Shotter's Nation - Babyshambles
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 40 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 40
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 40
  3. Negative: 1 out of 40

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  1. Dec 22, 2010
    8
    I can't really compare Babyshambles and The Libertines together. They have two different distinct sounds to their music. But to be honest, I like Babyshambles more. Shotter's Nation's is a really good album. The guitar pieces are a lot more catchier than the guitar pieces in The Libertines albums because it sounds a lot more smoother, where as The Libertines took a punk rock sound to their music. And Babyshambles isn't like that. All In All, This was a good album and i recommend it. B+ Expand
  2. Oct 21, 2011
    6
    A much more coherent follow up than their debut Down in Albion. Unfortunately the songs here are the tamest and blandest Doherty has written. Stephen Street deserves credit on production duties. He's gotten the most out of a collection of very average songs. It's a pity he wasn't around for their debut when the songs had much more potential but ultimately butchered in studio. Where this sounds like a band actually concentrating, the material is week and it's hard to get away from that fact. Delivery is a highlight but apart from that not much worth writing about on it. If your a big Libertines fan you'll enjoy aspects of it but overall it lacks bite. Expand
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68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. Occasionally veering into rakish skiffle in an annoying hat, it’s not quite the righteous sword-slash of vindication prayed for by fans; still, it’s a relief to see Doherty’s muse in surprisingly rude health.
  2. Pete Doherty has just dropped one of the best indie rock records you’re likely to hear this year.
  3. Shotter's Nation has no stand-out moments. Delivery is about the best of the bunch, but it's no rival to anything The Libertines ever did.