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  • Summary: The fourth full-length release for the British rock band led by Justin Hawkins was produced by guitarist Dan Hawkins.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. 80
    The Darkness’ return to form is a welcome surprise in these apocalyptically drab times.
  2. Kerrang!
    May 28, 2015
    80
    It might well be that The Darkness' finest moments are not behind them, after all. [30 May 2015, p.54]
  3. Jun 1, 2015
    80
    Last of Our Kind is the sound of a band unencumbered; it's an album that was probably as much fun to make as it is a joy to listen to.
  4. Q Magazine
    May 28, 2015
    60
    Justin Hawkins' vocal histrionics can, at times grate, but for suckers of old-school guitar riffs and songs about the Viking invasion of East Anglia, there's much to enjoy. [Jul 2015, p.104]
  5. Mojo
    Jun 10, 2015
    60
    There's nothing here to match their gonzo 2003 hit I Believe In A Thing Called Love.... But there's still laugh-out silliness. [Jul 2015, p.92]
  6. Jul 14, 2015
    55
    This is their darkest record yet, but it's saved from drudgery by a heavier sound delivered with furious energy.
  7. May 29, 2015
    20
    Ultimately, it turns out The Darkness are at their worst when doing an impression of themselves, which is exactly what Last Of Our Kind is.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jun 9, 2015
    9
    Very enjoyable album!! One of the first in a while that I could listen from start to finish. My favorite songs on the album are Barbarian,Very enjoyable album!! One of the first in a while that I could listen from start to finish. My favorite songs on the album are Barbarian, Open Fire, Roaring Waters and Mudslide. Expand
  2. Feb 1, 2017
    9
    This album will never be as popular as Permission to land but it's still a great album. This album is the darkness really sticking to whatThis album will never be as popular as Permission to land but it's still a great album. This album is the darkness really sticking to what they love rather than bowing down to the pressure of producing something that will chart. Some brilliant guitar work on this album, some of the riffs are infectious and as always some nice solos that are not overkill but really add to the songs. You need to listen to the album a few times to really appreciate it in my opinion. Expand
  3. Jun 10, 2015
    8
    It's a great album rife with the thing we rockers are missing the most: hard, heavy sound. Mudslide and other songs feel fresh without leavingIt's a great album rife with the thing we rockers are missing the most: hard, heavy sound. Mudslide and other songs feel fresh without leaving behind The Darkness' trademark 80's Glam Rock sounding. I think the only downside is that, though they came sorta close, they still didn't manage to pull off the same heavy weight the first album did. Expand