A broad range of influences shine through on this album, from the Kinks, through to punk, Stone Roses, a touch of Soul 2 Soul, 80s' indie, Madness, Blondie, Motown, Britpop and even one inspired by their UK number four hit single "Fuck Forever". Lyrically, the album captures the many facets of Peter's character: storyteller, lyricist, street poet, hopeless romantic and chronicler of British life. From capturing the feeling at sunrise after a night on the tiles, to delving into a self-destructive 20 year marriage ("Baddie's Boogie") this is an album of rare emotional breadth. The album even manages to immortalise Peter's doodle invention (and "Down In Albion" cover star) French Dog in one of the album's highlights "French Dog Blues" All songs are written by Peter Doherty, with contributions from Mick, Adam and the band. On "Unbilotitled", Peter's old mucker Wolfman wrote some of the lyrics (the pair penned a top ten single in 2004 with "For Lovers").