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Monday, October 01, 2007

Libertines Release Best Of: A Time For Heroes

A time for heroes, indeed. Every generation laments the good ol' days when we had someone to look up to. John Lennon. Kurt Cobain. Hell, Kurt Vonnegut. Those people of an iconic nature, who mean so much to us—who seem to define us—aren't meant long for this world. So, it's got to be a little bittersweet when a band like The Libertines is releasing a "best of" and they're all still around... just not together.

Though I'm sure there'll be a formal reunion of sorts in a few years, if Pete doesn't off himself anytime soon, but this signifies the end of an era. Or, if you're feeling glass half full, it's the cornerstone of a time in history, from which everything else will grow. Or, it's just a 13 track CD of songs you probably already own if you're reading this (that's glass half empty). However you take it, it means something. It means these are great songs made by men who one day deserve to be icons for all the right reasons.

Time For Heroes tracklisting:

Up the Bracket
Time for Heroes
Don't Look Back Into the Sun
Tell The King
What Katie Did
Can't Stand Me Now
What a Waster
The Delaney
Boys in the Band
Death on the Stairs
I Get Along
What Became of the Likely Lads

Did you see the stylish kids in the riot....

x, LA Broad

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