Up The Bracket was the start of a revival for the British rock scene. In April 2008, BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe chose the album as one of his Masterpieces, playing the album in full with interviews from the band members, fans and fellow musicians who were influenced by the album. The album received widespread praise from critics and has quickly become considered one of the greatest albums of the era.
The Libertines is particularly biographical of the relationship between frontmen Carl Barât and Peter Doherty. The album instantly reached #1 in the UK and is on its way to achieving platinum certification. It sold 72,189 copies in its first week. The album is included in the book ‘1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die’. In 2006, NME placed the album 47 in a list of the greatest British albums ever.