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One Way Ticket To Hell... And Back


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I kinda like The Darkness. I don't care for Justin's vocals but I like the guitar and I like His Sparkle Silver, Flame Inlay Les Paul.

One Way Ticket to Hell.........and back is a pretty catchy name for their latest. I like it.

The band itself seem fruitier than a picnic basket.

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Well ya'll know I am the loudest proponent for The Darkness around here. I got OWTTHAB today and am... underwhelmed.

Can you say OVERPRODUCED? Seems they forgot how to RAWK somewhere along the way, and the album is teeming with OTT Queen sounds they no doubt learned how to duplicate by working with Roy Thomas Baker. Let's see- the title track is pretty good, but has too much crap dubbed in. (KILL that effin' sitar ferchrissake!)

Knockers is a pretty good tune as is Bald. Hazel Eyes was SUCH a great live tune, only to have a wet blanket of production and extraneous garbage thrown into the album version. Good thing a I have a pretty good boot of the show I saw them play in 6/04, including that song. There are a couple of ubiquitous Aerosmith-y radio ballads in there, and a couple more lukewarm fairly nondescript tunes.

This album may grow on me, but my initial impression listening to it while stuck in traffic for an hour on the way home is one of overall disappointment. Again, my biggest complaint is that it doesn't RAWK enough- not nearly as much as the first album and all its B-sides. After a complete play and part of another one, I took it out and put in Motorhead's singles collection CD to cleanse my palate and improve my mood. (This worked, by the way!)

Great band- what happened?

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Of course everyone here kne I was going to chime in on this one! ;) In fact I almost posted this topic last night!

There's some killer guitar on the new one! Not as raw as the last disc, but it still sounds like them!

You can preview the album for free here: The Darkness on MySpace.com

Though you can't skip around on the tracks. You have to just listen to it straight through.

You gotta love the album title!

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Saw 'em on Letterman last night. Fortunatelly Justin kept his falsettos to a minimum, I'd really like 'em if it weren't for the vocals. The harmony tapping solo was SLOPPY, if yer gonna shred........

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The Darkness RAWKS .... get over it. ;)

I've only heard a little bit of the new one on the

Darkness website. I wasn't "seized by the short hairs" like

I was with their last CD. IIRC, I thought Mutt Lange was

gonna produce their new one. Guess it didn't work out.

Mutt seemed to have the m.o. of making great albums, only

to turn great rock bands into pussy rock, once they had

an audience. ;)

If OWTTHAB doesn't grow on me, I can always listen

to the last one.

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I love The Darkness. They are different & there's a sense of humor in the way they present themselves (visually & musically). Some people don't understand that & therefore think they are ridiculous. To me, the first album is better, but the new one will grow on me more I'm sure.

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To be very honest i think The Darkness are just terrible (said in my best Simon Cowell voice). Justin can't seem to TRY and sing without sounding like the little school girl that he is!!! When their first album came out i thought that it could be a great rock record,but then the woman started to scream,the yellow out of line broken teeth stuck out of his gob and the way the lighting blinded me by shining off his bald spot.MEOW.lol.

In a interview justin said "the album is only 35 minute's long,but it's quality not quantity that matter's",and all that from a balding,goofy cross-dresser.DOUBLE MEOW.lol.

martin.

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I got the new album. On VINYL too.

It rocks. Not as good as the first one but

it's still cool and I think it will be a party

starter this winter fer sure.

Now I got to get me one of those Marshall 4104's

that Justin used on solos on the last album.

Killer guitar sound.

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Got a copy of it yesterday, couldn't listen to it until last night thanks to my CD drive in the office PC taking a shit but that's neither here nor there....

I like it, but like all y'all (plural form of y'all) have said, it doesn't rock as hard as the other. BUT! It's 'Growing on Me' hahhahaha

Hazel Eyes kicks arse IMHO. Really wish they'd gotten Up Shit Creek on this one instead of that dreadful English Garden piece of shit.

The lyrics to Knockers cracks me up.

Hope they churn out the B sides like they did with the last record.

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Damn, I'm outta the loop. During my commute to work this morning, I was pondering when the new Darkness album would come out.

Gonna have to order up a copy today! ;)

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I LOVE THE DARKNESS! I think that they are one of the coolest bands that have came out in a long time.

I like the new albumn, but liked the 1st better. I think that the new albumn is a good 2nd albumn. Alot of bands will have a great 1st albumn but totally blow it on their 2nd albumn. Van Halen and Motley Crue, I liked their 1st albumns but did not like anything after that.

One thing I love about the Darkness is that they do not take themselves too seriously. They put on a great show. I saw them here in Austin last year. It was a great show. I hope they come back here or someplace close.

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