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Permission To Land

The Darkness Audio CD
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The rise, fall, and rise again of The Darkness contains all the ingredients of a classic rock opera. The basics are a matter of public record: unfashionable good-time hard rock band from Lowestoft slog their way around the Camden pub circuit, build a word-of-mouth following that can fill theatres without a record deal, then rocket to world stardom selling over 3 million copies of their debut ... Read more in Amazon's The Darkness Store

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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Atlantic
  • ASIN: B0000AZKM0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (303 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 231,443 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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THE DARKNESS Permission To Land (2003 Canadian issue 10-track CD album including the singles I Believe In A Thing Called Love Growing On Me and Love Is Only A Feeling with a lyric / picture booklet)

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Missing Ingredient 31 Oct 2003
Format:Audio CD
I bought Permission to Land after reading an article about The Darkness in Classic Rock magazine. I wanted to see what all the fuss was about and if the whole thing was a pisstake (it isn't). Conclusion: the album rocks and The Darkness are the most exciting band to appear on our talent-starved shores for ages.
The album contains 10 classic tracks with no fillers. Stand out tracks are Black Shuck, which comes off like AC/DC, mixed with Queen (and I mean that as a compliment), the superb ballad Love is Only a Feeling, and the single I Believe in a Thing called Love.
On the strength of this album (which I can not stop playing) I went to see that band live recently in Sheffield and was not dissapointed; it was a riot. The Darkness put the skill and showmanship of truly greats bands like early Queen, Van Halen and Thin Lizzy back into rock. They also show the current dirge of Nu, Black and Rap metal to be just the twangings of spotty adolescent sixth formers. If anyone is taking the piss it's Cradle of Filth NOT The Darkness.
Maybe the recent chart success of The Darkness will put rock back on the agenda and get rid of some of the manufactured crap that is clogging up the music scene. The Darkness rock and they are here to stay!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Darkness have permission to rock! 21 Aug 2003
By Mr. M. L. Hawes VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
If ever the world needed an album like 'Permission to Land', it is right now.
The Darkness have brought the spirit of Spinal Tap, with serious musicianship and darn good rock tunes back to the fray.
To kick off, the mighty 'Black Shock' serves up a delicious flavour the jewels to come. A rumbling dark rocker, it features the soaring vocals of our man Justin against the back drop of serious rawk music.
From then on in it's a trailblazing display of wonderful pop/rock tunes that should bring a smile to the face of anyone who loves good music. The singles, 'Growing on Me' and 'I Believe in a thing Called Love' simply have to be acclaimed with your air guitar in hands, and a booming falsetto vocal!
From there, it's simply song after song of classic rock material. Ok, it's not exactly Radiohead, but when you're down the front at Brixton academy waving your arms in time to 'Love on the Rocks with No Ice', please remind yourself why you listen to music in the first place: escapism.
Escape to the world of the Darkness soon, it'll lighten up your life!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THIS is rock! 17 Sep 2003
By Rachel
Format:Audio CD
I heard of the darkness several months ago, and from what I heard it didnt deserve a listen - men performing in catsuits with shaky falsetto. As a self respecting indie rocker, this just did not sound like my cup of tea.
I wish I had listened to them earlier!
This music just sounds like encompassed joy - the hooks and riffs just lift you up and have you singing along. Even on the dullest day. This music just needs to be played at full volume - it sounds even better, and from all reports it sounds even better coming from that row of Marshalls. Critics may say that the lyrics are meaningless. My answer is, so what! The lyrics make sense, but what means something is Justin Hawkins deliverance of his gospel - it is just fantastic hearing his falsetto hit the ceiling! The guitars are rocking, and rocking beautifully, with some impressive queen-esque solo. The drums are crashing, and yet with all this noise it still manages to sound great.
One of the best albums this year.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What Rock Has Been Waiting For 28 Sep 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is simply what rock has been waiting for.....something different with a little character to it - and the amazing instrumentals and Justin Hawkins' amazing falsetto vocals fully compensate that!!!
All the tracks are good but a few stand out - Get Your Hands off My Woman, Growing On Me, Stuck in a Rut, I Belive in a Thing Called Love and Love is just a feeling......
