The third studio album from the controversial British alt-rock quartet. Anthems for Doomed Youth is the long-awaited follow-up to the band's 2004 self-titled album. The Libertines was formed in London in 1997 by front men Carl Barât (vocals/guitar) and Pete Doherty (vocals/guitar). The band, centered on the songwriting partnership of Barât and Doherty, was part of the garage rock revival and spearheaded the movement in the UK. In spite of their critical and controversial success as well as decent commercial success, the band's music was often eclipsed by it's internal conflicts, stemming from Doherty's addictions to crack, cocaine, and heroin, which eventually led to the breakup of the band.