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  • Summary: The debut release for the Libertines' co-frontman's side project Carl Barât & The Jackals was produced by Joby Ford of the Bronx.
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Glory Days
It wasn't thunder, or a shot across the bows, That was blood, my friend, and you're in for it now When the whip cracks, that's your calling card, For... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Q Magazine
    Feb 12, 2015
    80
    It's uplifting stuff. [Mar 2015, p.104]
  2. Feb 12, 2015
    80
    This feels like a placeholder for the forthcoming Libertines album, but, as placeholders go, it’s a stormer.
  3. Feb 19, 2015
    70
    It’s an affair that is much more snarling and punkish than solemn and introspective and one that appears to have been a good representation of what he had in mind.
  4. Magnet
    Feb 19, 2015
    60
    Much of this album comes surprisingly close to the woozy heights scaled by Barat's old gang--but not quite close enough because, if there are criticisms here, it's that there's too little light and shade. [No. 117, p.52]
  5. Mojo
    Mar 19, 2015
    60
    Trad-indie may be flailing but Barat's belief is persuasive. [Apr 2015, p.92]
  6. 50
    Save for the singles, it all feels inconsequential. It plays more like a young band who grew up worshipping Up the Bracket, rather than identifying with the songwriter who helped forge the sound.
  7. Feb 17, 2015
    20
    Let It Reign’s abrasiveness does little to deflect from its disappointing lack of ambition.

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