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Down In Albion by Babyshambles

Babyshambles

Down In Albion

Release Date: Feb 14, 2006

Genre(s): Indie, Rock

Record label: Rough Trade

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Album Review: Down In Albion by Babyshambles

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Throughout his career, Pete Doherty has always been remarkably honest about drawing inspiration from his self-destruction. During his time with the Libertines, his debauchery underscored the band's explosive, teetering-on-the-edge-of-chaos chemistry. But with his post-Libertines group Babyshambles (again, the name is up-front about Doherty's modus operandi), he doesn't just teeter, he jumps right over the edge, and the band's debut album, Down in Albion -- which is also heavily inspired by Doherty's drug use and troubles with the law -- shows that his music, at the very least, is a hollow shell of what it used to be.

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