Dirty Pretty Things - Waterloo to Anywhere

The Dirty Pretty Things are well placed to launch their claim for the crown

Album Review by Dave Reid | 15 Jul 2006
  • Waterloo to Anywhere
Album title: Waterloo to Anywhere
Artist: Dirty Pretty Things
Label: Mercury Records
The legacy of The Libertines is certainly something to live up to, if not in terms of productive output then certainly in terms of the sheer fanaticism with which the band were idolised. Carl Barat ought not to feel the pressure of living up to that legacy as he was a large part of The Libertines' success. The comparisons are inevitable however and with 'Waterloo to Anywhere' Barat and his fellow Dirty Pretty Things set out to prove that it is they who are rightful heirs to the crown of British rock'n'roll cool. The brash and ballsy attitude remains and there are some cracking songs but the album isn't really consistent enough to fully convince. The faithful will welcome this call to arms however and The Dirty Pretty Things are well placed to launch their claim for the throne. [Dave Reid]
Waterloo To Anywhere' is out now. http://www.myspace.com/dirtyprettythingsofficial