The single released off their recent comeback album, “Gunga Din” shows us a very different Libertines than the rough-and-ready young punk band that Britain adored in the mid-2000’s. Sober now (relatively) and featuring graying hair, they can no longer pull off their former image, so at least they didn’t really try to. “Gunga Din” is a pleasant, if not slightly cheesy, reminiscent tune of the hardships of their tumultuous past and their continuing road to recovery; in the music video the band walks straight down the street without veering towards the sketchy bars on either side of them, though they take turns taking swigs from a bottle. Although I miss the orderly chaos of their first two albums, it’s nice to see Pete and Carl on good terms again and writing new music.
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