Both of their full-length LPs were produced by Mick Jones, of the British punk band The Clash.

    In spite of their critical success as well as decent commercial success, the band's music was often eclipsed by its internal conflicts, stemming from Doherty's addictions to crack cocaine and heroin, which eventually led to the breakup of the band. Doherty has since stated that the breakup of the band was due to relationship difficulties between Barât and himself that were not related to his drug addictions. The members of The Libertines went on to form new bands with varying degrees of commercial and critical success.

    In August 2010, the four members of The Libertines reunited to play a series of shows, including slots at the 2010 Reading and Leeds Festivals. The reunion shows received a highly positive response from the press and fans.

    In April 2014, The Libertines announced they would again reform for a show at London's Hyde Park. In November 2014 the band signed a record deal with Virgin EMI Records, and released their third album on September 11, 2015.

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