Devil Without a Cause is the fourth studio album by American rapper Kid Rock. Released on August 18, 1998, the album saw Kid Rock continuing to develop his sound, moving away from the predominantly hip hop sound of his previous albums to a largely rap metal, hard rock, nu metal, and rap rock sound, and marked the finalization of his stage persona as a 'redneck pimp'. Additionally, the song "Cowboy" is seen as being instrumental in the development of the fusion genre country rap. Devil Without a Cause was a major commercial success. Spurred by the popularity of the single "Bawitdaba", the album sold 15 million copies, and was certified diamond. The album also received critical acclaim for its genre-mixing sound.Wikipedia
Where's the zero vote option? Would generally prefer to be deaf than listen to another Kid Rock song
He’s literally the worst
A strong contender for being the worst album ever made. Presumably only exists to help the US armed forces torture people.
Honestly, this is so bad. It feels like your dad's highschool band reunion.
This isn't going to go well. Given his more recent political leanings, some of the lyrics are pretty progressive. Although, it's not surprising that most of this record is very bad. This sounds like something white dads think is hard or heavy. To be honest, the first two songs hit me like a nostalgia truck. "New Rock Radio" standards that played all through my youth. But even those were not good, just drilled into my subconscious. The rest of the album doesn't even have that, it a'int good.
I can understand why this is included as a historical document- its a critical record for bringing the aesthetics of country into the world of the rap rock hybrid that had emerged just before it. I don't know that it holds up as a listening experience for me. I also struggle with him going the way of his fellow Michigander Ted Nugent into the black hole of ignorance that is the republican party.
Fuck everything about this album. Misogynistic and gross. I don't care if this help start the rap rock genre, it should be kicked off the list for being hot garbage.
Music for incels to wank furiously by
Haters gonna hate. Sure, he's a fake and a piece of shit, but this is a great record.
Absolute wank. Unless this is all a masterful troll, in which case it could be genius. Cliched, pathetic lyrics that sounds like they were written by a 12 year old edgelord. Weak songs, with the horrible autotuned country song being a particularly notable low point. Only saving grace is that some of the production and musicianship is actually pretty good. I have no doubt that Kid Rock is talented, it's just disappointing that he didn't choose to funnel that talent into something with a bit more artistic merit. The fusion of rock, country and rap is something the world could have done without.
Low rent rapping. This really is an embarrassing Effort
Horrific pile of horrendous bollox
Not really a fan of kid rock, sorta trash tbh, like bad beastie boys and I don't really like the beastie boys. If he coulda picked a genre
Absolute garbage. If you want to listen to edgy, filler lyrics with swearing put over a trash beat then this album is for you. Unfortunately for people with taste, this album is like eating an used sock dipped in mud.
My partner is from the Detroit metro area and grew up not too far from where Kid Rock is from. Despite what he says in his music, he grew up well off. This album is full of empty posturing; he wants so badly to be able to claim a backstory like Eminem's but it's just not the case. Stylistically, kid rock isn’t doing anything new, but he’s definitely doing it worse. His flow is decent, but is often undercut by awful rhymes and cheesy metal interludes. He’s trying to be too much at once, a rags to riches rapper who actually grew up relatively affluent and a southernish redneck from the north who needs auto tune to get through a straight country song. His use of profanity is gratuitous beyond what is necessary and one wonders if his sexual prowess is a fraction of how he portrays it. This music is clearly designed to appeal to disaffected white people but comes off as disingenuous and unnecessarily confrontational. This is music that absolutely no one needed. At best, it's someone trying, and not succeeding at genre fusion, at the worst, it's a cynical ploy to sell records to white people who think they're hard.
My heart sank when I saw I had to spend 71 minutes of my life listening to Kid Rock. I'll try to listen with an open mind though, it could be good. UPDATE: Nope. It's dogsh*t. 1/5.
This album has no right to be as good as it is.
