Pinewood Smile

The Darkness - Pinewood Smile
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 13 ratings
October 6, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Cooking Vinyl / Label
Hard Rock / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

60
AllMusic

At a very economical ten tracks, Pinewood Smile should be all killer no filler, but late-album offerings like the vapid "Happiness" and the infantile no-fatties ballad "Stampede of Love" ... suck some air out of the room, making the whole thing feel a little stale, which is the last thing you want from a project that so fetishizes another era.

60
Clash

‘Pinewood Smile’ retains just enough of the band’s flare, fun and imagination to keep it from languishing in the bargain bin with ‘Hot Cakes’ and ‘One Way Ticket To Hell… And Back’.

48
Pitchfork

The Darkness have never sounded more dated, or more like unsuccessful comedy rock, than on their depressing new album.

lemuriams
60
PLEASE BAN FOR Francescaz, Marklewis35, lwhitecloud, samlovesjesus, RubyTuesday

All this accounts have rated only this album for 100/100.
NR
I LOVE this album, the lads have totally outdone themselves this time, mine blowing face melting album, I can not wait for the Tour! I honestly struggle to put into words how amazing this album is, you have to hear it to understand what I mean, Japanese Prisoner of Love, OMG the Drums, the Guitar, everything about this song had me on the edge of my seat, in the car! This band has never disappointed me since I became a fan in the very early days, and they just get better and better every album.
NR
This is the best album ever, every single song is a new trip, a new story, a new dream. You'll love it.
NR
this album gets better with each play ,great songs such as happiness rack of glam and unibal this album will melt your face off !!!
100
Face melted. Head blown off. Self shat. 5 out of 5.
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Track List

  1. All the Pretty Girls
  2. Buccaneers of Hispaniola
  3. Solid Gold
  4. Southern Trains
  5. Why Don't the Beautiful Cry?
  6. Japanese Prisoner of Love
  7. Lay Down with Me, Barbara
  8. I Wish I Was in Heaven
  9. Happiness
  10. Stampede of Love

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Added on: October 2, 2017