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