Down in Albion

Release date
14 Nov 2005
Running length
18 tracks
Running time
73:56

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Babyshambles - La Belle Et La Bete 5:04 29,911
1 Babyshambles - La Belle et la Bête 5:05 98,141
2 Babyshambles - Fuck Forever 4:39 234,549
3 Babyshambles - A'Rebours 3:23 80,677
4 Babyshambles - The 32nd of December 3:00 66,220
5 Babyshambles - Pipedown 2:37 110,815
6 Babyshambles - Sticks and Stones 4:50 46,830
6 Babyshambles - Sticks & Stones 4:51 49,279
7 Baby shambles - Killamangiro 3:13 9,883
8 Babyshambles - 8 Dead Boys 4:16 89,802
9 Baby shambles - In Love With A Feeling 2:51 6,158
10 Babyshambles - Pentonville 3:49 74,956
11 Babyshambles - What Katy Did Next 3:08 83,646
12 Babyshambles - Albion 4:04 119,872
13 Babyshambles - Back From the Dead 4:29 85,711
14 Babyshambles - Loyalty Song 3:32 83,429
15 Babyshambles - Up the Morning 5:43 72,978
16 Babyshambles - Merry Go Round 5:22 73,568

About this album

Down in Albion is the debut album by Babyshambles, Pete Doherty’s post-Libertines band.

Down in Albion was released on November 14, 2005 on Rough Trade Records, although it was leaked on to the Internet on October 19, 2005. Produced by Mick Jones, Down in Albion contains a rerecorded version of their second single “Killamangiro” as well as a reggae track, “Pentonville”. The inclusion of “Albion” is controversial among fans, due to the song’s history as a fan favorite from the days of The Libertines. Down in Albion is intended to be a concept album, telling the tale of a beauty and a beast. The album received mixed reviews on release, with some journalists feeling that it sounded “lazy”, suffered from bad production and failed to live up to the standard of Doherty’s previous material (a few of the tracks on this album made their debut on various sessions recorded by The Libertines). The first track, “La Belle et la Bête” (French for “Beauty and the Beast”), features the vocals of Doherty’s then-girlfriend Kate Moss, and “Pentonville” was written by Doherty and The General, a friend he met whilst an inmate in Pentonville Prison. The album was seen as a move away from The Libertines’ style of music. The artwork for the album was created by Doherty.

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  • dropfromspace

    it will always be one of my favorite albums

    14 Feb 3:45am Reply
  • Yoop_

    my favorite babyshambles album! love patrick walden!

    18 Dec 2011 Reply
  • MorningDrew

    one of the best albums,ever. it's so charming and i like the fact that some songs sound quite unfinished. [2] exactly kurwa!

    31 Oct 2011 Reply
  • edlina14

    ♥love,lovelove it .

    15 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Grenouille_

    лучший их альбом! [2] тут не поспоришь!

    13 Dec 2010 Reply
  • LizaEny

    лучший их альбом!

    21 Oct 2010 Reply
  • doodlebugs-91

    love this album

    25 Dec 2009 Reply
  • scrmnbloodymrdr

    one of the best albums,ever. it's so charming and i like the fact that some songs sound quite unfinished. .

    16 Dec 2009 Reply
  • MrAlabama

    I was 13 years old and this album laid the groundwork for my future musical taste. Looking for a vinyl copy!

    11 Oct 2009 Reply
  • calsimon

    why did I buy this/ i should have known.

    6 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Hannl

    beeest album < 3

    6 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Delexo

    This album starts of so strongly and then just slowly disintegrates. :(

    8 Jul 2009 Reply
  • borgy

    Critics hated this album because it was sloppy, but failed to acctually listen to the songs themselves which are great and the sloppiness adds to the charm. I remember listening to this for an entire month straight, Oct. 2005 when it leaked. Classic.

    29 Apr 2009 Reply
  • OMG_DamonAlbarn

    best album ever 8D

    10 Feb 2009 Reply
  • sim0n20

    http://www.field9.com

    3 Sep 2008 Reply
  • xCYDONiA

    this album is so fuckin' awesome !

    9 Feb 2008 Reply
  • gibarocker

    What has impressed me was the chaotic way the he sings... but it couldn't be different!!! great band!!!

    16 Jan 2008 Reply
  • Linus-Grunger

    This Album Is A Masterpiece, am drunk and enjoying this album :) brillaint!!!!!

    14 Oct 2007 Reply
  • fukker_

    Pipedown is a great song.

    24 May 2007 Reply
  • Timaaaahhhh

    Screw pete for leaving the libertines...

    23 Jul 2006 Reply
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