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Since then, they've released 3 albums. After the second one, ''One Way Ticket... To Hell And Back'', Justin checked himself into rehab for his [[SexDrugsAndRockNRoll cocaine habit]]. Despite the band announcing a third album by the end of 2007, Justin got out of rehab and chose to leave the group, effectively breaking up The Darkness. They reunited in 2011 over an Indian dinner, and since then have performed and released new music like clockwork.

Not to be confused with the the comic ''ComicBook/TheDarkness'', nor [[VideoGame/TheDarkness its video game adaptation]].

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Since then, they've released 3 albums. After the second one, album, ''One Way Ticket... To Hell And Back'', Justin checked himself into rehab for his [[SexDrugsAndRockNRoll cocaine habit]]. Despite the band announcing a third album by the end of 2007, Justin got out of rehab and chose to leave the group, effectively breaking up The Darkness. They reunited in 2011 over an Indian dinner, and since then have performed and released new music like clockwork.

Not to be confused with the the comic ''ComicBook/TheDarkness'', nor [[VideoGame/TheDarkness its video game adaptation]].



* ''Easter is Cancelled'' (2019)



** "Love On The Rocks With No Ice" manage to be a drinking pun and relationship pun at the same time.

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** "Love On The Rocks With No Ice" manage to be is both a drinking pun and relationship pun at the same time.



* {{Reconstruction}}: Of 70s and 80s Hard Rock. A lot of people couldn't tell if they were joking or not and assumed they were an AffectionateParody.

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* {{Reconstruction}}: Of 70s and 80s Hard Rock. A lot of people couldn't tell if they were joking or not and assumed they were an AffectionateParody.AffectionateParody, but their love and dedication to old-school rock is genuine.



* TentacleRope: The "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" video was aboard a space station attacked by a space squid.

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* TentacleRope: The "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" video was takes place aboard a space station attacked by a space squid.


* LoudnessWar: Regrettably usual offenders, as all of their albums are DR5/DR6, at least on their CD releases. ''One Way Ticket'' has the most audible digital distortion caused by compression, while ''Hot Cakes'' was recorded and edited entirely on tape and thus manages to sound the least over-compressed.

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* LoudnessWar: Regrettably usual offenders, as all of their albums are DR5/DR6, [=DR5/DR6=], at least on their CD releases. ''One Way Ticket'' has the most audible digital distortion caused by compression, while ''Hot Cakes'' was recorded and edited entirely on tape and thus manages to sound the least over-compressed.


Since then, they've released 3 albums. After the second one, ''One Way Ticket... To Hell And Back'', Justin checked himself into rehab for his [[SexDrugsAndRockNRoll cocaine habit]]. Despite the band announcing a third album by the end of 2007, Justin got out of rehab and chose to leave the group, effectively breaking up The Darkness. They reunited in 2011 over an Indian dinner, and since then have released ''Hot Cakes'' and ''Last of Our Kind''.

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Since then, they've released 3 albums. After the second one, ''One Way Ticket... To Hell And Back'', Justin checked himself into rehab for his [[SexDrugsAndRockNRoll cocaine habit]]. Despite the band announcing a third album by the end of 2007, Justin got out of rehab and chose to leave the group, effectively breaking up The Darkness. They reunited in 2011 over an Indian dinner, and since then have performed and released ''Hot Cakes'' and ''Last of Our Kind''.
new music like clockwork.



* LighterAndSofter: Zig-zagged with ''One Way Ticket to Hell...And Back''. The album has softer, grander compositions and focuses more on love songs than ''Permission to Land''. However it leads off with the title track, one of the few songs by the band to describe [[DrugsAreBad the hell of drug addiction]].

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* LighterAndSofter: LighterAndSofter:
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Zig-zagged with ''One Way Ticket to Hell...And Back''. The album has softer, grander compositions and focuses more on love songs than ''Permission to Land''. However it leads off with the title track, one of the few songs by the band to describe [[DrugsAreBad the hell of drug addiction]].addiction]].
** ''Pinewood Smile'' dials the sonic heaviness back from ''Last of Our Kind'' and dips into Soul on "Why Don't the Beautiful Cry".


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* TakeThat: "Southern Trains" is one to the UK train system.

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* TheCameo: Music/ArthurBrown appears as the priest in the video for "Is It Just Me".


* ShoutOut: In the video of "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us" a portrait of Music/{{Queen}} can be seen.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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In the video of "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us" a portrait of Music/{{Queen}} can be seen.seen.
** Justin sings in "Every Inch of You" that hearing "[[Music/LedZeppelin1969 Communication Breakdown]]" was the point where he wanted to go into music rather than become a doctor or vet.


