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Darlington

Darlington: Louder Than MorrisseyLouder Than Morrissey (2002)
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Reviewer Rating: 0.5


Contributed by: BandAidEmilyBandAidEmily
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My first impression: "Hi, we're Darlington. We sound worse than every over-the-top-pop punk, wannabe-hardcore band that you can possibly fathom." After only listening thirty seconds into the first track, "Disneyland", I decided that I would have to make a conscious effort to give Darlington a fai.
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My first impression: "Hi, we're Darlington. We sound worse than every over-the-top-pop punk, wannabe-hardcore band that you can possibly fathom."

After only listening thirty seconds into the first track, "Disneyland", I decided that I would have to make a conscious effort to give Darlington a fair chance at a decent review. But honestly, listening to this CD all the way through was almost as entertaining as having my wisdom teeth pulled without the benefit of anesthetic.

To begin with, the lyrics of this record can be easily compared to a bad junior high flashback. With song titles such as, "Boobs Boobs Boobs", "Dorkin' Around", "Joe Queer Sucks", not to mention the handful of tracks named after girls; one would have to ask themselves, "how old are these guys, anyway?" The guitars are less than average, and the singing is unbearably nasal/off key; but if I had to choose a favorite track it would be number nineteen. It's a full radio interview with Christy and Stevie of Darlington. In it, Christy admits to, "only writing about girls", "secretly wanting to be in the Backstreet Boys", and having "recently bought a Spice Girls' CD". It's absolutely fascinating.

Frankly, I don't enjoy giving bad reviews. I try to stay away from putting a band down, but in this case it was inevitable. You'd either hear it from me, or you'd hear it from some other poor soul that has this record. I'm only thankful that I didn't have to pay for it. I'm even more thankful that I'll never have to listen to it again.

In closing: This band does not deserve to have the name "Morrissey" in its CD's title. Morrissey is amazing, and this record is terrible.

 


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Anonymous (August 2, 2004)

i live inn a place called darlington. funny

Anonymous (October 29, 2002)

It's a good album, as long as you don't take yourself too seriously like everyone on this site. MRR will probably love it.

Anonymous (October 29, 2002)

Another fashionable "album" made for 12 year olds who watch Nickelodeon. Lame.

Anonymous (October 29, 2002)

I think sitting in a diner, staring out the window means your sensitive. He's neat-o.

Anonymous (October 29, 2002)

You guys have the wrong cover art posted for the U.S. release. www.end-records.com has the correct cover art.

Anonymous (October 29, 2002)

Oh he is. Christy used to be a model, I think he still is but i'm not sure what his agency is anymore. The whole band is bad like that. Have you seen Stevey Stress's Poison drummer pics? I think Deep Elm put some up. Omar is also in a doo-wop band complete with suits, tattoos, and hair relaxer. Darlington is causing quite the controversy here, good.

Anonymous (October 29, 2002)

This guy looks like a cross between Tommy Lee and Chris Carraba. Scary.

-sickboi

Anonymous (October 28, 2002)

This band rocks, what are you talking about! Listen to Superspazz and tell me if you agree with this reviewer.

Anonymous (October 28, 2002)

I am the midnight NAMBLA. I am the baby snake handler.

Anonymous (October 28, 2002)

Get off this website kid.

Anonymous (October 28, 2002)

13/m/hotsville i am tanned end muskultar does any1 want to ciber?

Anonymous (October 28, 2002)

Fuck all of them

Anonymous (October 28, 2002)

This band sucks shit! Fuck em all

Anonymous (October 28, 2002)

Darlington sounds nothing like those crappy over-produced bands. They are good, they've been around for a while and they still rock. They earned cred. from me at least.

Anonymous (October 28, 2002)

Never heard this band but i don't think ill like it. I hate bands like Simple Plan, New found Glory, Suum 41, Good Charlotte, Blink, Get Up Kids, Allister, the Vines, Weezer.....you know, all that corny, weak, unoriginal pop garbage released in droves this year. So I think 'll stick to listening to the few good records this year.