Kid Rock's fourth album. Interesting mix of styles. According to Detroit Free Press, Kid Rock had fully developed his pimp redneck stage persona and rap metal musical style and wanted to make a "redneck, shit-kicking rock 'n' roll rap" album. :)
Love Bawitdaba, that used to be a big pump up song for sports. That's it. Not sure I've ever liked anything else by Kid Rock. Granted I've never listened to this album. So ok, the first 6 songs are solid (most notably Cowboy and I am the Bullgod) but the whole thing is repetitive. Similar beats and lyrics. For example, I liked Roving Gangster but it also referenced topless dancers (Bawitdaba) and had a similar progression and sound as Cowboy. Second half of the album is barely tolerable. If it's decent it's because it sounds like the first half (Somebody's Gotta Feel This). Welcome 2 the Party is just terrible - as if he was trying to write worse lyrics than Vanilla Ice. I've always hated Only God Knows Why - pretentious, and auto tuned to hell. All in all, the album is not awful but it's also not good. Can't believe it sold over 10 million copies.
Total embarrassment. What a bellend. 0 stars.
Most of his tracks sounds like shitty Rage Against the Machine spoofs.
I can't believe I just made myself listen to 70 minutes of Kid Rock.
Wrestling with adolescent anguish and a tiny penis Kid Rock delivers a cry for help on this increasingly important record. This behemoth is truly one for the ages. Everything you ever thought you knew about music is forgotten here. There's both a prickly centre and shiny smooth edges polished to within spitting distance of a country nu metal lovechild that explores deep themes and tickles a dark underbelly of misery and misogyny. Eat a spoonful of this and stick it up your cunt, Jesus.
It annoys me that people aren't giving this an actual review. I guess it's because most are American redditors, so 90% of the reviews are some variation on "I have decided that kid rock is a *racist*. 1/5". Some were smart enough to add something about hating rap rock to legitimise their non-legitimate reviews, but eh. Fucking lame. Anyway, I was in year 10 when this album came out and it wasn't the megahit that stuff like limp bizkit was, but it had a grittier edge and some of it is really fucking catchy. I listened to it a fair bit and bawditibaba has been in my party playlists ever since. It's a real slice of that late 90s middle America swagger. I don't think anyone thought this sort of stuff was any kind of cultural touchstone - it just kinda existed as the mainstream form of heavy music for a fun couple of years. It's over now but it's fun to revisit every now and then. Realistically this album is a 3/5 by no means essential. But I'm compelled to give it a 5 out of spite.
Yeah Kid Rock is easy to hate on, and there's a lot of really stupid stuff on this album. But the 13 year old in me can still enjoy this after 23 years, so it must have something going for it.
You know, I don’t really mind the sound – it’s the kind of harder sound that I actually like. But the lyrics put me off. There’s a bit too much swearing for me; I appreciate a well-placed swear for emphasis, but this is gratuitous. There’s also some misogyny in there that bothers me.
Didn’t mind it and was all set for giving it 3 stars until the last track, which is absolutely vile and puts a different light on the rest of the album
Dumb as a brick.
Crap Metal, Country Crap, Crap Rock. He mixed a variety of genres and the album still manages to sound boring. 1 ⭐ for Eminem.
I listens to 2.5 songs. I just can’t...
Trash from a trash person.
Riding on the coattails of the other successful rap/rock/metal combinations coming out in the late 90s, this album is an unoriginal boring mess of songs. The title tracks "Bawitdaba" that propelled him into the bigtime is like "MMMBop" for rebellious teens. Don't even get me started on the cheese of "Only God Knows Why", a track that has some abysmal auto-tune. I know there's some bad music from the 80s that I grew up with and have a soft side for and maybe if I were a decade or more younger this might have hit me in high school and I might be a little more generous with my review but to me there's nothing here that hasn't been done already by Korn or Rage Against the Machine except for perhaps "Cowboy" which has kind of a country rap thing going.
The rock and rap components individually are not bad. But the transitions are too jarring; I would be enjoying the guitar riff, and then suddenly the verse starts.
Wow. I feel like I've just licked a toad and fallen into another dimension. It's a fascinating clusterfuck. A total shitstorm of juvenile lyrics and lazy riffs. It reeks of somebody who's heard about a bunch of things that were cool in high-school, but never actually did them and now, approaching 30, is sat around with a blunt, telling 15 year olds how to be a rockstar just like him. A try-hard fuckwit. Banged Pamela Anderson though, eh?
Amazing, hard rocking songs and powerful vocals
I fuck with this way more than I thought I would or wanted to.
