Posted by: outroversion | December 15, 2009

Albums of the year: Peter Doherty- Grace/Wastelands

1. Arcadie
2. Last Of English Roses
3. 1939 Returning
4. A Little Death Around The Eyes
5. Salome
6. Through The Looking Glass
7. Sweet By And By
8. Palace Of Bone
9. Sheep Skin Tearaway
10. Broken Love Song
11. New Love Grows On Trees

Essential Downloads: 1, 2, 4, 10, 11

I would say you don’t need me to tell you about pete doherty but some people do need telling. He’s an incredibly talented poet and musician who has recovered from drug addiction. Next to Ben Gibbard he is the artist I’ve seen perform more times than any other and one of few musicians I have and would travel anywhere to see.

The idiots who are so close minded as not to listen to his music are missing out. I’m not going to go on a huge rant here as I’ve learned in the past you can’t win when you’re talking about pete because talent and passion aren’t valid points against tabloid sheep. Fuck you if you’re one of them. Fuck. You. Cunts.

:) So the album came after babyshambles second brilliant album and was released while on tour with Blur’s graham coxon. He carried on touring solo relentlessly until only recently when he got back on the road with babyshambles. He’d been playing some of these songs as far back as in the days of the libertines, New Love Grows On Trees is the masterpiece of those days. Last of the English Roses is so well written it’s amazing, no one can write like him because he writes for himself and it’s only because it’s so good that the world listens in.

Just get it yeah.


  1. Couldn't agree more. Easily my album of the year (and gigs of the year too!)

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