The Word On... Peter Doherty, the new album
Friday 20 March 2009
"'Grace/Wastelands' appears at first to be a slightly disjointed album. However, it becomes apparent that there is one thing linking all the tracks – an honest and genuine outpouring of Doherty's soul." - Lizzie Ennever, bbc.co.uk/music
"When Doherty does squirm out from under the comfort zone the result bears remarkable fruit. It's good to see him back creating music. However, 'Grace/Wastelands' leaves you craving that good old free-wheelin' Libertines rock." - snobs music.net
"Doherty flits through genres on his solo album like a junkie discovering what's been buried in his pockets all these years. In a haze of lounge blues, gauzy retro soul and guitar pop, he has made the most compelling record of his career." - Doug Brod, www.spin.com
"There is no desire to write hits, rather to finish songs that have been unfinished for too long. The album is a treat for Doherty's fans and a surprise for his critics; slightly fractured but charming throughout." - Richard Hall, suityourselfmagazine.co.uk
Art Piece taken off website amid 'severe security alert'
Maisie Williams single-handedly rises to the challengeTV
Academy criticised after no non-white actors nominated
tvAn expose of hooliganism masquerading as an ideological battle
artLee Hadwin can't draw when he's awake, but by night he's an artist
‘Remember the attackers are a cold-blooded, crazy minority’, says Blek le Rat
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 The truth about 'girl things': Three cheers for Heather Watson's honesty
- 2 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 3 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 4 Tennis fan suing Australian Open organisers for 'failing to shade spectators' during Murray match
- 5 Men behaving badly: Urinating while standing, 'manspreading' and the gendering of selfishness
Heavy metal producer's corpse to be mutilated by models as per his dying wish
Benedict Cumberbatch says Hollywood is better for black British actors: 'I think as far as coloured actors go it gets really difficult in the UK'
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Photographer Matt Lankes' portraits of the cast of Boyhood influenced the film's storyline
British Muslim leaders outraged after Eric Pickles says followers of Islam should 'prove their identity'
UK terror fears: My jihadist son returned from Syria mentally scarred – now he is being ignored
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
Billy Crystal: 'Stop shoving gay sex scenes in my face'
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners