Hot Cakes - The Darkness
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7

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  1. Jan 24, 2014
    6
    There's nothing really wrong with this album, it just doesn't have the same vibrant air as the last two Darkness albums. There's more of it and it's certainly enjoyable but it's nothing outstanding. There is (as one would expect) a very prominent classic rock influence with a fun and laid back air throughout that is difficult to not appreciate and would make a perfect accompaniment toThere's nothing really wrong with this album, it just doesn't have the same vibrant air as the last two Darkness albums. There's more of it and it's certainly enjoyable but it's nothing outstanding. There is (as one would expect) a very prominent classic rock influence with a fun and laid back air throughout that is difficult to not appreciate and would make a perfect accompaniment to night in with your mates having a few drinks but by the end of it you will find yourself longing for the glory days of Permission to Land. Expand
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67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 24
  2. Negative: 3 out of 24
  1. Sep 4, 2012
    80
    Hot Cakes may tail off a bit, but, ultimately, it proves as capable of suspending your belief and blowing your mind as any blockbuster. [18 Aug 2012, p.52]
  2. Aug 30, 2012
    70
    Hot Cakes adds little to their hybrid Queen, AC/DC, Van Halen and Gun N' Roses, but their air-punching thrills of "Forbidden Love" and "Concrete" are undeniable. [Sep 2012, p.74]
  3. Aug 30, 2012
    80
    Frenetic take on Radiohead's Street Spirit aside, the tightly arranged songs here are pleasingly Queen, AC/DC, Lizzy and Leppard-aware. [Sep 2012, p.86]