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The Libertines

The Libertines
Formed: 2001 in London, England
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Disbanded: 2004
Group Members: Carl Barât, Pete Doherty, John Hassall, Gary Powell, Johnny Borrell
Biography: The Libertines joined the pop fray of 2002, competing with the likes of the Strokes, Hives, Vines, and Doves with their debut single, "What a Waster." The Bernard Butler-produced track entered the U.K.'s Top 40 in June, leaving NME to crown the Libertines as the best new band in Britain. The double-A-side ...Read full biography
Up the Bracket
Released: 2002
Label: EMI Music Distribution
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The first British band to rival the garage rock revival sparked by the Strokes and White Stripes in the U.S., the Hives in Sweden, and the Datsuns in, er, New Zealand, the Libertines burst onto the scene ...Read full review
Up The Bracket [US Bonus Tracks]
Released: 2002
Label: Sanctuary
Critics' Rating:
The first British band to rival the garage rock revival sparked by the Strokes and White Stripes in the U.S., the Hives in Sweden, and the Datsuns in, er, New Zealand, the Libertines burst onto the scene ...Read full review