Anthems for Doomed Youth

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Anthems for Doomed Youth
Anthems For Doomed Youth Libertines Album Cover.jpg
Studio album by The Libertines
Released 11 September 2015
Recorded Karma Sounds Studios, Thailand[1]
Genre Garage rock revival, indie rock
Length 45:45
Label Virgin EMI (UK)
Harvest (US)
Producer Jake Gosling
The Libertines chronology
Time for Heroes – The Best of The Libertines
(2007)
Anthems for Doomed Youth
(2015)
Alternative cover
Deluxe edition artwork
Deluxe edition artwork
Singles from Anthems for Doomed Youth
  1. "Gunga Din"
    Released: 2 July 2015
  2. "Glasgow Coma Scale Blues"
    Released: 20 August 2015
  3. "Heart of the Matter"
    Released: 22 October 2015

Anthems for Doomed Youth is the third studio album by English garage rock band The Libertines, released on 11 September 2015.[2] The album contains two notable literary references, the tracks "Anthem for Doomed Youth" and "Gunga Din" referencing poems of the same titles by Wilfred Owen and Rudyard Kipling respectively. "Gunga Din" was released as the album's first single on 2 July 2015.[3] The album's second single, "Glasgow Coma Scale Blues", was released on 20 August 2015.[4]

Release[edit]

The album was released in 3 formats: Digital, CD, and Vinyl. There is also a Deluxe Edition, released on CD and Digitally, including extra tracks. A box set, including a Deluxe CD, a Vinyl copy, exclusive film, and signed art prints, was also released.[2] To celebrate the release of the new LP 'a week of shenanigans' was announced, mainly taking place at Camden's Dublin Castle venue. The run of events was titled 'Somewhere Over the Railings'. [5]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic70/100[6]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[7]
The Guardian4/5 stars[8]
The Independent3/5 stars[9]
Mojo4/5 stars[10]
NME7/10[11]
Pitchfork7.7/10[12]
Q3/5 stars[13]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[14]
Spin6/10[15]
Uncut8/10[16]

Reviews for the album were generally positive, earning a rating of 70 out of 100 on Metacritic, indicating generally favourable reviews.[6]

Accolades[edit]

Publication Accolade Year Rank
NME NME's Albums of the Year 2015 2015

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Doherty and Barât.

No.TitleLength
1."Barbarians"3:35
2."Gunga Din"2:58
3."Fame and Fortune"3:07
4."Anthem for Doomed Youth"4:26
5."You're My Waterloo"4:19
6."Belly of the Beast"4:06
7."Iceman"4:58
8."Heart of the Matter"3:29
9."Fury of Chonburi"2:40
10."The Milkman's Horse"3:23
11."Glasgow Coma Scale Blues"3:12
12."Dead for Love"5:14

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[18] 55
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[19] 9
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[20] 16
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[21] 18
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[22] 28
French Albums (SNEP)[23] 22
Irish Albums (IRMA)[24] 10
Italian Albums (FIMI)[25] 57
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[26] 13
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[27] 11
UK Albums (OCC)[28] 3
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[29] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ NME.COM. "The Libertines Interview: Pete Doherty And Carl Barat On Thailand And Their Monster Of A Comeback Album". NME.COM.
  2. ^ a b "Anthems for Doomed Youth - Album - Videos - Tour - Store". thelibertines.com. Archived from the original on 2 July 2015.
  3. ^ The Libertines Explore Thailand's Red Light District in "Gunga Din" Video, Pitchfork Media, 2 July 2015. Last accessed 20 August 2015.
  4. ^ The Libertines Share New Song "Glasgow Coma Scale Blues", Pitchfork Media, 20 August 2015. Last accessed 20 August 2015.
  5. ^ NME.COM. "The Libertines announce 'week of shenanigans' at small Camden venue to mark new album release - NME.COM". NME.COM.
  6. ^ a b "Reviews for Anthems for Doomed Youth by The Libertines". Metacritic. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  7. ^ Phares, Heather. "Anthems for Doomed Youth – The Libertines". AllMusic. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  8. ^ Petridis, Alexis (10 September 2015). "The Libertines: Anthems for Doomed Youth – a reputation restored". The Guardian. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  9. ^ Harley, Kevin (29 August 2015). "The Libertines, Anthems For Doomed Youth – Album review". The Independent. Archived from the original on 31 August 2015. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  10. ^ Gilbert, Pat (31 August 2015). "The Libertines – Anthems For Doomed Youth". Mojo. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  11. ^ Daly, Rhian (3 September 2015). "The Libertines – 'Anthems For Doomed Youth'". NME. Archived from the original on 5 September 2015. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  12. ^ Snapes, Laura (7 September 2015). "The Libertines: Anthems for Doomed Youth". Pitchfork. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  13. ^ "The Libertines: Anthems for Doomed Youth". Q (351): 112. October 2015.
  14. ^ Dolan, Jon (4 September 2015). "Anthems for Doomed Youth". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  15. ^ Soto, Alfred (15 September 2015). "Review: The Libertines Claw Their Way to Adulthood on 'Anthems for Doomed Youth'". Spin. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  16. ^ Martin, Gavin (October 2015). "The Libertines: Anthems for Doomed Youth". Uncut (221): 78.
  17. ^ "NME's Albums of the Year 2015". nme.com. Retrieved 2015-12-10.
  18. ^ Ryan, Gavin (19 September 2015). "ARIA Albums: Bring Me the Horizon 'That's the Spirit' Debuts At One in Australia". Noise11. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  19. ^ "Ö3 Austria Top40: Longplay-Charts - Ö3 Charts". oe3.orf.at.
  20. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Libertines – Anthems for Doomed Youth" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  21. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Libertines – Anthems for Doomed Youth" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  22. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – The Libertines – Anthems for Doomed Youth" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  23. ^ "Lescharts.com – The Libertines – Anthems for Doomed Youth". Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  24. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 38, 2015". Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  25. ^ "Italiancharts.com – The Libertines – Anthems for Doomed Youth". Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  26. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – The Libertines – Anthems for Doomed Youth". Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  27. ^ "Swisscharts.com – The Libertines – Anthems for Doomed Youth". Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  28. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  29. ^ "The Libertines Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 22 September 2015.