I never turned off Kid when his songs came on the radio but I also never bought or listened to any of his albums all the way through. I still wouldn't buy this album or put it into my regular rotation, but some of the songs on this album still make me turn the volume all the way and bang my head to the beat!
The most well known songs I had heard before of in this album. Surprisingly really enjoyed this. A good mix of numetal, rap, hiphop and other genres.
Haters gunna hate I guess, but ya’ll need to lighten up a bit. Sure, he’s nowhere near as good at rapping as Eminem, nowhere near as good at rocking out as Rage Against the Machine and nowhere near as good at…. line dancing as Billy Ray Cyrus? (I know nothing about country), but he is mashing up genres like he doesn’t give a fuck and I found the results are enjoyable. He didn’t really make it over to the UK at the time so I’m judging just on the tracks presented here. I reckon a lot of the 1 stars are from Americans who are judging this on the “full package”. I’m sure his personality is completely vile, but thankfully I’ve not really been exposed to that so can go purely off the music, which I think is good fun. How can you not love that Second Hand News sample?
Nowhere near as bad as made out - enjoyed some parts of it and had me laughing at its stupidity at many points but after the run on this group that was no bad thing
Stupid yet fun
An album that would most accurately be described as a guilty pleasure. A lot of the songs are pretty bad to unbareable,, However, there are some songs that go hard and I will definitely come back to. Highlights: 1, 3, 4, and 6.
Never listened to kid rock before, have to say i quite enjoyed this though. Loads of memories and themes in the music, for example i can hear a lot of becks sound in it and i thought beck was a one off, but clearly there was a bigger scene. Bawitadaba or whatever its called puts me in mind of RATM. I have to say that i thought that kid rock and this whole nu metal thing was just a sideshow but this listen had revealed that its actually a lot more than that. Cowboy could be a very good song also as could fist of rage which takes me back to RATM. Glad i listened to this tbf, want to give it 2.5 but thats not an option so its getting 3
I was surprised that those first two tracks were the big hits. I thought they'd be scattered throughout the album. "Bawitdaba" gets stuck in your head pretty quick. It's been said that the key to the album is that is doesn't try to be a hip-hop album. And yet a lot of the lyrics feel that way, like what would guys who are out in the midwest THINK rappers would go on about? And then instead of it being on rap, it was forced into a blend of country and "nu metal". It works, but the lyrics to some of the songs are pretty brutal. More brutal than some rap records we have listened to? Probably not. Maybe if I had heard them over and over again I wouldn't think about it as much. But now, 20 years later, the lyrics are a bit more cringe-y. So yeah, I remember the big "hits" from this one, but not something I would come back to for a bunch of reasons. But the construction and production is done well. So I'd give it a 3.
Cowboy is still a banger but this is way too long and I just can't support a Trumper.
Despite all the hate Kid Rock and this album get, his debut is by far his strongest effort, as well as being the 10th best selling rock album of the 90s. If this was an EP of just the first 4 tracks and maybe a couple others, I would award him a 3 or maybe even a 4. I'm not here to criticize the trashy culture and lies he proclaims (like bragging about growing up in Detroit). Purely looking at the music, the production is funky and tight. The first 4 tracks are pretty good (ignore that cringy child voice), but the rest mostly sucks with just a few decent parts. The riffs are uninspired: it's an embarrassment of a rock album. The raps lack substance and are repetitive, but at least he has energy and has nice rhythm here and there. He tries to sound like Zack de la Rocha, but he's too repetitive to be anything beyond that. I like the old school hip hop half of "Wecome 2 the Party," but fuck the bro who requests "that fuckin 1998 Kid Rock shit." His country songs are the worst. I can't believe "Only God Knows Why" was a big hit... the autotune and dull melody hurt my ears. "Where U at Rock" is the only good song in the second half. "Black Guy White Guy" is a bit decent but it's three times longer than it needs to, and did we really need a copy & paste of "I am the Bullgod"? It's the best song on the album but I didn't notice much different. He loses points for lack of originality, a repeated formula in most of the songs, and for being way too long. Cut the album in half. On the plus side, it is focused and has nice production. This is actually on the borderline of 1 star / 2 star review, but those first 4 songs are enough to redeem itself.
