AOTY 2021

Permission to Land

The Darkness - Permission to Land
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2003 Ratings: #83 / 293
User Score
Based on 56 ratings
2003 Ratings: #110
Liked by 3 people
July 7, 2003 / Release Date
LP / Format
Atlantic / Label
Pedro Ferreira / Producer
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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
soysolisu
90
En su terreno, una obra maestra: hard rock de estadio con temas pegadizos y una ejecución impecable. Un frontman histriónico y carismático, riffs y solos de guitarra impecables y una base rítmica contundente. Diversión sin tregua y buenos temas más allá de los singles. Hay mucha calidad aquí, aparte de cierto cachondeo y capacidad utilizar los clichés del género, y llevarlos al límite en su beneficio.
tha138
60
And the question is, shall we give permission to land to this impetuous darkness or shall we let it practice its hard rock noise in the spacetime that joins the 70's with the present?
Tielur
85
Theres a time and place for everything. Surprisingly somehow this album was and was not in its right time.
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.
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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

Year End Lists

#25/NME
#25/SPIN
#41/Pitchfork
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Added on: December 3, 2013