The Libertines discography

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The Libertines discography

Doherty and Barât in 2010
Releases
Studio albums 2
Compilation albums 1
EPs 4
Singles 6
Video albums 2
Music videos 6

The discography of the Libertines, a London-based indie rock band, consists of two studio albums, four extended plays (EPs), one compilation album, six singles and six music videos. Formed in 1997, the Libertines consisted of Pete Doherty (vocals/rhythm guitar), Carl Barât (vocals/lead guitar), John Hassall (bass) and Gary Powell (drums).

The Libertines released their first single "What a Waster" in June 2002 through Rough Trade Records. The single broke into the UK top 40, and earned the band acclaim from the British music press.[1] The Libertines followed up with their debut full-length album Up the Bracket in October 2002. Although Up the Bracket only peaked at number thirty-five in the UK, it was critically acclaimed,[2] and rated as one of the year's best by many publications.[3] Two singles were released to support the album; "Up the Bracket", which reached number twenty-nine in the UK, and "Time for Heroes", which peaked at the twentieth spot.

In August 2003, the Libertines released their fourth single, "Don't Look Back into the Sun". It was their highest-charting effort so far, reaching number eleven. The band's self-titled second album The Libertines was released a year later in August 2004. The album debuted at the top of the British charts, helped by lead single "Can't Stand Me Now", which hit number two. The Libertines, which was certified platinum in the UK, saw the band chart in the United States for the first time, peaking at number 111 on the Billboard 200. However the album was to be the band's last, as they disbanded soon after due to Doherty's substance-abuse problems, run-ins with the law and disagreements with Barât.[4][5] In 2007, Rough Trade issued a greatest hits compilation, Time for Heroes – The Best of The Libertines, which reached number twenty-three in the UK.[6]

Albums[edit]

Year Details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[6]
AUS
[7]
AUT
[8]
BEL
[9]
FR
[10]
GER
[11]
IRE
[12]
JPN
[13]
NLD
[14]
NOR
[15]
SWE
[16]
SWI
[17]
US
[18]
US Heat
[18]
2002 Up the Bracket
  • Label: Rough Trade (#065)
  • Released: 14 October 2002
  • Formats: CD, vinyl, CD/DVD (re-release)
35 120 49 59 13
2004 The Libertines
  • Label: Rough Trade (#166)
  • Released: 30 August 2004
  • Formats: CD, vinyl, gatefold vinyl, CD/DVD (re-issue)
1 53 31 24 27 20 5 18 53 34 18 51 111 4
2007 Time for Heroes – The Best of The Libertines
  • Label: Rough Trade (#421)
  • Released: 29 October 2007
  • Formats: CD, vinyl
23 62 155
"—" denotes albums that did not chart.

Extended plays[edit]

Year Details
2003 Time for Heroes
I Get Along
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • Released: August 2003 (US only)
  • Formats: CD, vinyl
Don't Look Back into the Sun/Death on the Stairs
  • Label: Rough Trade Japanese import
  • Released: October 2003 (Japan only)
  • Format: Maxi CD
2005 What Became of the Likely Lads
  • Label: Rough Trade US
  • Released: March 2005 (US only)
  • Format: Maxi CD

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
UK
[6]
IRE
[12]
2002 "What a Waster" 37 Non-album single
"Up the Bracket" 29 Up the Bracket
2003 "Time for Heroes" 20
"Don't Look Back into the Sun" 11 Non-album single
2004 "Can't Stand Me Now" 2 28 The Libertines
"What Became of the Likely Lads" 9
"—" denotes singles that did not chart.

Videos[edit]

Year Details Notes
2003 Up the Bracket (Bonus DVD)
  • Label: Rough Trade (#065)
  • Released: 8 September 2003
  • Available only as a bonus DVD with the UK re-release of Up the Bracket.
  • Features promotional videos of "Up The Bracket", "Time for Heroes" and "I Get Along".
2004 Boys in the Band
  • Label: Rough Trade (#166)
  • Released: 22 November 2004
  • Available only as a bonus DVD with the special edition re-issue of The Libertines.
  • Features live songs filmed in Japan and Madrid, the "Can't Stand Me Now" video, footage of the band at the NME Awards, backstage footage and interviews.

