Pinewood Smile
The Darkness - Pinewood Smile
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 15 ratings
October 6, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Cooking Vinyl / Label
Hard Rock / Genres
Your Review



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.


‘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’.


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

Oct 16, 2017
Love this album! The Darkness never fails to entertain. Every song has its owm personality which showcases their musical genius.
Oct 16, 2017
Just AMAZING!! Very eclectic but at the same time with all the ballsiness true fans of this wonderful band are familiar with, with a mixture of beautiful ballads such as 'Stampede of Love and cracking, clever guitar cords by the very talented Hawkins brothers! Go and buy this, stream, download this album in your droves!
Oct 16, 2017
The Darkness aren't afraid to mix it up on this album! Rufus Taylor's debut as a bonafide TD member shines! There's something for everyone here - Killer riffs, pounding bass, glorious harmonies, and everything else you can imagine. Predictability has never been this band's forte. Open your mind and you'll find a real gem here! LOVE IT!
Oct 16, 2017
Fantastic Album
Oct 16, 2017
I love it! Is bloody good
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
Contributions By
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Added on: October 2, 2017