• Record Label: Atlantic
  • Release Date: Sep 16, 2008
Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. 70
    These Los Angelenos deliver a brash follow-up to 2006's platinum-selling "15." Spewing filthy oaths and sweet promises, sometimes in the same line, frontman Josh Todd does his best to give misogyny a good name.
  2. The LA quintet, fresh off the radio ubiquity of 'Sorry' last year, prove themselves masters of the form again with such generically sentimental anthems as 'Dreams' and 'Don't Go Away.' [19 Sep 2008, p.72]
  3. 50
    They fluctuate between those two poles while their by-the-book hard rock continues to split the difference between Black Crowes and Guns N’ Roses--though no longer with the wit that fueled their coke-y 1999 breakout, 'Lit Up.'
  4. Even in the heavier material on Black Butterfly these guys make more room for melody than they ever have before.
  5. Far from being the soundtrack to a raging party, Black Butterfly is the flipside of indulgence: Buckcherry is now the sound of a slow slide into the monotony of addiction.
User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 4 out of 6
  1. TomS.
    Oct 3, 2008
    2
    Really disappointing. I'm not sure what cd the critics listened to but it wasn't this one. And as far as putting Buckcherry and GNR Really disappointing. I'm not sure what cd the critics listened to but it wasn't this one. And as far as putting Buckcherry and GNR is the same sentence...ridiculous! GNR was a great band. These guys are average at best. LISTEN before you buy this. Full Review »
  2. AshleyM.
    Sep 22, 2008
    1
    This album is terrible. The lyrics are trite and the music is Appetite for Destruction aping at its worst and most over polished.
  3. JeremyR.
    Sep 22, 2008
    9
    Not bad but not their best album.