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Pinewood Smile is the fifth studio album released by British hard rock band The Darkness. Produced by Adrian Bushby, the album was released on 6 October and is the first album by the band to be released by Cooking Vinyl.
It is also their full first album to feature Rufus Tiger Taylor on drums, after Emily Dolan Davies left the band in Details of the album were first revealed in March on the band's Facebook page, and was estimated for released in late The album's title and more details were later revealed on 21 July with the album's title being revealed as Pinewood Smile and being given a release date of 6 October through Cooking Vinyl.
The album was recorded entirely in Worcestershire in Vada Recording All The Pretty Girls - The Darkness - Pinewood Smile and was produced by award-winning producer and engineer Adrian Bushbywho has worked with other rock bands such as MuseFoo Fighters and Smashing Pumpkins.
That same day, the first single from the album, "All the Pretty Girls", was released. Three other singles from the album—"Solid Gold" and "Southern Trains"   were also pre-released from the album on 18 August and 25 September respectively with "Happiness" following the album's release on 24 November. A live version of "Buccaneers of Hispaniola" was a pre-release single in April for the album Live at Hammersmith . Pinewood Smile received generally positive reviews from music critics.
At Metacriticwhich assigns a weighted mean rating out of to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 71 based on 7 reviews. Solid Gold peaked at number 5 on the Kerrang! Rock Chart All The Pretty Girls - The Darkness - Pinewood Smile September while Southern Trains reached number 14 on the same chart in October of that year. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification.
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