Buckcherry, "All Night Long"

62 Billboard Rating

Los Angeles rock revivalists Buckcherry waste no time getting down to business on their latest album, "All Night Long," which opens with a cowbell-enhanced title track where singer Josh Todd announces that "a good time coming will keep your motor running all day." Up next: the helpfully titled "It's a Party," where a "We Will Rock You"-style beat underscores guitarist Keith Nelson's slithering Sunset Strip sleaze-rock riff. Elsewhere, Buckcherry channels AC/DC's lean-and-mean blues-metal sound on the cut "Oh My Lord" and goes double-time glam-punk on the confrontational "Recovery." Yet "All Night Long" also contains a number of power ballads no doubt inspired by the success of "Sorry," the band's 2008 top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hit. On the song "I Want You" Todd credits a lover with saving him when he was lost, while "Bliss" asks, "Are you ready to feel like I do?/'Cause I can't stop thinking of you."

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