Cocky - Kid Rock
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  • Summary: The Detroit rap-rocker may be feeling a bit like his album title after his previous effort, 1998's 'Devil Without a Cause,' went platinum. (Actually, he was feeling like that even before that happened.) Snoop Dogg and Sheryl Crow guest on a track apiece on this, his fifth album of new material.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. 80
    An enjoyably bad-ass record. [Feb 2002, p.102]
  2. The Detroit rapper brags about life after success--money, women, drinkin'--and uses his mediocre rhyming skills on anthemic, fist-pumping Rock staples like "Forever" and "Cocky."
  3. Kid Rock's tear-down-the-walls ideal of a world where rappers can sip whiskey with rednecks is a compelling fiction, and if the cross-pollinated musical results aren't always as exciting as the conversation no doubt would be, you have to at least admire the breadth of his vision.
  4. 50
    Cocky's surprises remain few and far between.
  5. What's curious here is how, for all the Kid's ludicrous victory laps, 'Cocky' is so soft in the middle.
  6. 50
    Some great moments, but too much filler and too few anthems. [Mar 2002, p.99]
  7. Lyrically, he's got one thing to say: Kid Rock is back, Kid Rock has lots of money, Kid Rock has the dames licked down, Kid Rock is hard. Which is all good when done properly, with wit, but Kid Rock is not clever, and he's not funny.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. JSchlesener
    Jan 11, 2002
    10
    Kid justs keeps getting better and better!! Way to go Kid Rock!!
  2. bob
    Apr 7, 2007
    10
    trucker anthem- ft kracker sample the wizard oz sounds like deep purple meets rage against the machine forever-funky rap rock with great drum trucker anthem- ft kracker sample the wizard oz sounds like deep purple meets rage against the machine forever-funky rap rock with great drum solo lay it on me- great song 1st half funk/soul second half is blues rock cocky-great electric vs bass gutair duel odd song sounds like run dmc meets john lee hooker with a disco sound effect what i learned...-best song on album sounds like a skynyrd rocker with a funky aerosmith like chorus im wrong but you aint right-heaviest kid rock song to date shredding gutair solo lonely road of faith-great love ballad you never met..-funny poke at himself for being cocky live version is sweet does free bird in the middle picture-everyone knows bout this 1 im a dog-great driving song great organ work by jimmie bones midnight train to memphis-great country ballad with a rock rap twist in the middle baby come home-very led zepplin sounding yes i said zeppelin drunk in the morning-see above wcsr-ft snoop dogg offically dirtiest song ever with well over like 150 curse words in it but its will have u rolling Expand
  3. earlymorningstonedpimp
    Jan 25, 2002
    10
    The best album to come out in years.
  4. eilene
    Dec 6, 2005
    10
    transition album from rap rock 2 southern rock and country some great songs outside of the hits in what i learned out on the road/im a transition album from rap rock 2 southern rock and country some great songs outside of the hits in what i learned out on the road/im a dog/lay it on me Expand
  5. sean
    Apr 7, 2007
    10
    1.Intro 2.American Bad Ass-samples Metallica Sad But True Great Drum Solo Live version much better they speed up sad but true times 10 1.Intro 2.American Bad Ass-samples Metallica Sad But True Great Drum Solo Live version much better they speed up sad but true times 10 3.Prodigal Son-Best Song On Album Samples Zeppelins Drum Beat To When The Levee Breaks to A Skynyrd Like Hook 4.Paid- Great Soul/Rap Song 5.Early Mornin Stoned Pimp-An epic tale bout pimping prob his most orginal song sounding like a mix of prince,p funk,john lee hooker and the beastie boys joe c drops some hilarity on his part 6.Dark And Grey-Heavy Heavy Song About Sucide sound alot like a Metallica song 7.3 Sheets To The Wind-Could Be A Beastie Boys song live version is an epic 25 min jam 8.Abortion-sad ballad a poem to his unborn son he gave up to an abortion saying that he sorry for what he's done 9.i wanna go back-rap ballad thinking bout his journey and where hes at 10.ya keep on-fun party song 11.fuck that-great rap metal song with sweet blues solo 12.fuck you blind-very prince like orginal version much better however 13.born 2 b a hick- hank jr inspired ode 2 being a redneck too short or it b one of his best 14.My Oedipus Complex-Another Epic a Mini Opera telling of the love/hate relationship with his father the chorus samples zeppelins black dog and kenny olson shred on the end on gutair Expand
  6. scottl
    Nov 11, 2003
    8
    This is pretty good and bad. but the good out ratio the bad. The best songs are his southern-rock songs like picture, mempis, and mother F*** This is pretty good and bad. but the good out ratio the bad. The best songs are his southern-rock songs like picture, mempis, and mother F*** like me. Expand
  7. TrailerTrashPOS
    Jan 20, 2002
    0
    can't stand him, he started off unique and alright with Devil Without a Cause but now...::shakes head::

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