The band

Origin: London, England
Genre(s): Indie rock, garage rock, post-punk revival
Years active: 1997-2004, 2010, 2014-present
Label: Rough Trade, Virgin EMI, Harvest
Members Carl Barât, Pete Doherty, John Hassall, Gary Powell
Former members: Johnny Borrell, Steve Bedlow (Scarborough Steve), Paul Dufour (Mr. Razzcocks)

The Libertines are an English rock band, formed in London in 1997 by frontmen Carl Barât (vocals/guitar) and Pete Doherty (vocals/guitar). The band, centred on the songwriting partnership of Barât and Doherty, has also included John Hassall (bass) and Gary Powell (drums) for most of its recording career. The band was part of the garage rock revival and spearheaded the movement in the UK.

The band gained some notoriety in the early 2000s. Although their mainstream success was initially limited, their profile soon grew, culminating in a No. 2 single and No. 1 album on the UK Charts. In December 2004, their self-titled second album was voted the second best album of the year by NME magazine. The first two of their full-length LPs were produced by Mick Jones, of the British punk band The Clash.

In spite of their critical and controversial success as well as decent commercial success, the band's music was often eclipsed by its internal conflicts, stemming from Doherty's drug addictions, which eventually led to the breakup of the band. The members of The Libertines went on to form new bands with varying degrees of commercial and critical success.

In August 2010, the four members of The Libertines reunited to play a series of shows, including slots at the 2010 Reading and Leeds Festivals. The reunion shows received a highly positive response from the press and fans. In April 2014, The Libertines announced they would again reform for a show at London's Hyde Park. In November 2014 the band signed a record deal with Virgin EMI Records, and released their third album, Anthems for Doomed Youth on September 11, 2015.

Studio Albums

Up the Bracket (2002)

  1. Vertigo - (View lyric?)
  2. Death on the Stairs - (View lyric?)
  3. Horrorshow - (View lyric?)
  4. Time for Heroes - (View lyric?)
  5. Boys in the Band - (View lyric?)
  6. Radio America - (View lyric?)
  7. Up the Bracket - (View lyric?)
  8. Tell the King - (View lyric?)
  9. The Boy Looked at Johnny - (View lyric?)
  10. Begging - (View lyric?)
  11. The Good Old Days - (View lyric?)
  12. I Get Along - (View lyric?)
  13. What a Waster - (View lyric?)

The Libertines (2004)

  1. Can't Stand Me Now - (View lyric?)
  2. Last Post on the Bugle - (View lyric?)
  3. Don't Be Shy - (View lyric?)
  4. The Man Who Would Be King - (View lyric?)
  5. Music When the Lights Go Out - (View lyric?)
  6. Narcissist - (View lyric?)
  7. The Ha Ha Wall - (View lyric?)
  8. Arbeit Macht Frei - (View lyric?)
  9. Campaign of Hate - (View lyric?)
  10. What Katie Did - (View lyric?)
  11. Tomblands - (View lyric?)
  12. The Saga - (View lyric?)
  13. Road to Ruin - (View lyric?)
  14. What Became of the Likely Lads - (View lyric?)
  15. France (Hidden track) - (View lyric?)

Anthems for Doomed Youth (2015)

  1. Barbarians - (View lyric?)
  2. Gunga Din - (View lyric?)
  3. Fame and Fortune - (View lyric?)
  4. Anthem for Doomed Youth - (View lyric?)
  5. You're My Waterloo - (View lyric?)
  6. Belly of the Beast - (View lyric?)
  7. Iceman - (View lyric?)
  8. Heart of the Matter - (View lyric?)
  9. Fury of Chonburi - (View lyric?)
  10. The Milkman's Horse - (View lyric?)
  11. Glasgow Coma Scale Blues - (View lyric?)
  12. Dead for Love - (View lyric?)
  13. Love on the Dole (Deluxe Edition bonus track) - (View lyric?)
  14. Bucket Shop (Deluxe Edition bonus track) - (View lyric?)
  15. Lust of the Libertines (Deluxe Edition bonus track) - (View lyric?)
  16. 7 Deadly Sins (Deluxe Edition bonus track) - (View lyric?)
  17. Over It Again (Japan bonus track)