Wednesday, November 30, 2005

I DON'T GIVE A RAT'S TUKUS WHAT YOU THINK OF THE DARKNESS

All I know is that their latest effort, "One Way Ticket To Hell ... and Back," is probably the best album name of all time.

As the New York Times puts it: The British band the Darkness is made up of smart people pretending to be dumb people with aspirations to be quite clever. [...] The opening to the title song of "One Way Ticket to Hell ... and Back" could have been written by a sketch-comedy troupe: panpipes, the sound of cocaine being cut into lines and snorted, and then a guitar riff with a cowbell.

At the end of the day, I find The Darkness amusing but not amusing enough to actually buy another album of theirs.

They put it best in the New York Times article: I respect it, and desire never to hear it again.

1 comment:

King Koopa said...

There's just something weird about the NYT defending the smartness of a band..."Hey, they sound like f'n retards, but I'll bet they're smarter than that."

The novelty wore off from the first album after about the 3rd or 4th time I heard it. I reckon this one will only take one listen and I'll be satisfied that I'll never need to hear from them ever again. (insert the sound of someone sweeping The Darkness to the pop culture gutter, to lie next to William Hung)