The History of Rock Image

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  • Summary: A collection of previously unreleased Kid Rock tunes and other miscellany, including demos and re-recorded tracks from early in his career.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. It might not make for a great listen, but its swagger and white-trash style make it the second-best record in his catalog.
  2. Rock affirms that he is no overnight sensation...
  3. 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."
  4. The History of Rock is proof that he's always been able to smell a good line from a mile away.
  5. As essays from high-flying, high, high school dropouts go, however, 'The History Of Rock' isn't bad, if a little low on inspiration.
  6. There are few surprises here: white trash raps hollered over a musical backdrop that sounds like an evil pub rock band.
  7. Is The History Of Rock the worst album of all time? In a word: Probably. I suppose I can’t say for sure, as I haven’t heard Kid Rock’s other records.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. DonaldD
    Jul 28, 2007
    Kid Rock is the bomb
  2. eilene
    Dec 6, 2005
    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 Expand
  3. amyr
    Oct 17, 2003
    it rocks your ass!
  4. badassbitch
    Nov 25, 2006
    its the hsit bringing stuuff back from the old albums and putting unreleased songs on there was great
  5. wellyg
    Nov 8, 2001
    I wish KR wouldnt rap, he can sing relly well, i was surprised.
  6. robb
    Mar 12, 2005
    im just ere 2 got less famous
  7. hannahf
    Dec 19, 2003

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