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One good thing and one not so good thing

Gigwise reviewed Shotters and gave it 4,5/5 stars (that's the good thing).
The NME is announcing this:
The Libertines to release new album next month
Band to release Best Of - and NME.COM has the tracklisting

NME.COM can exclusively reveal that the Libertines will release a 'best of' compilation album next month - and we have managed to get hold of full details of the record's tracklisting.
The album will be called 'Time For Heroes - The Best Of The Libertines' and will be released on October 29.
The full tracklisting is:
'Up The Bracket'
'Time For Heroes'
'Don't Look Back Into The Sun'
'Tell The King'
'What Katie Did'
'Can't Stand Me Now'
'What A Waster'
'The Delaney'
'Boys In The Band'
'Death On The Stairs'
'I Get Along'
'What Became Of The Likely Lads'
This is a not so good thing, at least to me. I assume Rough Trade is jumping on the bandwagon, seeing that Babyshambles are releasing a probable Top 5 album and have a huge arena tour in sight, but does it have any sense? Remember that:
1. The Libertines have only released 2 albums so far (a bit paltry for a best of isn't it?)
2. A compilation of unreleased material pre-first break up is going to be released by the end of the year (the much anticipated "The Arcadian Dream")
3. Their spin off bands are in full flight, particularly Peter's (at least at the moment). How good can this be for Babyshambles?
4. What kind of crackhead can conceive a best of the Libertines without their masterpiece, which is fucking Good Old Days???
Oh well. As for the promotion, at the end of October Peter will be busy with Shotters and Carl will be busy with... ghostbusters. I predict a flop.

1 comment:

Arturo said...

Yeah, I entirely agree- I cannot believe "The Good Old Days" hasn't been included- it's an absolute farce...

Anyway, thanks for the update- I've been reading your blog for a while, it's very good- keep it up matey...