Rebel Soul - Kid Rock
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Dec 21, 2012
    70
    His recorded albums, and even his mesmerizing live show, have gradually incorporated a country sound. That trend continues on his latest, the rewarding 14-song Rebel Soul.
  2. Nov 27, 2012
    50
    It's a whole lot of uneven songs crammed into an overlong album that tries hard to please the fickle country/rock-'n'-roll/hip-hop audience-but not too hard, because that's not Kid Rock's style.
  3. Nov 26, 2012
    70
    Kid Rock is an amateurish singer, but over the last few years his unsteady squeal has been become burnished and is now credible.
  4. Nov 20, 2012
    80
    Rebel Soul brings [that devil (without a cause, of course)-may-care 'tude] back into the mix without sacrificing the lessons Rock learned from working with Rubin and his cadre of top-shelf session hands--only this time he applied them to the live, lived-in feel of his Twisted Brown Trucker band.
  5. Nov 20, 2012
    70
    Throughout the album, Rock, who clearly understands his vocal limitations, employs some dynamite backup singers who enliven, fill out, and otherwise beautify their surroundings nicely.
  6. Nov 20, 2012
    70
    Self-produced in Michigan with his colorful Twisted Brown Trucker Band, this ruggedly consistent and robustly sung music jumps genres and makes statements.
  7. Nov 19, 2012
    70
    Rebel Soul is appropriately rebellious and conservative, a dose of old-time rock & roll at a time when the style is starting to fade.
  8. Nov 16, 2012
    40
    It's a very safe affair, full of platitudes and conspicuous all-American gestures.
  9. 67
    Rebel Soul lives and dies by his yarn-spinning.
User Score
4.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Nov 21, 2012
    0
    Derivative garbage. Just when you think Kid Rock can't get any worse, in comes this garbage. Seriously, save your money. It's not even worthDerivative garbage. Just when you think Kid Rock can't get any worse, in comes this garbage. Seriously, save your money. It's not even worth the bandwidth to pirate. Full of weak attempts at nostalgia, it's some kind of bizarre mishmash of the worst kind of country and soul. Just completely and irredeemably awful. Full Review »
  2. Nov 24, 2012
    1
    Funny this album is called "Rebel Soul" when most of the album reeks of commercial gimmicks and overused rock hooks. A Rebel Soul playing itFunny this album is called "Rebel Soul" when most of the album reeks of commercial gimmicks and overused rock hooks. A Rebel Soul playing it safe is the most hypocritical thing ever. Full Review »
  3. Feb 2, 2013
    10
    People Change. This album is a nice evolution from other albums. Dedicated to his home Detroit, it has "soul" and depth. He does not rehashPeople Change. This album is a nice evolution from other albums. Dedicated to his home Detroit, it has "soul" and depth. He does not rehash the same themes like some artists. If I wanted an album like the others (which I like) I could just listen to them. This is new and fresh. It is not "American Bad-ass," but music with deeper meaning. Good music to chill to, with a whiskey on the rocks and a nice cigar next to the pool. Full Review »