Before The Darkness, Justin and Dan were in a band named Empire. In this case, Dan was the lead singer and Justin was on guitar. Justin managed to become lead singer after doing an amazing version of [[{{Queen}} Bohemian Rhapsody]] at a karaoke party, which reportedly involved many starjumps. It's around this time they left Empire behind and began focusing on a new project: The Darkness.

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Before The Darkness, Justin and Dan were in a band named Empire. In this case, Dan was the lead singer and Justin was on guitar. Justin managed to become lead singer after doing an amazing version of [[{{Queen}} [[Music/{{Queen}} Bohemian Rhapsody]] at a karaoke party, which reportedly involved many starjumps. It's around this time they left Empire behind and began focusing on a new project: The Darkness.


* ''Pinewood Smile'' (2017)



* AbsoluteCleavage: A male variation. Justin used to wear tights which covered his legs and arms, but left his chest bare.

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* AbsoluteCleavage: A male variation. Justin used to wear wears tights which covered cover his legs and arms, arms but left leave his chest bare.



* {{Camp}}: Justin Hawkins is the ''embodiment'' of camp.

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* {{Camp}}: Justin Hawkins is the ''embodiment'' of camp.The band feeds on camp. Bright glammy outfits, stratospheric falsettos, and a refusal to take themselves too seriously.



* DoubleEntendre:
** Subverted by "Growing On Me": all signs point to it being about some sort of STD, but The Darkness has said that was not the focus of the song at all.
** "Holding My Own" is a song about masturbation.
** Subverted by "Mudslide", which could confuse some to be [[DoubleEntendre about a certain act]], but it is about ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in the intro.
--> ''This ain't no double entendre''



* LastOfHisKind: "Last of Our Kind" from ''Last of Our Kind'', referring to the band and their fans as the last remaining followers of Classic Rock.

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* LastOfHisKind: "Last of Our Kind" The title track from ''Last of Our Kind'', referring to the band and their fans as the last remaining followers of Classic Rock.



** "Holding My Own" is a song about masturbation.



** Subverted by "Growing On Me": all signs point to it being about some sort of STD, but The Darkness has said that was not the focus of the song at all.
** Suverted by "Mudslide", which could confuse some to be [[DoubleEntendre about a certain act]], but it is about ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin


* ChristmasSongs: "Christmas Time (Don't Let The Bells End)".

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* ChristmasSongs: "Christmas Time (Don't Let The Bells End)".End)", "I am Santa".


'''The Darkness''' are a British glam rock band formed in 2000 in Lowestoft, [[UsefulNotes/EastAnglia Suffolk]]. The band consists of [[CampStraight Justin Hawkins]] (lead vocals, guitar), his brother Dan Hawkins (backing vocals, guitar), [[FunnyAfro Frankie Poullain]] (bass, backing vocals) and Rufus Tiger Taylor (drums). Former members include drummers Ed Graham and Emily Dolan Davies, and bassist Richie Edwards.

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'''The Darkness''' The Darkness are a British glam rock band formed in 2000 in Lowestoft, [[UsefulNotes/EastAnglia Suffolk]]. The band consists of [[CampStraight Justin Hawkins]] (lead vocals, guitar), his brother Dan Hawkins (backing vocals, guitar), [[FunnyAfro Frankie Poullain]] (bass, backing vocals) and Rufus Tiger Taylor (drums). Former members include drummers Ed Graham and Emily Dolan Davies, and bassist Richie Edwards.

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->''The first flush of youth was upon you when our eyes first met,\\
And I knew that to you and into your life I had to get.\\
I felt light-headed at the touch of this stranger's hand...\\
An assault my defences systematically failed to withstand.''
-->"Love Is Only A Feeling"



The Darkness are a British glam rock band formed in 2000 in Lowestoft, [[UsefulNotes/EastAnglia Suffolk]]. The band consists of [[CampStraight Justin Hawkins]] (lead vocals, guitar), his brother Dan Hawkins (backing vocals, guitar), [[FunnyAfro Frankie Poullain]] (bass, backing vocals) and Rufus Tiger Taylor (drums). Former members include drummers Ed Graham and Emily Dolan Davies, and bassist Richie Edwards.