Anonymous (October 28, 2002)

Darlington is awesome. They are a punk band though. If you think that drive-thru records is what punk is about then you won't like them because they sing too "nasally". Darlington is a rough, snotty, catchy, pop punk band. The reviewer's diss of Darlington is like saying the Ramones suck compared to Journey because Joey can't sing like Steve Perry. Take this album for what it's worth - A great catchy, snotty punk record. Not a junior high prom drive thru makeout record.

Anonymous (October 27, 2002)

Emily is a bad as mother fucker

doublej

REALPUNX4LIFE (October 27, 2002)

If you like The Queers and Screeching Weasel I'm glad that I'm not you.

Anonymous (October 27, 2002)

Yes, if you like The Queers and Screeching Weasel you'll like Darlington.

Anonymous (October 27, 2002)

morrissey is the greatest dude ever! seriously i dream about being able to write shit like he does. come on the guy really said "hand in glove the sun shines out of our behinds", "you have never been in love until you've seen sunlight thrown over smashed human bones.", and of course the truest song ever "some girls are bigger than others"! pure genious. as for this band who cares they ain't mozz.

evildeadalive (October 27, 2002)

I don't think anyone's buying Morrissey for some real hardcore punk rock, but thanks anyway.

Anonymous (October 27, 2002)

Don't listen to this garbage, go buy "Rise Above" or the new Amen album for some real, good hardcore punk rock. Not this or morrissey's crap.

Anonymous (October 27, 2002)

I think Morrissey and all pop punk bands suck (besides Ramones and maybe a couple others), but that is just my opinion. It doesn't mean you don't listen to Minor Threat. I listen to a wide range of music, but i just don't like Morrissey or new pop punk.....sorry.

Anonymous (October 26, 2002)

i like 'girltroversy' alot... im not sure if id buy another darlington record tho..

Anonymous (October 26, 2002)

Bah Morrissey, Smiths are amazing and that is that. Pop punk is overdone and flooded with 'sound the same bands' and that is that. So in conclusion Morrissey other band members (The Smiths) = amazing .. this band and most other pop punk bands = not amazing.

Anonymous (October 26, 2002)

Uh...I never said you didn't kiddie, I'm just saying Morrisey sucks. Sorry pall.

Anonymous (October 26, 2002)

to the person below, i like both bright eyes and minor threat, so sit and spin.

Anonymous (October 26, 2002)

.....but so does this.

Anonymous (October 26, 2002)

HA! Morrisey....that guy sucks.

Anonymous (October 26, 2002)

the title is play on a Smith's album "Louder Than Bombs" and yes Morrissey is better than 95% of the bands reviewed on this site.

evildeadalive (October 26, 2002)

Morrissey rules. Never heard this band but I like the Queers , Screeching Weasel, etc, would I like them?

Anonymous (October 26, 2002)

I'd have to say that this band and Morrisey have one thing in common- they both suck terribly.

Anonymous (October 26, 2002)

People who are into Morrissey don't like harder music. This is true of every single Morrissey fan, according to that one silly guy. Just like how people that like Bright Eyes will never ever ever like Minor Threat. There's no such thing as diversified taste and all you who think there is... well, you're retarded.

rage (October 26, 2002)

Theres a reason this band has been around for a million years, switching between chicago/dallas due to lack of acceptance from either scene, and still have no street cred.

Anonymous (October 25, 2002)

I bought the european version of this album cause I didn't want to wait till they released it in the US. Darlington is one of the greatest bands out right now. If you're into stuff like screeching weasel, the queers, lillingtons, vindictives etc, you will love this record but if you're into stuff like Morrrissey.....well you should have already known you weren't gonna like it too much

Anonymous (October 25, 2002)

i saw this band years ago in texas at the galaxy club and they were so awful. great review!

Tahoejeff (October 25, 2002)

ah crap..forgot to rate this one

Tahoejeff (October 25, 2002)

Good review..I wont be touching this album with a ten foot pole. Morrisey is classic, and I agree having his name in the title is just wrong...its like comparing Good Charlotte to Social Distortion...just wrong

Anonymous (October 25, 2002)

This band sucks.....but you call Morrisey amazing???? AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! That was good for a laugh.

Anonymous (October 25, 2002)

Hahaha...that's the funniest cover art I've ever seen.

Anonymous (October 25, 2002)

So its good then?

Ross

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