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The Libertines' 'Up The Bracket': 10 Years On - Inside This Week's NME

By Eve Barlow

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Posted on 09 Oct 12

 
 



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The debut album from The Libertines is already 10 years old. When did that happen, eh?! Re-live one of the most exciting releases in the UK ever, read all the funny, intense and blood-stained tales behind the making of this seminal record from the people who were there at the time. Enjoy new interviews with Carl, John and Gary and relish Pete Doherty’s diaries from that era.





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Fancy hearing a taster of the album? Simply mouse over selected images on the image below to stream clips from some of the tracks. If you want to hear the whole thing, well, you'll just have to buy the mag...













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