Picks and Pans Review: Buckcherry

UPDATED 09/22/2008 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 09/22/2008 at 01:00 AM EDT

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After the platinum breakthrough of 2006's 15, featuring the hit "Crazy Bitch," Buckcherry keeps letting it rip. Serving up plenty of meat-and-potatoes rock, this California quintet plays it hard and sleazy—think the un-supergroup Velvet Revolver. First single "Too Drunk..." is a raunchy ode to bad-boy excess—and the sexual performance issues it may cause—that might make Kid Rock blush. But the band also shows a serious side, with two songs inspired by Dave Pelzer's child-abuse memoir A Child Called 'It': One Child's Courage to Survive, including the turbo-charged opener "Rescue Me."

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