The Darkness burst on to the music scene in 2003 with this rather epic slice of cock rock. Just listening to this album, you’d be hard pressed not to feel imbued with the qualities of a ludicrous and outlandish 80′s rockstar, in the midsts of a crotch grabbing haze of cocaine and mescaline. There is nothing particularly new or groundbreaking about the material, but what it does, it does fantastically well. The guitar solos wail, the riffs are solid, and the spectacularly outlandish vocal of singer Justin Hawkins ties the whole package together with a leopard print spandex bow. Childish? Yes. Ridiculous? Absolutely! But, most significantly, Permission To Land embodies one of the great joys of rock and roll music. It’s bloody great fun.