Time for Heroes – The Best of The Libertines

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Time for Heroes – The Best of The Libertines
Greatest hits album by The Libertines
Released 29 October 2007
Genre Garage rock revival
Length 39:18
Label Rough Trade
Producer Mick Jones, Bernard Butler
The Libertines chronology
The Libertines
(2004)The Libertines2004
Time for Heroes – The Best of The Libertines
Anthems for Doomed Youth
(2015)Anthems for Doomed Youth2015
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Digital Spy 3/5 stars [2]
Filter 75% [3]
NME 7/10[4]
Pitchfork Media 5.9/10[5]
The Sun 4.5/5 stars [6]

Time for Heroes – The Best of The Libertines is the greatest hits collection by English rock band The Libertines, released in October 2007 on Rough Trade Records.[7]


The album is the first material to be released by the group, who split up following a deterioration in the relationship between Pete Doherty and the other members of the band, since the single "What Became of the Likely Lads" in October 2004.

The album contains no previously unreleased material, except for the iTunes edition. However, it includes non-album singles ("What a Waster" and "Don't Look Back into the Sun") and several b-sides ("Mayday", "The Delaney" and a rerecording of "Death on the Stairs") some of which were released as bonus tracks on various editions of the band's albums. The compilation itself had zero input from the band.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Pete Doherty and Carl Barât except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Up the Bracket" (from Up the Bracket)   2:40
2. "Time for Heroes" (from Up the Bracket)   2:39
3. "Mayday" (b-side to "What a Waster" single)   1:04
4. "Don't Look Back into the Sun" (non-album single)   2:58
5. "Tell the King" (from Up the Bracket)   3:23
6. "What Katie Did" (from The Libertines) Doherty 3:51
7. "Can't Stand Me Now" (from The Libertines) Doherty / Barât / Richard Hammerton 3:24
8. "What a Waster" (non-album single)   2:59
9. "The Delaney" (b-Side to "Up the Bracket" single)   2:41
10. "Boys in the Band" (from Up the Bracket)   3:43
11. "Death on the Stairs" (Re-recorded version, b-side to "Don't Look Back into the Sun" single)   3:44
12. "I Get Along" (from Up the Bracket)   2:51
13. "What Became of the Likely Lads" (from The Libertines)   3:21
Total length: 39:18
Bonus tracks


Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
UK Albums Chart 23
German Albums Chart 62
Japan Albums Chart 155