Time Bomb - Buckcherry
Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Time Bomb packs an incendiary wallop that's as noisy as nighttime on the Fourth of July.
  2. Time Bomb is loaded with two things that are markedly absent from most of today's hard rock scene: memorable melodies and a loose but swinging rhythmic foundation.
  3. 70
    This album is nothing but a parade of their '70s and '80s hard rock influences worn proudly on their sleeves. And for that, rock 'n' roll fans should be grateful. Time Bomb is one romping anthem after another almost clear through to the end, a "hidden" piano ballad that serves only further cement the band's status as a throwback to the days of overwrought arena rock.
  4. If it was 1985, they'd be the biggest band on the planet.
  5. Ridin', Porn Star and Slammin' are as disposably trashy as their titles suggest, and even the trowelled-on angst of Slit My Wrists and Whiskey In The Morning sounds like a pool party at a Beverley Hills bordello.
  6. Buckcherry now captures the decadence of seventies and eighties hard rock better than anyone who actually lived it.
  7. With Time Bomb, Buckcherry still makes the unfashionable seem fashionable, but that doesn't make it any less dumb.
  8. 20
    Buckcherry aim to carry on the tradition laid out by the Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Aerosmith, and Guns N' Roses -- extolling the virtues of sex, drugs, and rock and roll -- but listening to Time Bomb is a game of spot the rip-off.
  9. Although a less consistent effort as a whole, Time Bomb is a lot more fun than its predecessor and suggests capacity for songcraft not evident on the band's debut. [#154, p.66]
  10. While Buckcherry's second disc doesn't exactly advance the form, dirt-simple shout-alongs like "Time Bomb" and "Porno Star" make them real contenders for raunch rock's throw-up crown. [4/6/2001, p.120]
  11. Buckcherry's overblown rock 'n' roll is exactly the kind of music that can be dressed up by production, almost (but not quite) giving the illusion that something exciting is happening when, in fact, its merely recycling the already recycled.
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. ZachS
    May 2, 2007
    10
    BUCKCHERRY is the last band that still fully rocks w/o being emo. people try to say that bands now like MCR or Hinder are rock. BUCKCHERRY is BUCKCHERRY is the last band that still fully rocks w/o being emo. people try to say that bands now like MCR or Hinder are rock. BUCKCHERRY is rock, its meant to be mean, its meant to be ruthless and that is exactly what they are. The band is different for this age, and in this age people are terrified of what is different. Full Review »
  2. AllanN
    Jul 27, 2005
    10
    I've Bought This Album Back In December 2002 'N' I Can Not Stop Listening To It. I Love Buckcherry But This Is The Best Album I've Bought This Album Back In December 2002 'N' I Can Not Stop Listening To It. I Love Buckcherry But This Is The Best Album Buckcherry Has So Far [IMHO]. Full Review »
  3. Dennis
    Aug 1, 2001
    10
    best album since appetite for destruction! "Place in the Sun", "Segue", and "Slammin" its just unreal!