Editors’ Notes As glam rockers who both love and lampoon their chosen field in equal measure, England’s The Darkness have made a career out of brilliantly hooky double entendres and falsetto vocals set to propulsive hard-rock guitar action. Their fifth album doesn’t stray from the formula: The ludicrously catchy, self-referential “Solid Gold” sounds like AC/DC on helium; the punk-flavored “Southern Trains” offers a hilarious rant against a British rail company; and ballad “Why Don’t the Beautiful Cry?” is a spot-on spoof of mellow ’70s AM gold.

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All the Pretty Girls
1
3:18
 
Buccaneers of Hispaniola
2
3:06
 
Solid Gold
3
4:31
 
Southern Trains
4
2:52
 
Why Don't the Beautiful Cry?
5
3:36
 
Japanese Prisoner of Love
6
4:19
 
Lay Down with Me, Barbara
7
4:04
 
I Wish I Was in Heaven
8
3:20
 
Happiness
9
3:12
 
Stampede of Love
10
3:53
 
Uniball
11
3:33
 
Rack of Glam
12
3:43
 
Seagulls (Losing My Virginity)
13
3:53
 
Rock in Space
14
3:33