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does anyone care?
aside, Up The Bracket will be regarded as a classic album for many years to come - this is inarguable, in fact i challenege anyone to argue against it
or wasn't when i was that age.
up the bracket was the first album i listened to back to back. it's a fantastic pop album, and without it i wouldn't be into music half as much.
Hardly a ringing endorsement. More damning with faint praise, surely?
It's not even regarded as a classic now.
the chances of babyshambles filling the MEN arena shoot up like Doherty.
...find a cure for cancer?
goes on to become a reformation, then its a pretty big night.
But livve blog, seriously? It may be flash in the plan.
And up the bracket. Awesome.
my girlfriend works at hackney empire, and left about an hour ago despite being able to see the show free.
but it's probably pretty cool seeing Pete Doherty, Carl Barat and Kate Moss 'busking' around Hackney Central. One for the camera phone anyway.
I hope they make another album, it'd be hilarious, judging by their last one.
that actually brought a tear to my eye.
I don't give a toss what anyone says, I bloody loved The Libertines... and to read that after what has, frankly, been the worst two weeks of my life is just brilliant.
but i like your post, good on you :-)
'bad trip' ?
...those poor kids having to read such dreadful journalism :'(
written into NME quite a lot of times and been printed, maybe they make a few up to court controversy - although NME is far to infanile and overlookable to cause anything approaching controversy
one was about them putting stereophonics on the cover, and the other was about aphex twin using swearwords
about Daniel Radcliffe. Beat that.
the week after last years leeds festival. Though i wouldn't be surprised if a few or more are made up.
just like radio phone in competitions are pretty much fixed. basically.
Used to make up the 'saucy' letters for the Sport.
he might be your friend, but he spelled necklace 'neckless'... i mean, really. quite unforgivable.
I think if they properly got back together, the results would be magical. Imagine the poignancy of a new album....
No? Well, it's not a Libertines reunion, NME.
because i realy loved(d) the libertines. But its hardly a libertines reunion, and i predicted this the moment they split. Its all just a big money making conspiracy people.
= no libertines 'fraid
to be 16 and listening to Up the Bracket again....
but 'no gary' for me will always mean 'no anal'. Whoops. Curse my euphemistic soul.
This isn't even a reunion then.
Get a grip. 'Up The Bracket'=good, not classic. If you've found nothing better since, you're just not looking.
fanboy or anything, but ive listened to alot of music since i discovered the libertines and nothing's affected me as much as utb.
it was just a matter of time really.
boy meets boy. boy & boy form band (with other less important boys). boys fall out. boys pursue other directions. boys realise other directions are dead ends, creatively and commercially. boy & boy reunite to 'shock' of onlookers.
its your classic Hollywood story
these are people, not abstract entities that you can simplify in such terms - you make it sound like this was all pre-planned, but thats hardly plausible.
they will never recapture that escapism and youthful charm that made UTB, its a shame that anyone's naive enough to think they might - NME will have a field day if it does occur though
i'm saying it was always going to happen
"Special Guests" on all the festival line-ups are provisionally The Libertines, I promise you.
fucking reeks of oppurtunistic money-grabbing if so
i'd say they'd be higher up the bill..
fucking razorlight are headlining Reading. Who actually cares?
i'm sure a libs reunion would be far more of a spectical...
anyway, crap aside, the libertines made a great record and a good record. The point is they were better records than the shit indie clogging up the charts/nme nowadays, so a reunion would therefore expose the rubbish people buy as actually rubbish, and by the end of the decade hopefully no-one on earth would remember who the fratellis or the view were.
but it's a million times better than reading "Pete arrested again" or whatever. If he can his act together, then good.
and could really get behind a reunion, but not tonight. You see I've got the sniffles and I think it's best I just lie down and pop an aspirin.
needing money ?
is that, with a well aimed missile, we can be rid of three pouting cokeheads without wasting too much ammo.
fleece the kids yeah! jeeez
The Libs were a bit hit amongst a vanishly small number of people around the London music scene. The NME bigged them up because Doherty is good headline fodder (as the tabloid papers now realise). Actual numbers of records sold - not many, actual decent songs - not many.
The Libertine brand name is still bigger than that of Babyshambles or the Dirty Pretty Things, so this is inevitable. The whole thing reeks of cynicism.
And, as has been said above, if the other members of the Libertines are not involved, this is not a reunion. It's just the equivalent of Paul Weller or Morrissey performing their back catalogues. Doing that does not mean the Jam or the Smiths have reformed.
an horrendous cash-in exercise, dressed up with noble intentions but just as cynical and money grabbing as these crackwhores...
sure their guitarist is to busy living the Yeti rockstar dream to care about the libs
"Actual numbers of records sold - not many"
i think the libertines s/t sold over a million didn't it, which is quite q few nowadays...
still couldn't gove 2 hoots but if they put out some actual good tunes then good on 'em
Not really. If The Libertines had progressed from 'Up The Bracket' (which I liked a lot at the time), made a good second album as opposed to the steaming heap of dog cack they did and didn't descend into a crack-addled Benny Hill parody of a band then maybe I would.
NME Official response reads-
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It would be a nice reunion if pete wasnt such a tabloid grabbing moron these days.
Unless... Doherty sorts himself out. Babyshambles proved that he's now a talentless shit.