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One Way Ticket by The Darkness

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Reviewed on 19th November 2005.

 
 

One Way Ticket

By The Darkness

How long has it been since we last saw The Darkness release a single? It must have been almost two years ago and there was almost no sign of them re-emerging! Until now...

This is a real bold move releasing another single after the masses turned against them towards the end of their first album's tour last year. Unfortunately I don't think this is going to be enough to win back their old fans. Why? Because it sounds exactly like every song they have done before, it's almost if they have not progressed at all since "Permission To Land".

Maybe I am being a little harsh here. "One Way Ticket" is not crap by any means at all. Having major similarities to the first album means that they have kept a lot of the more appealing aspects that first attracted fans. Such as the complex screaming guitar solos and of course Justin's epic falsetto vocal abilities.

Overall "One Way ticket", although good, shows no new areas to The Darkness' musical talent. Which is unfortunate because for all of their sins they are actually undeniably good musicians. Hopefully the rest of their new album will show us more skills and originality. If not then sometimes it is better to burn out than fade away (although I think the time has passed).

If this music was a person who would it be: your deranged uncle who still wears spandex and talks to you about sex and what problems old men have with their genitals.

Who will like it: Anyone who still likes the old The Darkness album and wants some extra tracks for it.

 

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