Peter Doherty - Waste/Gracelands
Written by Nicholas Jennings    Sunday, 13 December 2009 01:00    PDF Print E-mail

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Peter Doherty - Waste/GracelandsHe’s infamous for dating Kate Moss, taking drugs and doing time in prison. But Pete has also shown flashes of real brilliance with his Britrock bands the Libertines and Babyshambles. On his solo debut, it’s more of the same. There are several gems, including the anthemic “Last of the English Roses” and the melodic “Lady, Don’t Fall Backwards,” and songs of genuine emotional honesty like “Broken Love Song.” Sadly, much of the album sounds simply tossed off, as if Pete could barely be bothered. Shame.

March 2009



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