These works have attracted new fans and demonstrated him as a talented songwriter and guitarist. Doherty has assembled a new band Babyshambles, who have, to date, released two albums, Down In Albion and Shotter's Nation, as well as The Blinding EP. Doherty's debut solo album Grace/Wastelands was released March 16th 2009. The first single "Last of the English Roses" was released on March 9th. Mick Jones was replaced as producer for Doherty's newest solo album by Stephen Street, who produced Babyshambles second outing.
Blur guitarist Graham Coxon was also recruited during the making of the album, his presence turning "Grace/Wastelands" into a calmer sounding album. This is a contrast to the earlier work of Doherty which often drew upon a more raucous, punk sound. However, "Grace/Wastelands" seems to draw more influence from the britpop era of the 1990's of which Graham Coxon's Blur were an integral part. These musical stylings combined with Doherty's quintessential use of lyrics and acoustic-guitar-led riffs have given the album a sound differentiating from Doherty's former works.
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