May 07, 1999 at 04:00 AM EDT
We gave it a B

Coming on like the Black Crowes by way of AC/DC, this L.A.-based band is at its best blasting its way through hard-hitting riff-rockers like ”Lit Up,” with its wonderfully crass lyrics (”I love the cocaine/I love the cocaine”). But Buckcherry come in other flavors, too: ”For the Movies” shows that these fellas can see eye to eye with the Third Eye Blind crowd, while ”Check Your Head” demonstrates that even drug-and-sex-crazed scoundrels have their sensitive moments. B

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