User Score
9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 69 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 64 out of 69
  2. Negative: 2 out of 69

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  1. ChrisB
    Apr 24, 2003
    5
    After 3 heartfelt listens to the whole albumn it is still boring, not creative, and makes me wonder where all the hype came from. Spend money on talented artists instead.
  2. FabianaA
    Oct 13, 2003
    5
    "Nothing of new, nothing of expecional"
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Eventually every song will kick in from a slightly different angle, including faux folk and cracked ballad.
  2. Like The Clash before them, The Libertines draw primarily from decades of rock tradition-- blues, dub, a healthy whiff of the English countryside, and a few gorgeous rock riffs straight from the brainstem of Chuck Berry-- and fuse them into an unruly and triumphant monster of an album.
  3. 100
    This is music to play in dark, velvety, womblike bars; this is music to play while buying cigarettes; this is music for well-dressed poor people. [May 2003, p.109]