It's not hard to see why Kid Rock was such a cultural force during the late 90s/early 2000s. There's a ton of charisma on this record, mixed with Kid Rock's "redneck pimp" character. There's a large swath of genres blended here, though country and country rock blends with metal and rap more often than not. Kid Rock is fine enough on the mic, though he is absolutely blown out of the water by the best white MC to ever grace the game on "Fuck Off". It's more a time capsule than anything: where I appreciate that it's here in order to tell the story of nu-metal in the late 90s, I think there are better examples of the genre. Also, how the fuck does Holland-Dozier-Holland have a writing credit on this record? Did they come up with the "blow bubbles up your asshole" line, or the "your girl is sucking my cock while I'm taping it" one? Favorite tracks: "Cowboy", "Bawitdaba", "Wastin' Time"
I have never listened to anything that has made me so completely sure that the person responsible for it is a total c**t. It's like the Beastie Boys, mixed with the worst of early 90's rap/hiphop, with any charm or nuance stripped out. Lyrics are a mixture of generic self-promotion that regularly turns into breathtakingly unself-aware arrogance, and lazy misogyny. But, there are bits of it that are quite catchy Nearly burst out laughing with Only God Knows Why (a self-pitying song lamenting how people don't understand him and like him) after ten songs of this, and then immediately followed by a song titled 'Fuck Off' Pretty much every song is at least a minute too long (and there is a line in one of the songs where h talks about the producers telling him this and him ignoring them). 2/5, because it was quite entertaining in places.
ruim que doi
Que vrgs hace este pendejo aquí.
Por algo es de los peores calificados en la lista global.
Probably the greatest album that i have had the privildge to indulge myself upon and bath in the kid rock glorry
This is only here to let you know that Fred Durst was not the worst thing about music at the turn of the millennium. Honestly not deserving of its one star. Makes Sade, Yes and the Eagles sound like the Beatles. And as a human being, he sounds like the reason God created cancer and dysentry.
YEE HAW YEAH NAH.
Felt dirty just cueing this up. Then the first song was better than expected. Then the rest wasn't. 15M people bought this
True childhood classic - saw Rock perform most of this record live back in 02.
One of my old favorites
this was my all time fav album in 1998 (8th grade) shit was pure fire
Classic, before crazy
Really cool, this was a nice surprise !
dumb but fun, 4 stars
que buenas rolas we ouhh!
I want to hate this. But I don’t. Even though it’s such stupid music.
Surprisingly great choruses for a rock album. Thoroughly enjoyed something that I would otherwise not listened to.
This album kicks ass! Perfect mix of metal/rap/blues/etc
OK. At last something genuinely interesting. Rap with guitars! I really liked this.
It's no Rage Against The Machine, but kinda fun
A bit of a groove. I want to dislike it but it's actually pretty good.
Very of its era
The redneck rap rock album that I am kinda ashamed to say I get down with some of it. Damn it kid just pick up the phone and never autotune a ballad again. Stick to rapping over guitar about getting laid and doing drugs, definitely not the peak of music. But pretty fun for some of it.
I thought this was quintessentially Kid Rock at his peak. Not a huge fan of his stuff, but I do like how he really wants to be country. 🤠
Wasnt bad when it came out and is still good. Not great but not bad either.
I really dug this album when it came out. Now granted, I think Kid Rock is a douchebag now, I can't deny listening to this album quite a bit back in high school.
This album has a bias opinion from me. I first listened as a preteen and loved it. Which is probably the right age to make that statement. Re-listening as an adult I have to say I feel the same. Specifically for ‘bawitdaba’. You don’t go to kid rock for introspective lyrics and compelling compositions, you go to kid rock for crude, unhinged ass kicking ignorance so you can feel that bliss baby. ‘Cowboy’ is an awesome song I don’t care who you are.
Muy copado fue
All of the people giving this a "1" rating I don't think understand the historical significance (for better or worse) of this album. This is regarded as one of the (if not THE) first country-rap albums ever, with "Cowboy" generally regarded as the actual birth of the genre. Is it the best album ever? Certainly not, but this ushered in several other similar acts over the years and even influencing modern country; for that reason deserves to be included on this list and respected. For all his faults, Kid Rock basically invented a new genre with this album, which deserves a lot of credit.
