Permission to Land

The Darkness - Permission to Land
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Based on 10 reviews
2003 Ratings: #76 / 241
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Based on 36 ratings
2003 Ratings: #93
July 7, 2003 / Release Date
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Atlantic / Label
Hard Rock / Genres
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PipePanic
88
Is it ridiculous? Yes. It it cheesy? Yes. Is it entertaining, fun, well performed, enjoyable, catchy, infectious, funny and an album that i'll be coming back to more then once? Defiantly. It's an album that relishes in it's goofy nature, and while it can be hard to take seriously at times, when it's giving it's all it's truly a joy to listen to. Even if your put off by the British-ness of the whole affair, it's catchy, fun and incredibly entertaining arena rock that will have listeners coming ... read more
Tielur
85
Theres a time and place for everything. Surprisingly somehow this album was and was not in its right time.
josecarloslopes
70
Favorite tracks : BLACK SHUCK, GET YOUR HANDS OFF MY WOMAN, GROWING ON ME, I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE, LOVE IS ONLY A FEELING, STUCK IN A RUT and LOVE ON THE ROCKS WITH NO ICE.
Mimikyu
85
I re-listened to this recently. The singles from the album were pretty cool as an impressionable tween in 2004. Listening to this now, I think the cheese still holds up. It's campy hair metal but it works. "Permission to Land" adds something interesting to an otherwise oversaturated genre (well when this album came out, hair metal was already dead). The guitar solos go hard and the vocals are theatrical. This holds up almost 15 years later and the band's debut effort is always worth ... read more
rapmartin12
77
Stand-Out Tracks:
- Growing On Me
- Friday Night
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Track List

  1. Black Shuck
  2. Get Your Hands off My Woman
  3. Growing on Me
  4. I Believe in a Thing Called Love
  5. Love Is Only a Feeling
  6. Givin' Up
  7. Stuck in a Rut
  8. Friday Night
  9. Love on the Rocks with No Ice
  10. Holding My Own
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