The Libertines – Anthems For Doomed Youth
Despite the fact that it’s axiomatic by now – nowhere more so than in the hidebound narratives of rock ‘n’ roll – there are always more bands who think that you can, in fact, go home again.
The Libertines were, once upon a time, the hottest thing to exist in post-Strokes Britain, a furious mixture of CBGB punk and Rolling Stones swagger. They were a band whose songs you could put on repeat and never tire of them.
Then drugs and mayhem forced them to take a decade off in the wilderness of C-list glamour and Kate Moss.
Now they aren’t.
End of story.