Tbh i did not expect much at all from this album. But I was pleasantly surprised. It's not really my style but i do understand why it's on the list
High highs and low lows
Of its time
Okay his flow sucks and he has approximately 2 things to say over this hour long album but I have to say this has ~atmosphere~ and the production is really good
3/5 this album confused me. It seemed to have from hiphop toy classic rock to metal...
j'aimais bien mais tu t'es très vite mis a me briser les couilles
first few songs are pretty fun. rest of the album is pretty boring
Seeing kid rock in this lists makes me laugh but this album isn’t bad. Has some good hits. Some of the rapping is meh but the style changes makes it good for a wide range of people. 7.5/10
Not a bad album. In fact I was surprised how much I liked it. I will listen again. Pretty close to a 4 but ots a little too long so I'll give it a 3 🌟
This is actually pretty competent, though the rap-rock delivery is not that original. The whole redneck pimp schtick I really just have no interest in (don't much give a shot about any other kind of pimp actually).
Not overwhelming. Couple of collabs but nothing stuck
I get that the album as one of the first full length album in the rap/rock genre. Problem is, Kid Rock is an AWFUL rapper. Only giving it three stars because Bawitdaba is a MELTER!
Not a bad album. In fact I was surprised how much I liked it. I will listen again. Pretty close to a 4 but ots a little too long so I'll give it a 3 🌟
bem rock n roll
Whilst I like the guitar based music with a rap vocal (works the rhythm for me), I don't like the pimp persona and dumb party bragging content.
soooo... is it rap? is it nu metal? is it cuntry? is it pop? if i was wearing a cowboy hat i would doff it to kid rock and his genre merging abilities. fair enough rap and rock have been bed partners for a long time but mashing cuntry and pop in to it is some going. it has genuinely blown my mind, not necessarily in a good way, but its also not as terrible as i was expecting either. i did a google of his lyrics and he uses soo many words, all of it is basically him saying how he's a trailer park lothario come good, but soo many words. quite impressive for his meth addled brain to remember them all. 'I'm 3ft 9 with a 10ft dick'
The first 2 songs are better than they should be. The rest is... meh
It's a lot of fun to hate on Kid Rock and this record because it's dumb and gimmicky. But while entertaining trash is the prediction, Devil is in fact a solid collection of the sounds of its time and niche. A bit overstuffed, sure: The Eminem feature and surrounding songs scream "Pay attention to me as I do the thing!"; But Ode 2 the Old School is clearly what it says on the tin, the low-point rapping obvious. Rock doesn't end up being as genre-innovative as his image suggests. The grab bag approach to production makes up for that.
Guilty pleasure? Oh yeah.
I quite enjoyed tracks like "I Am The Bulldog" and the title track. But I equally disliked a lot of it as well. It's fusion of genres made strange listening at times.
Nostalgic, trend setting, not my cup of tea, but can appreciate it. 3/5
Pretty fun album. I liked Cowboy Devil without a cause and I got one for ya. Although I get the feeling Kid Rock doesn't like women...
Country-rock-rap? Mærkelig kombination, men kan et eller andet
Some really good stuff on this, but Kid Rock comes across as an arse. And as for the godawful Eminem...
I know of Kid Rock's hits but never really delved into his back catalog. Kid Rock was hitting his stride when I was a "rebellious" youth listening to vulgar music. What he was doing with the country rock/rap fusion was never really done before. Some of it stuck, other things flopped. And a lot of people are quick to throw out all of Kid Rock's music because of his political leanings, unfortunate as they may be. I didn't love everything in this album, but there was quite a bit of nostalgia tied to Bawitdaba, Cowboy, and Only God Knows Why. In some of the music, listening now as an adult, there was some needless vulgarity by times, but I'm not prudish enough to hold that against him. I feel like I can smell the album cover.... Dank weed, wet dog, and econo cigarettes. There were a lot of songs on this record that repeated lyrics such as making note to 100 spoke wheels, hookers, being raised in Detroit, and 40s in the trunk of cars. A lot of people hate on Only God Knows Why because of heavy auto tune usage, but then they turn around and love T-Pain or Kanye West. To me it is a choice that was made, not necessarily out of necessity, but to add a little flair to the song. Favourite songs: Only God Knows Why, Cowboy, Bawitdaba, Devil Without a Cause, I Am The Bullgod, Wasting Time, Fuck Off Least favourite songs : Welcome 2 The Party (Ode 2 the Old School), Where U At Rock 3/5
I'm not going to pretend that this is good or that Kid Rock didn't ruin The Simpsons, but...it's also not as bad as you remember. Best track: Cowboy. I need to take a shower
I used to like this album but he became such a toolbag its hard to enjoy now.
