The History of Rock

  • Record Label: Atlantic
  • Release Date: May 30, 2000
Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. As essays from high-flying, high, high school dropouts go, however, 'The History Of Rock' isn't bad, if a little low on inspiration.
  2. Kid Rock's sound rarely deviates from the explosive metal guitar rap synthesis he has made his trade mark...It is when Kid Rock strays from these familiar musical pastures that he gets into trouble, as in the case of 'Abortion', a rather pathetic attempt at soul...
  3. The History of Rock is proof that he's always been able to smell a good line from a mile away.
  4. There are few surprises here: white trash raps hollered over a musical backdrop that sounds like an evil pub rock band.
  5. Checkout.com
    60
    Kid's rapping is righteous, he's a fine vocalist, and like most musicians, his appalling persona contradicts his renown as a sweetheart of a guy. Nonetheless, as History repeats itself, his constant bragging only serves to undermine his credibility, and as a result, he becomes an idiotic parody of his own sick constructs.
  6. Compared with ''Devil Without a Cause,'' it's also underwhelming, a push mower to ''Devil'''s lawn tractor.... The shelved compositions he's finally put on tape didn't necessarily need to be resurrected...
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Apr 9, 2012
    3
    Sorry Kid Rock, but this album wasn't anywhere near as good as Devil without a cause, First off, Kid rock stole Metallica's "Sad but True" AndSorry Kid Rock, but this album wasn't anywhere near as good as Devil without a cause, First off, Kid rock stole Metallica's "Sad but True" And rapped over it and named the song "American Bad Ass", The other songs were okay but Kid Rock Also used "Eminem" inspired songs in this album. So overall 3.0 out of 10 Full Review »
  2. DonaldD
    Jul 28, 2007
    10
    Kid Rock is the bomb
  3. badassbitch
    Nov 25, 2006
    10
    its the hsit bringing stuuff back from the old albums and putting unreleased songs on there was great