Album: The Darkness, Hot Cakes (Pias)

Any idea that The Darkness would come back meek, chastened and cowed gets royally defenestrated in the first verse of the opener "Every Inch of You", at the moment that Justin Hawkins screeches "every man, woman and child wants to … suck my cock!"

From the exuberant "Nothin's Gonna Stop Us" to a lighter-waving ballad "Living Each Day Blind", Hot Cakes is a rock-solid home win from the band who still do feelgood hard rock better than anyone alive.