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  • Summary: Produced by Hugh Jones and Stephen Street, 'Libertine' is the fourth studio album for the Britpop band best known for all the Smiths comparisons it generated with its first few releases.
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  1. Like so much of Gene's fine back catalogue, this is an album about the ways in which love can buckle you under and life can break you down, options closing in like the walls of an Indiana Jones dungeon.
  2. Libertine, their new album, won't make anyone throw away their copies of Parklife, The Queen Is Dead or What's the Story (Morning Glory), but it is considerably better than one would expect.
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    It runs longer than an hour, and no matter how much you liked the Smiths you probably don't hav ethe patience for that much Gene. [#56, p.89]
  4. There's not a clunker in the bunch, as at least six of album's 11 songs are among the band's finest creations.
  5. Gene have found a soulful and reflective edge that's brought them close to matching the grace and guile promised by their debut, and best album, Olympian.
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