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. AlejandroI.
    Oct 23, 2007
    10
    Pete is a fucking genius.
  2. XCessive
    Jul 11, 2008
    10
    This is a classic - still listening to it months every day later.
  3. matthewb.
    Oct 31, 2007
    10
    A great album. Doherty is as good as Prince and Michael Jackson! Fantastic.
  4. markb.
    Nov 2, 2007
    10
    The best album of the year so far! better than down in albion.
  5. MichaelE.
    Nov 5, 2007
    10
    Thought the first album was class but not to libertines stanard, we'll this ones changed my mind
  6. DeanC.
    Oct 23, 2007
    9
    Super, man.
  7. GavM
    Oct 28, 2007
    9
    Even if he sometimes hides his talent under a bushel, there can be no doubt that Pete has songwriting greatness in him. Anyone who doubts that, and all scumbag tabloid journos that write about him should listen to unbilotitled and repent.
  8. B-DonB
    Jan 4, 2008
    9
    Outstanding album. Undoubtedly the best thing Pete Doherty has been involved in since Up the Bracket. French Dog Blues, Baddies Boogie, Unbilotitled, and Deft Left Hand show a major progression from the mess, albeit a charming one, that was Down In Albion. The songs are now much more structured with distinct chorus's and catchy guitar lines. This one definitely ups the ante for the Outstanding album. Undoubtedly the best thing Pete Doherty has been involved in since Up the Bracket. French Dog Blues, Baddies Boogie, Unbilotitled, and Deft Left Hand show a major progression from the mess, albeit a charming one, that was Down In Albion. The songs are now much more structured with distinct chorus's and catchy guitar lines. This one definitely ups the ante for the next Dirty Pretty Things. Good Luck Carl Expand
  9. RodrigoC.
    Oct 18, 2007
    9
    Finally a band worth worshiping. Other British bands I used to like look stupid in comparison.
  10. MickJ.
    Oct 22, 2007
    10
    Brilliant, smashing, delightful, arousing, euphoric, and at times touching. 'Tis a buffet of emotion, thanks to Pete and Mr. Street.
  11. CourtneyK.
    Oct 22, 2007
    10
    An amazing album that's a joy to listen to from start to finish. Unlike the occasionally brilliant but often frustrating "Down in Albion," there's not a misstep on "Shotter's Nation." This is what Peter Doherty should be known for.
  12. sk
    Oct 27, 2007
    9
    with his second album , Pete proves that he has still the charisma and the talent to write beautiful songs. despite all his problems n blah blah blah , he came back with his best work so far. an album with memorable n catchy melodies that could find a place in any libertines album. stephen street's production is also a high point cause its the first time that babyshambles songs dont with his second album , Pete proves that he has still the charisma and the talent to write beautiful songs. despite all his problems n blah blah blah , he came back with his best work so far. an album with memorable n catchy melodies that could find a place in any libertines album. stephen street's production is also a high point cause its the first time that babyshambles songs dont sound like demos! forget the hype , the gossips , the no-shows n everythin around pete n hear the only the music...cause that s what really matters at the end of the day. Expand
  13. MikeC
    Jun 8, 2008
    9
    Production wise and overall sound wise, its better than their first album. Doherty sounds surprisingly sober, the muttering/sloppy drunk rambling vocals of their debut are gone - And instead actual fully formed songs take their place. Maybe if Pete Doherty can stay clean for more than 2 weeks he will finally be acknowledged as the musical genius which he might be. And maybe his band will Production wise and overall sound wise, its better than their first album. Doherty sounds surprisingly sober, the muttering/sloppy drunk rambling vocals of their debut are gone - And instead actual fully formed songs take their place. Maybe if Pete Doherty can stay clean for more than 2 weeks he will finally be acknowledged as the musical genius which he might be. And maybe his band will finally gain the respect they should. Expand
  14. FelipeP.
    Oct 24, 2007
    10
    This album is amazing, much better than the first one!
  15. joej.
    Oct 28, 2007
    10
    I loved Down in Albion, I love the new one. Go Pete!
  16. MateoG
    Dec 7, 2009
    9
    Better than Down in Albion!!
  17. SeanB
    Dec 25, 2007
    10
    Only thing on this album that isn't worth worshipping is Lost Art Of Murder, Doherty's performance of the song on Jonathon Ross was much, much better than the version on Shotter's Nation. Definitely the best lyrics he's written since The Libertines.
Metascore
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.