Single Review – The Libertines – Anthem For A Doomed Youth

The Libertines’ September 11th LP Anthem For A Doomed Youth has now had it’s title track released as a single and after their last single ‘Gunga Din’ struggled to make much sense to anyone apart from die hard fans, this track is a track that can be grasped a little better. It isn’t musically versatile with only the standard Libertines sound albeit a lighter version of it, but lyrically it is much better than the previous single with clever and simple rhymes that can be understood as Pete actually sings as opposed to slurring his vocals and the whole song is generally the better for it. They still maintain those rough edges that are part of the bands character and it is actually a well functioning song which could make for a half decent album too.

Owen Riddle @oriddleo1995

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