The History of Rock

  • Record Label: Atlantic
  • Release Date: May 30, 2000
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 27
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 27
  3. Negative: 4 out of 27

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  1. DonaldD
    Jul 28, 2007
    10
    Kid Rock is the bomb
  2. badassbitch
    Nov 25, 2006
    10
    its the hsit bringing stuuff back from the old albums and putting unreleased songs on there was great
  3. eilene
    Dec 6, 2005
    10
    great best of early days although could have chosen better songs to put on like pancake breakfast from the polyfuze method and krack rocks from emsp the reworked underground classics prodigal son and my oedipus complex r gems and the 2 previously unreleased trks abortion and dark and grey r just as good of course american bad ass is the hit from it and its freat as well
  4. [Anonymous]
    Mar 23, 2004
    10
    very good album!
  5. amyr
    Oct 17, 2003
    10
    it rocks your ass!
  6. wellyg
    Nov 8, 2001
    9
    I wish KR wouldnt rap, he can sing relly well, i was surprised.
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. 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...