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\nThe Darkness '''The Darkness''' are a British glam rock band formed in 2000 in Lowestoft, [[UsefulNotes/EastAnglia Suffolk]]. The band consists of [[CampStraight Justin Hawkins]] (lead vocals, guitar), his brother Dan Hawkins (backing vocals, guitar), [[FunnyAfro Frankie Poullain]] (bass, backing vocals) and Rufus Tiger Taylor (drums). Former members include drummers Ed Graham and Emily Dolan Davies, and bassist Richie Edwards.


* DrugsAreBad: "One Way Ticket" describes falling into drug addiction.
-->''The first line hit me like a kick in the face''\\
''I thought "I'd better have another one just in case"''\\
''Next thing I knew, my heart was under attack''\\
''I bought a one way ticket to hell...and back''



* LastOfHisKind: "Last of Our Kind" from ''Last of Our Kind'', referring to the band and their fans as the last remaining fans of Classic Rock.

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* LastOfHisKind: "Last of Our Kind" from ''Last of Our Kind'', referring to the band and their fans as the last remaining fans followers of Classic Rock.


* ADateWithRosiePalms: [[{{Pun}} "Holding My Own"]]

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* ADateWithRosiePalms: [[{{Pun}} "Holding My Own"]]Own"]].



* BadassMustache: Justin's mustache is a sight to behold.

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* BadassMustache: Justin's waxed mustache is a sight to behold.



* HeavyMeta: The title song from ''Last of Our Kind'', while it might appear to be literally about the last humans in a post-apocalyptic scenario, however it refers how the band and their fans are the last followers of classic rock.

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* HeavyMeta: The title song from ''Last of Our Kind'', while it might appear on the surface appears to be literally about the last humans in a post-apocalyptic scenario, however it refers is about how the band and their fans are the last followers of classic rock.



* LastOfHisKind: "Last of Our Kind" from ''Last of Our Kind''.
* LighterAndSofter: ''One Way Ticket to Hell...And Back''.

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* LastOfHisKind: "Last of Our Kind" from ''Last of Our Kind''.
Kind'', referring to the band and their fans as the last remaining fans of Classic Rock.
* LighterAndSofter: Zig-zagged with ''One Way Ticket to Hell...And Back''. The album has softer, grander compositions and focuses more on love songs than ''Permission to Land''. However it leads off with the title track, one of the few songs by the band to describe [[DrugsAreBad the hell of drug addiction]].



* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Their rock-oriented songs tend to be in the 5-6 range, with some songs in the 7 range: "Get Your Hands Off My Woman", "Street Spirit (Fade Out)", "Barbarian" and "Roaring Waters", and finally slightly scratching an 8 with the thrashy "Mighty Wings". Their power ballads drop a little lower, generally in the 3-4 range.

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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Their rock-oriented songs tend to be in the 5-6 range, with some songs in the 7 range: reaching a 7: "Get Your Hands Off My Woman", "Street Spirit (Fade Out)", "Barbarian" and "Roaring Waters", and finally slightly scratching Waters". They scratch an 8 with the thrashy "Mighty Wings". Their Wings", while their power ballads drop a little lower, generally in drop to the 3-4 range.



** "Growing On Me" is an interesting case: all signs point to it being about some sort of STD, but The Darkness has said that was not the focus of the song at all.
** Averted. "Mudslide" could confuse some to be [[DoubleEntendre about a certain act]] but it is about ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin

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** Subverted by "Growing On Me" is an interesting case: Me": all signs point to it being about some sort of STD, but The Darkness has said that was not the focus of the song at all.
** Averted. "Mudslide" Suverted by "Mudslide", which could confuse some to be [[DoubleEntendre about a certain act]] act]], but it is about ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin



* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: Justin had to leave due to the copious amounts of drugs and alcohol he was consuming. At one point, he'd do a show before disappearing for days at a time, barely sleeping if at all. He cleaned up his addictions after the breakup, but as of the reunion and ''Hot Cakes'' there's still plenty of the sex and the Rock.
* Shout-Out: In the video of ''Nothing Gonna Stop Us'' a portrait of {{Queen}} can be seen.

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* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: Justin had to leave due to the copious amounts of drugs and alcohol he was consuming. At one point, he'd do a show before disappearing for days at a time, barely sleeping if at all. He cleaned up his addictions after the breakup, but as of the reunion and ''Hot Cakes'' there's still plenty of the sex and the Rock.
* Shout-Out: ShoutOut: In the video of ''Nothing "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us'' Us" a portrait of {{Queen}} Music/{{Queen}} can be seen.

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* Shout-Out: In the video of ''Nothing Gonna Stop Us'' a portrait of {{Queen}} can be seen.

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