Review: The Darkness – I Believe in a Thing Called Love (Rock)

By Drew Wilson

This review covers the pop rock track The Darkness – I Believe in a Thing Called Love.

This particular track was released in 2003 on the album Permission to Land.

This particular track starts off with one of those familiar guitar sounds that reminds me of other tracks like Smoke Over Water, but is, of course, different in it’s own way. It then gets into some of the lyrics which initially has me thinking that this could be a really good track. Then, the vocals hits notes so high, I wonder what happened to the male vocalists testicles. While I like to think that it’s possible for male vocalists to hit really high notes and still make a great song, I don’t think this one is one of those tracks.

The lyrics, additionally, when the vocals hits those high notes try to be humorous, but I think falls flat. Ultimately, this was a nails on chalkboard moment for me when I’m hearing this track.

The only thing that eventually tries to save this track is a very well done guitar solo towards the end of the track, but even the best of solo’s will never save this one.

At the end of the day, this track ends up being one of those tracks where one great component of the track gets completely wrecked by another component in the listening experience. It could have been an awesome track, but I can’t get past the vocal component of the track. This one is a flop for me.



Drew Wilson on Twitter: @icecube85

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