The Libertines

User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 101 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 93 out of 101
  2. Negative: 3 out of 101

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  1. ww
    Jan 30, 2006
    4
    Good hooks, but dull and ultimately sad. Even the Replacements recorded sober enough to hear themselves.
  2. scottfree
    Nov 4, 2004
    4
    not as good as i thought it would be(s**t)
  3. DanilioL
    Dec 1, 2005
    5
    British Strokes for British folks.
  4. S.Jensen
    Sep 1, 2004
    6
    A step backward for a once great band. There's a song or two that might make the B list on "Up the Bracket," but most of this isn't even as good as last year's "I Get Along" EP. Of course, if the Clash could recover from the relative letdown of "Give 'Em Enough Rope" and come up with "London Calling" (the greatest third album of all time), maybe there's still hope A step backward for a once great band. There's a song or two that might make the B list on "Up the Bracket," but most of this isn't even as good as last year's "I Get Along" EP. Of course, if the Clash could recover from the relative letdown of "Give 'Em Enough Rope" and come up with "London Calling" (the greatest third album of all time), maybe there's still hope for the Libertines. Expand
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. The results are as ebullient as they are confessional.
  2. Some of these songs are excellent, in an unfinished but inspired way. But many of the album's tracks evidence a band that's bursting at the seams with talent, only to stumble on unfocused, scattershot song-writing.
  3. Often seems fragile, offhand, tentative, even enervated. But this isn't a weakness--it only makes their sound more their own.