Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Decade Null: 2004 - The Libertines

You can't really do the last decade and totally ignore the Libertines, can you? So let's not paint Pete Doherty out of history entirely. From The Libertines self-titled debut album, Carl Barat does a solo reading of Can't Stand Me Now for Rolling Stone.

Okay, we're painting Doherty out a little.



[Part of Decade Null 2004]

[UPDATE: Thanks to Danbut for pointing out that I'd totally forgotten the existence of Up The Bracket]


9 comments:

danbutt said...

Up the Bracket is the debut, though. It's rarely a good sign when a band have an eponymous non-debut album, is it? (Stubbornly calling both first and second albums by your band name, a la Tindersticks, doesn't count.) Example: The Cure by The Cure. Oh dear.

simon h b said...

You're right, danbutt. I'd forgotten UTB had even existed.

You're even more right about eponymous albums - Liz Phair being the case-prover, I think.

Chris Brown said...

After about 48 hours of thought, I've finally come up with The Charlatans. And possibly Blur. But that really is about it.

Anonymous said...

The Velvet Underground. Maybe not as good as the first two but still brilliant.

The other example for me is Portishead. I think it's a far better album than Dummy but I imagine there is still a minority of fans agreeing with me on that one.

Chris said...

The Libertines were awesome and played a big part in the progression of Indie music over the last decade. Great article about Indie music over the last decade here http://bit.ly/7e2SfY some really great bands are featured.

simon h b said...

@Chris
Oh, christ - I scrolled down past some headings which seemed to be drawn solely from 'who was on an NME cover, then' until I got to Green Day.

Olive said...

It's rarely a good sign when a band have an eponymous non-debut album, is it?

I can't think why it's taken me so long to think of this counter example, but how about 'The Beatles'?

simon h b said...

Some people (i.e. me) actually call that album by a totally different name. "The one with Obla-di, Obla-da on", to be precise.

Chris Brown said...

Not sure it's my idea of a good sign, really. It's pretty obviously a record by a band who were falling apart.

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