Buckcherry
All Night Long


1.5
very poor

Review

by J. Ponton EMERITUS
August 3rd, 2010 | 76 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Nope, better off going to bed instead

Forgive the glimpse into my musically foul soul, vacant with alleged shallowness, but let’s just get down and dirty, shall we? Let’s hit on the shit that the fans of a band like Buckcherry will crucify a writer for – if they even bother to read negative reviews. You see, it’s just too easy to pen a write-up for an album like All Night Long. A leisure listen through every other track on this thing and – boom: A magical, scathing review full of dear-God-not-another-isms and sad-tragic-commercial-attempts-to-sell-records stories appears on my computer. Every time. It’s like a formula. Bands like Buckcherry never surprise, perhaps if only by how they get worse as time goes on. Remember 2008’s effort, Black Butterfly? Still trying to remove that ugly trash from your mind? Sorry, but All Night Long is like that one - and that one, and that one, and that one, come to think of it. Not sure which albums by the band that I’m referring to? It really doesn’t matter.

It never has. A few charting singles, a few successful tours, and hey, let’s get back into the studio and do the same thing all over again. That’s Buckcherry’s art in practice. “Crazy Bitch” was fun and catchy; “Lit Up” had some shelf-life – but those songs were all just part of the routine. Add to the fact that Buckcherry have failed to come up with anything as amusing as “Bitch” in close to five years, and you have a band that is well into a career of stagnation, now more apparent than ever with a handful of generic singles barely going anywhere these days. All Night Long is a step further down into the mud. Song after boring song whiff by on some pseudo-80s hair metal spill, full of parties, women, drinking, and sloppy attempts at anthems slurred in Josh Todd’s worst Axel Rose impression. Sound familiar?

That’s Buckcherry’s career in a nutshell. Hell, that’s Buckcherry’s discography in a nutshell. They’ve been spinning Queen-cum-AC/DC anthems like second track “It’s a Party” year after year, and when the band does try to calm down on All Night Long, most of the time in the form of love ballads, ala “I Want you” and “Bliss”, you just can’t take Todd seriously. Are you really going to take the romantic word of a man that just spent the song before the prior, “Oh My Lord”, seducing a woman with lines like “you got me hard like a diamond at Christmas”? The lyrics are an ironic joke, song in and song out, and it never changes. On “Our World” Buckcherry try to get environmental on us, saving the world from pollutants and such, but, like, are they serious? You guys have dug yourselves into a partyin’-sexin’-drinkin’ hole on All Night Long, and those albums that came before it, too, and you have the nerve to rag about saving the world? Ridiculous, utterly ridiculous.

Shoot, well at least they have lead guitarist Keith Nelson, who’s able to pay some decent homage to those rippin’ 80s solos. Had it not been for his inclusion in the band, Buckcherry would be swimmin’ with the likes of Nickelback and Hinder, at least instrumentally anyway. Good for them, yeah, huge achievement, right? Now it’s time to aim a little higher than the typical, under-the-table trash they’ve been giving us for years. All Night Long is filled with it, running at the same consistency rate of last effort Black Butterfly, and leaving us with the same nauseating feeling akin to a hangover you might get in the morning following a wild night. Except this one will stay with us for a while. Great. Thanks, guys. Why don't you put us out of our misery and call it quits, rethink your game plan, and stop playing around. It got old with 2001’s Time Bomb, and hey, look at the time: It’s been almost ten years since then. Turn it in, and let it go to bed, once and for all.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Ponton
Emeritus
August 3rd 2010


5803 Comments


stream i guess

http://www.myspace.com/buckcherry/music/albums/all-night-long-16285884

shindip
August 3rd 2010


3536 Comments


HEY! YOU'RE A CRAZY BITCH

tiesthatbind
August 3rd 2010


7375 Comments


Good review. I can't stand these guys. The only song I've ever remotely liked from them was Rescue Me.

Ponton
Emeritus
August 3rd 2010


5803 Comments


thanks ties.

15 was probably their best album, a few decent cuts, but Black Butterfly and now this are just awful

Romulus
August 3rd 2010


8441 Comments


Awesome review, this band is pretty tough to take

shindip
August 3rd 2010


3536 Comments


15 is kinda a guilty pleasure. Black Butterfly is just abysmmal.

Frankenhole
August 3rd 2010


57 Comments


Lol at Einlazer.
This album titles disgraces Lionel Richie's "All Night Long":

Tam bo li de say de moi ya
Hey Jambo Jumbo
Way to parti o we goin'
Oh, jambali
Tam bo li de say de moi ya
Yeah, Jambo, jumbo


BrahTheSunGod
August 3rd 2010


1279 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

you got me hard like a diamond at Christmas


... O.o

Ponton
Emeritus
August 3rd 2010


5803 Comments


yeah, had to double check that on my audio like 5 or 6 times to make sure I heard him right haha

thanks rom, feels kind of good to be a lil negative again

Prolapse
August 3rd 2010


4370 Comments


God, not these fags again

Romulus
August 3rd 2010


8441 Comments


Are diamonds any harder at Christmas than any other time of the year?

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
August 3rd 2010


16412 Comments


15 was ok but everything else they've done has been terrible...this included

Digging: Weezer - Everything Will Be Alright in the End

PoodleRapist
August 3rd 2010


254 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

yes. they are never hard unless it is christmas

Frankenhole
August 3rd 2010


57 Comments


Never say Never

pizzamachine
August 3rd 2010


12571 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

So sick of AC/DC rip-off bands.

PoodleRapist
August 3rd 2010


254 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

they are always not hard unless it is christmas

hey wait how come you can say never

pizzamachine
August 3rd 2010


12571 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

You did it again.

PoodleRapist
August 3rd 2010


254 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

aw crap

Frankenhole
August 3rd 2010


57 Comments


1. All Night Long - 3:54
2. It's A Party - 3:44
3. These Things - 3:52
4. Oh My Lord - 3:38
5. Recovery - 3:01
6. Never Say Never - 3:43
7. I Want You - 3:43
8. Liberty - 4:16
9. Our World 3:50
10. Bliss - 3:56
11. Dead - 5:24

PoodleRapist
August 3rd 2010


254 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

how come he gets to say never



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