14 Songs, 50 Minutes

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.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

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.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

katrina43215 ,

BOYS R ROCKING

The darkness is sooo underrated. They nail glam rock Brit style. They r freaking amazing. Solid gold is amazing... been going strong for over 17 years with my first album PERMISSION TO LAND.... keep rocking boys

rpattzgurl97 ,

Rock on!

This album will definitely grow on those who are rating it low. Give it a chance. For those rating it high, it's obvious you can recognize great music! Love this band.

MACANCHE ,

Do not listen to them foos

I respect people’s opinion but i have to say I disagree with some of the reviews here bashing the lyrical content of the album.

This is the darkness you can’t expect poetry. They are known for their silly lyrics and good power ballads.

This album to me feels just like when I first listen to permission to land and that should say something about the album (it’s really good).

Just give it a couple of listens and you will like it.

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