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8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 25 Ratings

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  3. Negative: 3 out of 25

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  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" 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
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64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

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  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. Perhaps what makes The History of Rock most interesting -- and what ultimately validates Kid Rock as the real deal -- is that these old tracks prove that his love affair with rap and rock wasn't something he just cooked up to weasel onto MTV's "TRL."
  3. 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...