Buckcherry - 2006 - 15
This is the album that brought Buckcherry to my attention in the first place. I played it non-stop for a few months before even thinking about checking out the rest of the discography, and here's why...
1. So Far
2. Next 2 You
3. Out Of Line
7. Crazy Bitch
11. Broken Glass
First of all, "So Far" just represents what the two previous albums started up and what "15" will deliver in bulk: perfect-sounding musical background for Josh Todd's storytelling lyrics.
Next, the exploitation of their great mix between semi-serious and plain old adolescent songs continues all the way through their back catalogue as well as this one. "Next To You" has such a huge, catchy feel of teen-dream-crushes that it's almost weird to get carried away with it.
Furthermore, the success formula of "nothing new, just better old stuff" works as planned once again. It almost gets me wondering if I'm not just reaching back to what is comfortably familiar, but there's so much more to Buckcherry than that.
Ballad-wise, "Sorry" takes on all except the really classic stuff created over the years, and sends some chills down your spine in the process, it's simply awesome if you're into that emotional stuff every now and again.
And, last but definitely not least, let's not forget "Crazy Bitch", the hit single that made Buckcherry a name to be reckoned with. If there's ever a more danceable rock tune than this, I'll eat my hat (and then some). I absolutely adore this song, let alone the video clip. Who ever records in a bar's bathroom? You got it...
This is the one I would recommend as a get-to-know album, as it contains all the greatest elements of a Buckcherry piece of work, but in a way that still allows you to work back in time and check out previous material without it fading away in comparison.
Now get listening!