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. DarrellS.
    Sep 10, 2001
    10
    A one of a kind kick ass album
  2. robb
    Mar 12, 2005
    6
    im just ere 2 got less famous
  3. StaceyI.
    Aug 20, 2001
    10
    It rocks
  4. dottieh
    Feb 8, 2003
    10
    Kid Rock kicks some serious ass on this cd. He's a true American Bad Ass.
  5. [Anonymous]
    Mar 23, 2004
    10
    very good album!
  6. amyr
    Oct 17, 2003
    10
    it rocks your ass!
  7. 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
  8. badassbitch
    Nov 25, 2006
    10
    its the hsit bringing stuuff back from the old albums and putting unreleased songs on there was great
  9. DonaldD
    Jul 28, 2007
    10
    Kid Rock is the bomb
  10. wellyg
    Nov 8, 2001
    9
    I wish KR wouldnt rap, he can sing relly well, i was surprised.
  11. NickS
    Mar 14, 2002
    10
    It kicks serious ass
  12. americanbadass
    May 12, 2003
    10
    it f*cking rocks
  13. hannahf
    Dec 19, 2003
    0
    ew
  14. 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
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...