But Overall this album is truly the greatest record of 2003 and the Darkness, i'm sure will be producing some amazing and DIFFERENT stuff over the next few years. The start of something glorious?
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Set The Record Straight 22 Dec 2003
Format:Audio CD
Since when did the freedom of true choice disappear? Why do we have to judge the Darkness on their fans, or by their predecessors? Yes, true, some older fans may be put off by the youth following, and likewise some of the younger fans may be put off by the older following. However, a true rock fan cannot truly dismiss a band because of their following. Musically, the Darkness may not be the best musicians ever, or may not have come out with the best songs ever, but they're still pretty damn good. They're one of the best things to come out of England at the moment. (For more great bands coming out of England at the moment, look at the Liverpool revolution, for just one example.)
The Darkness are fun, and are not one of the bands following out of the arses of pop-punk. They have ignored the years of dance and pop, and stood looking into the past, present, and future, of classic rock and metal. If this band cannot liven up the rock scene at the moment, then no-one can!
In summary, the Darkness may indeed be extremely big in the popular music world, but that doesn't mean the rock scene should ignore them. As various people have said, it's a matter of opinion, but in my own opinion, this album is brilliant.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Some are blind.... 25 Dec 2003
Format:Audio CD
Darkness is a shining light in the... They exemplify what rock was and now might be again. It is NOT serious - it is FUN! Get your ROCKS off, man! Get stoned! Boy bands, girl bands, and formula pop are killing any spirit of rock - brain-dead enjoyment for the placebo people. Punk too always so obvious. Something new is much harder...
This CD bought for me as a present and I thought it would be rubbish. No way! I played in the 70s and 80s in bands - Fender Precison bass and Marshall 100watt stack. I recall well the Saturday night gig at a working men's club, the egos, the strippers, the dope, the lager-pissed vision and the obligatory curry from a Chinese chippy. Such sweet irony! I recall too the pussy and the squabbles over who would be first or 'sloppy seconds' (Two Pints of Lager and a packet of crisp's Xmas special is stunning stuff! So sodding accurate!)
I am not going to go through a track by track description. Many bits I recognise well - but they are no more than the 'style of rock'. But there are new bits too and that's enough - theu are NOT copyists. You can't be totally new.
I wish Darkness et al great success. We need variety, we energy and fun. Totally money-driven bands are dull - executives are NOT creative!
BTW listen to Roger Waters' In the Flesh Live. WOW! Listen to good things like Alison Krauss, Nanci Griffiths...
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love
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I love them
Published 1 month ago by Heidi Elaine ShielRoberts
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent many thanks
Published 1 month ago by P.R. SINGH
5.0 out of 5 stars Grate
Love this album, I went to see the darkness last December in Preston, they played this album from start to finish, it still is a good listen
Published 1 month ago by Rik
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good value for money
Published 2 months ago by Barry
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
The darkness have come up with a top notch album. Justin Hawkins sounds stunning and the songs are brilliant. With 10 songs the album is pretty short but for 3 its a bargain. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Tomz
5.0 out of 5 stars I've seen the light...
A must for every vinyl collection.

I have a mixed bag of music but this one is all fun.

I believe now.
Published 8 months ago by Oldbikerboy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Debut Album.
Ignoring all the hype and what's happened since etc, etc - this is a excellent album of melodic, imaginative hard rock with all songs being at least good and a few being nothing... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Shrewlord
5.0 out of 5 stars My guilty pleasure
This is my second copy as I listed to the last to death. It is the most uplifting, fun, headbangingly great album in the world! I love The Darkness!
Published 16 months ago by Mrs G. L. Mason
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Heaven for fans of 70s style rock.Not a dud track augmented by Justins falsetto,its Thin Lizzy on steriods.This was my era and its like meeting an old friend. Read more
Published 22 months ago by concerned shopper 1
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Album Ever!
This is the best album ever bar-none. I bought this album when it first came out and lost it :( Luckily I bought it for a great price on here and have not stopped listening to it... Read more
Published on 27 May 2012 by Nicolle
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