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  • Summary: The British band's second album was produced by Roy Thomas Baker (Queen).
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 24
  2. Negative: 3 out of 24
  1. The best Def Leppard album "Mutt" Lange never wrote. [Feb 2006, p.126]
  2. Unabashedly grand, deliriously enjoyable.
  3. 80
    Baker... somehow makes them sound more outrageous--and more convincing. [Dec 2005, p.148]
  4. 60
    This is fizzy, superficial pop by a band convinced they're making classic rock. [Dec 2005, p.114]
  5. This perpetual desire to show off is Hawkins' weakness and 'One Way Ticket..."s ultimate downfall. [26 Nov 2005, p.44]
  6. The challenge in coming back for Round 2 was to make it more than a one-note joke, but the Darkness remains in its Spinal Tap mode for most of "One Way Ticket." [6 Dec 2005]
  7. So the mission statement of this CD is clear; this is a product made by the emotionally and culturally sterile for people who either have no conception of love, depression, or any other emotional state outside of pop culture cliché, or those so desperate for entertainment that they would deceive themselves into thinking the feckless chicanery of this masturbatory ensemble resembles soulful expression in any way.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 32
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 32
  3. Negative: 7 out of 32
  1. Feb 23, 2013
    10
    Es impresionante de principio a fin, son de las pocas esperanzas para el rock actual,
    mis favs "One Way Ticket"
    "Is It Just Me?" "Dinner
    Lady Arms"
    "Hazel Eyes"
    "Bald"
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  2. Sep 26, 2010
    10
    I love how the producer is the same producer for Queen. Its so fitting since they are Queen jr. Although there is that AC/DC vibe in them as well, its a shame they broke up, I found this album to be better than their debut Expand
  3. May 20, 2013
    8
    This is where The Darkness DID become a joke. Despite being drugged up for most of the album, Justin Hawkins still makes great music, although this album lacks the power of the first. This is still a jolly good listen (even if you're not drugged up) and after several listens seems to improve upon each playthrough. Obviously I would recommend the first, but this album is still fun and shouldn't be ignored (if you think I'm wrong then that's ok, this album isn't for everyone). Expand

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