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Rock - Released March 8, 2019 | Red Music

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Buckcherry seemed out of the step with the times when they surfaced in 1999 but, 20 years after their debut, they're more of a throwback than ever. True, the hard rock vets attempt to lay claim to some alt-rock credibility by covering Nine Inch Nails' "Head Like a Hole," but even that classic bit of angst comes out sounding like a slice of Sunset strip sleaze in the hands of Buckcherry. That's the group's signature: they're unapologetically keeping the sound of the dirty '80s alive. Singer Josh Todd may not be surrounded by the crew he originally brought to the dance -- lead guitarist Keith Nelson left in 2017 -- but his enduring presence only highlights how Buckcherry continue to serve up the same kind of cheerfully grimy good times that they did when they were younger, wishing it was the old days. The style may not have changed but Todd sounds older, and not just because his voice is becoming weathered. Throughout Warpaint, the rhythms are getting a little slower, the swagger feels a bit fuller, and Todd shows a sentimental streak, one that surfaces strongly on the power ballad "Radio Song," which is most decidedly not an R.E.M. cover. Perhaps Buckcherry don't sound as hungry as they once did, but their adherence to their rock & roll values, along with how they make no attempt to disguise that they're out of fashion, make the band sound more endearing on Warpaint than they did a couple of decades ago. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Rock - Released August 14, 2015 | F-Bomb Records

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Bearing a title that's as much a manifesto as their 2014 F*** EP, Rock N Roll serves up what it promises: rock & roll. Surprisingly, Rock N Roll isn't quite as back to basics as its title -- or song titles like "Tight Pants," "Wood," and "Sex Appeal" -- would suggest. Buckcherry punch up "Tight Pants" with some horns and they even sink into a slinky, soulful groove on "Rain's Falling," decorating it with a bits of blues guitar straight out of Stevie Ray Vaughan. Elsewhere, there are heavier hints of orchestrated AOR (the harmonies on "Wood") and just a touch of country overtones on the ballad "The Feeling Never Dies," which is enough of a shift in tone to make Rock N Roll a little richer than the average Buckcherry album. While it could be argued that listeners don't turn to Buckcherry for variety, it is nevertheless a welcome sign of inevitable maturity for these legendarily sleazy L.A. scuzz rockers. They may still want to get into your tight pants, but those horns suggest they know there's more to life than Marshall amps. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Rock - Released August 19, 2014 | F-Bomb Records

Never let it be said that Buckcherry don't value the power of a gimmick. Embracing their role as the sleaziest survivors in hard rock, they unleashed their silliest and dirtiest record to date in 2014's Fuck EP -- a six-song blast of nastiness where every song contains the F-word in its title. Buckcherry manage to conjugate the F-word in a variety of ways -- it's a noun, a verb, an adjective -- and they also find many different sounds, too, ranging from the greasy boogie of "Somebody Fucked with Me" to the disco of "Say Fuck It" and "I Don't Give a Fuck," not to mention the neo-punk blitzkrieg of "Fist Fuck." It's all stupid, deliberately so, but it's so shameless in its vulgarity that it contains a bit of charm (but only a bit). ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Rock - Released January 29, 2016 | F-Bomb Records

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Rock - Released November 2, 2018 | Red Music

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Rock - Released February 8, 2019 | Red Music

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Rock - Released January 11, 2019 | Red Music

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Rock - Released April 11, 2006 | Eleven Seven Music

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Pop - Released February 19, 2013 | Century Media

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Pop - Released December 11, 2012 | Century Media

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Rock - Released January 1, 2008 | Universal Music Canada

Has any party band been less rock & roll fun than Buckcherry? Self-appointed saviors of sleaze, the L.A. scuzz rockers are disciples of the Sunset Strip circa 1987, singing songs of crazy bitches and cocaine, scored to secondhand Aerosmith ripoffs stripped of boogie so they're turned into lead-footed stomps. Rock & roll doesn't need to be complicated -- it's often better if it isn't -- but if it's going to be the soundtrack for a night of binge drinking at strip clubs, it damn well better make wallowing in filth sound irresistible, not drudging. Buckcherry dutifully hit all their marks on their fourth album, Black Butterfly -- the greasy guitar, the snake-dancing vocals, rhythms designed with a Texas lap dance in mind -- so that makes the record no different in form or function than their other LPs, but there's nevertheless a significant downturn in energy, lacking the stoopid hooks of "Lit Up" and "Crazy Bitch," hooks that now more than ever seems accidental. Here, they piss on the Dead Kennedys, swipe power ballads from Mötley Crüe, and pluck Guns N' Roses with absolutely no sense of glee; it's dutiful cardboard cock rock. If the band played with any sense of enthusiasm, this could be tempting toxicity -- music you know is bad for you but you can't resist. But Buckcherry are so far gone on the road of rock & roll indulgence they wind up repeating the same stupid excesses not because they're fun, but because they don't know how to do anything else. Far from being the soundtrack to a raging party, Black Butterfly is the flip side of indulgence: Buckcherry are now the sound of a slow slide into the monotony of addiction. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Rock - Released June 2, 2015 | F-Bomb Records

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Rock - Released January 31, 2006 | Eleven Seven Music

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Rock - Released April 11, 2006 | Eleven Seven Music

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Rock - Released July 17, 2015 | F-Bomb Records

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Rock - Released August 14, 2015 | F-Bomb Records

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Rock - Released August 14, 2015 | F-Bomb Records