Permission To Land - The Darkness
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Universal acclaim- based on 70 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 70
  2. Negative: 7 out of 70

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  1. Aug 11, 2010
    Glam rock gods. Overrated? Barely anyone knows who they are. Overrated is incredibly ironic. Justin Hawkins and Dan hawkins are like Queen + Ac/dc. The hooks and uniqueness of Queen with the generic rock sounds of Ac/Dc. A shame they broke up. They could have been gods.
  2. Oct 19, 2010
    This album has to be taken with a touch of humour. At points I was in fits of laughter at certain songs which were so stereotypical and funny. Glam rock has never been so generic and still succeeded to be mildly good.
  3. Feb 6, 2014
    Genre: Rock
    With the over the top 70's style it is easy to misjudge The Darkness as a bit of a joke but they back up their excess by belting out some cracking old school rock tunes.
  4. Mar 27, 2012
    This album is just sensational, fun, musically brilliant, camp (but in a good way), flamboyant and exciting. The Hawkins brothers have rocked up a storm here, great intertwining guitars and fantastic vocals on these brilliant pop rock tunes make it one of the best albums, not only of the last few years but of all time. It's stunning!
  5. Aug 14, 2012
    permission to land is bombastic loud rock album of legendary status the songs are loud catchy and sing alongy . the guitar laying is brilliant the drums bash and it is quite simply and album made to make you feel good and sing along too there should be more albums like this. It is also a fit of a larf with some impressively rediculous vocals that soar. Super album Super band
  6. May 20, 2013
    Its cheesy 80s inspired glam rock with a frontman who has a ridiculously high voice that constantly seems to grab his crotch. By this description, you would assume they are a joke. Your choice. If they are a joke, they're a bloody good one. If they aren't, then they have a vulgar sense of humour but who cares when they make music inspired by everything you love about Bowie, Def Leppard, T. Rex and actually do a brilliant job of it? Expand

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Campy? To be sure. Derivative? Absolutely. But cock-rock of this sheer magnitude and pomposity has been dormant at least since "Smells Like Teen Spirit" washed away "November Rain," so who really cares?
  2. They might have a shelf life shorter than a pint of milk but, with a good tune underpinning each over-egged slice of rock pudding, are all the more thrilling for it. [Aug 2003, p.104]
  3. Just because it’s essentially heavy-metal karaoke, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy it.