Buzzed Bands Podcast, Ep. 2 w/ Cold Blood Club

Friday, March 20, 2009

Grace/Wastelands - Pete Doherty

For years I've been hearing all this shit about Pete Doherty being a genius. Frankly I never got it, sure Libertines were good and Baby Shambles weren't bad either but great? Not in my opinion, not even close.

I was looking through my inbox this morning and I had an email with a link to download the new Pete Doherty album. I decided to give it a try.

I want to offer an apology to every fan of this dude who I ever insulted by talking shit and questioning his talent. His new solo album Grace/Wastelands is one of the best albums I've heard in a very long time. It's not perfect but damn it comes pretty close.

As you know I'm not into writing album reviews so I'm not going to get into specifics so I'll keep it short. BUY THIS ALBUM, immediately.

Again, I'm not a big fan of any of the bands this dude has been in so this is not a biased opinion. Also, as you know, I generally prefer loud and fast - this is neither and yet I love it.

If holing up in a dingy London flat and shooting heroin 24/7 results in music like this well then keep it up Petey boy.

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