Editors’ Notes As The Strokes and White Stripes were importing stateside garage-rock grit to the UK in 2002, Up the Bracket channeled raucous British raconteurs like The Kinks and The Jam to mobilize a new generation of mouthy wasters. From the tetchy title track to the tipsy “Boys in the Band,” The Libertines are the pub-stool prophets who want to knife you one moment and put you in a loving headlock the next—all while charming you into buying their next drink.

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Vertigo
1
2:38
 
Death On the Stairs
2
3:24
 
Horror Show
3
2:34
 
Time for Heroes
4
2:40
 
Boys In the Band
5
3:42
 
Radio America
6
3:44
 
Up the Bracket
7
2:38
 
Tell the King
8
3:24
 
The Boy Looked At Johnny
9
2:38
 
Begging
10
3:20
 
The Good Old Days
11
2:59
 
I Get Along
12
2:53