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- Carl Barat by Carl Barat
2/10 Paul Customer review, 2nd October 2010
Am I the only person in the entire world who reckons that The Libertines were completely and utterly overrated? It sometimes appears that way.
I've tried and tried to witness a modicum of the talent that Pete Doherty and his cronies supposedly possess. After years of trying, I'm ready to admit that I've given up. I'm also now totally convinced that they're rubbish.
Carl Barat's new album is so poor, I feel sorry for the record label. Imagine being Barat's Marketing Manager!! It's like selling mouldy oranges to Brazilians.
Of course, none of this means anything to NME readers. For the past 6 weeks, Barat and his mates have been regularly featured - The Libertines even appeared on the front cover two weeks running after their "majestic return to form" at Reading Festival. It's so sad that kids are being spoonfed this crap when there are so many other fabulous bands out there hardly getting a look-in.
Do yourself a favour. Don't buy Barat's album. He'll only think that he's talented and go and write some more tuneless material next year...
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