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The Libertines: The Libertines

Alfred Soto, Stylus, 7 September 2004

CARL BARAT AND PETE DOHERTY COULD BE LOVERS; hell, I wish they were. On the cover of their eponymous second album, the singer/guitarists lean breathtakingly close, with Doherty in the act of showing Barat a tattoo on his arm bearing the band's name. Their body language radiates intimacy; with his dangling locks and pink kissable mouth, Barat could be Doherty's strung-out girlfriend.

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