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
2002 "Up the Bracket" Gina Birch
2003 "Don't Look Back into the Sun" Alexander Strickland-Clarke
"Time for Heroes" Gina Birch
"I Get Along"
2004 "Can't Stand Me Now" Douglas Hart and Becky Hastings
"What Became of the Likely Lads" Johan Renck

Miscellaneous[edit]

Year Song Album Comments
2003 "What a Waster"[21] The Football Factory soundtrack Previously released as a single.
"Lazy Sunday"[22] Blackball soundtrack Cover of a 1968 Small Faces song.
2004 "Born in England"[23] Single Xfm's song for the Euro 2004 football tournament. Also features James Nesbitt, Delays, Bernard Butler, The Wheatleys, and members of Supergrass.
"All at Sea"[24] The Observer newspaper free CD Previously unreleased song. The other songs on the CD were "Can't Stand Me Now", "Don't Look Back into the Sun", "Time for Heroes" and "Narcissist".
"Up the Bracket (live)"[25] Bring Your Own Poison – the Rhythm Factory Sessions "Another Girl, Another Planet" is a hidden track performed along with Peter Perrett.
"Another Girl, Another Planet"
2006 "Arbeit Macht Frei"[26] Children of Men soundtrack Previously released on The Libertines.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beaumont, Mark (28 May 2002). "A new dawn has come, brothers and sisters...". NME. Retrieved on 10 May 2008.
  2. ^ Fox, Jason (3 October 2002). "The Libertines: Up The Bracket ...an unholy row a million times better than 'What A Waster'...". NME. Retrieved on 10 May 2008.
  3. ^ " The Libertines: Up the Bracket". AcclaimedMusic.net. Retrieved on 10 May 2008.
  4. ^ "No More Time for Heroes?". NME. Retrieved on 10 May 2008.
  5. ^ "Pete Doherty Pleads Guilty". NME. Retrieved on 10 May 2008.
  6. ^ a b c "UK Albums chart". EveryHit.com. Retrieved 22 March 2008. 
  7. ^ "ARIA Report: 6th September 2004". pandora.nla.gov.au. Retrieved 18 July 2009. 
  8. ^ "The Libertines Austria Chart history". AustrianCharts.at. Retrieved 22 March 2008. 
  9. ^ "The Libertines Belgium Chart history". UltraTop.be. Retrieved 22 March 2008. 
  10. ^ "The Libertines France Chart history". lescharts.com. Retrieved 22 March 2008. 
  11. ^ "The Libertines Germany Chart history". Musicline.de. Retrieved 22 March 2008. 
  12. ^ a b "Irish chart positions". irish-charts.com. Retrieved 30 July 2009. 
  13. ^ "ザ・リバティーンズ". oricon.co.jp. Retrieved 19 July 2009. 
  14. ^ "The Libertines Netherlands Chart history". DutchCharts.nl. Retrieved 22 March 2008. 
  15. ^ "The Libertines Norway Chart history". NorwegianCharts.com. Retrieved 22 March 2008. 
  16. ^ "The Libertines Sweden Chart history". SwedishCharts.com. Retrieved 22 March 2008. 
  17. ^ "The Libertines Switzerland Chart history". HitParade.ch. Retrieved 22 March 2008. 
  18. ^ a b "The Libertines: Charts & Awards – Billboard albums". Allmusic. Retrieved 22 March 2008. 
  19. ^ "Up the Bracket Certified Awards". British Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on 10 March 2008. Retrieved 30 July 2007. 
  20. ^ "The Libertines Certified Awards". British Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on 10 March 2008. Retrieved 30 July 2007. 
  21. ^ The Football Factory soundtrack. Amazon.com. Retrieved on 24 February 2008.
  22. ^ Blackball soundtrack. Amazon.com. Retrieved on 24 February 2008.
  23. ^ Top Story: "Born In England" Out This Week. Xfm Online. Retrieved on 26 February 2008.
  24. ^ The Observer: Exclusive 5-track CD. Last.fm. Retrieved on 24 February 2008.
  25. ^ Bring Your Own Poison – the Rhythm Factory Sessions. Amazon.com. Retrieved on 24 February 2008.
  26. ^ Children of Men soundtrack. Amazon.com. Retrieved on 24 February 2008.

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