Hackskeptic’s 500 Greatest Songs: The Libertines – Don’t Look Back Into The Sun

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177 – The Libertines – Don’t Look Back Into The Sun (2003)
Written by Pete Doherty and Carl Barât
Produced by Bernard Butler
Label – Rough Trade

It’s a shame that personal battles and bitterness ended the first incarnation of The Libertines, because for a couple of years, they were without doubt, the brightest lights of the British indie music scene. This garage/indie rock classic contains all the snotty aggression, careless teenage bravado, and indefatigable energy of four punks with nothing to lose. Superb!

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10 responses to “Hackskeptic’s 500 Greatest Songs: The Libertines – Don’t Look Back Into The Sun

  1. Nice call!
    It wouldn’t be in my Top 5 Libertines tunes (Music When the lights go out/Time for heroes/Can’t stand me now/Death on the stairs/Narcissist would be my current 5) but nice to see all the same!

  2. Never really got into them, but I know a good tune when I hear one (well, I like to think so) and I have enjoyed some of their stuff – including this one. A band I need to revisit.

  3. Remarkable that this four year-or-so era generated so much fabulous music and for sure this is magnificent. The Libs were sloppy as hell, but their transparent Englishness marks them as heirs apparent to the Kinks, Madness and the Smiths. Two points for the artist, one for the title, as befits a good record

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