To give this review context, I bought this on sight without reading a single review, as I loved the previous two albums and was very sad that they split up (until I heard Steel Panther...). Yes, One Way Ticket was overblown and very short, but it was still fun, and I think that counts for a lot, as so much music sounds generic and dull in the charts now.
My hopes were that this was more of the same old Darkness, and I was surprised to find quite a different album than a continuation from where they left off. Gone is the silly overproduced nonsense, and this actually sounds more stripped back to its rock roots than Permission to Land. There are a few cracking tracks on the album, and it has some really funny lyrics. On a whole, the album is very listenable, but not as catchy and radio-ready as Permission to Land. My personal favourite tracks are 4-10 and 14, which is pretty much the whole album, but track 9 'Concrete' is just excellent. The deluxe edition give quite a few extra songs, but just spend that extra pound so as you get their cover of Radiohead's 'Street Spirit' (track 10) - I did, and I wasn't disappointed!