This was a trip. I played this album a lot when no one else was listening. Even when it was new I was a little ashamed to love this album. It doesn't hit me like it used to, but it's still pretty good. The production is tight. I can separate the man from the music. It's certainly dated and tainted, but this was a golden moment in rock and still worth hearing (except Only God Knows Why - I can't tolerate country and auto tune).
Not entirely sure what's going on here with this album. It's like this rock / rap fusion that's I'm not sure about. I can see how this might speak to some people. Oh man, I forgot about JOE-C, what a guy, what a voice. I feel like this is music targeted towards Midwestern people who wanted to listen to rap, but didn't like Eminem (even though he's on a track??).
only listened to a bit. very listenable to
One of the better rap albums I've heard. Although there were some songs I've heard before which were OK, it's not for me.
Meaningless rap music.
Kid Rock is on the same level as Fred Durst for me. The bravado borders more on pathetic, not cool. Fuck kid rock. Still, bullgod alone is worth 1 star, only god and the rest of the album gets one more star.
Some nostalgia exists here but no.
I was ready to listen to something kinda wild, but this was difficult to listen to. Some good parts, and it is interesting as a genre-mixing album, but he brought in all the parts I'm not fond of from each genre it seems
not a big fan, just a weird mix of heavy metal guitar and a vague attempt at rapping as there is no melody at all. not a pain to listen to but close
I thought this would be worse, some parts were enjoyable. First track is in the simpsons. The lyrics are like what my mum thinks all hip hop lyrics sound like
2 star because I enjoyed the riffs. Lyrics on this are terrible.
Devil without a cause Roving Gangster Bonne surprise
First two songs were good, the rest were pretty shit
Je ne suis pas un grand fan des mélanges de genres comme celui que Kid Rock propose. Mais ce dont je suis encore moins fan, ce sont les photos que m'envoyait Ludvig pendant que j'écoutais cet album.
This was a tough and long listen, not gonna lie. But I gotta give the man credit he had a couple classics I totally forgot about. BowDiddyWowDeBangDeBangDiggyDiggy!
Meh, generic and tiresome
Nu metal? Or just Rap with rock backdrop? Eitehr way, a few fun tracks, but it got tired pretty quickly. And Only God Knows Why is awful auto tuned drivel
the music part is a lot more interesting than a lot of rap music, but still... why?
At first I sort of got along with the music, but eventually all the profanities and the demeaning language put me off
The background music is alright - rap-rock is always good for a head nod - but the lyrics are trash. I get it. You are a redneck pimp. That doesn't need 70 minutes of exposition.
Knew this album when it came out. It hasn't aged well, but is still enjoyable. Half the songs are good, the other half are pretty bad.
Still a terrible human. Well mixed I guess.
Guð minn góður, þetta er 71 mínúta að lengd. Skellti í private session á Spotify af þessu tilefni. Hrikalegur maður á allan hátt, en ekki eins mikill hávaði og ég reiknaði með. Ef við tökum gerpið og textana hans úr jöfnunni sleppur þetta sem late 90s eitthvað. Ekki minn tebolli, en ekki eins slæmt og ég átti von á.
Not as bad rap, but still
I went to a kid rock concert in Brixton once. It was a good show. During one song, he rotated around all the instruments taking turns to play them himself. And he had Rockettes in cages dancing. Belongs in a previous era when we mistakenly believed his blend of country rap and metal was a good thing
Who let the rednecks out? Second question, why is this here? Frat boy rock at its worst. Don’t give this guy credit for nu metal/rap rock. That goes to Beasties, FNM RATM
No estuvo mal
Besides nostalgia purposes, this album doesn’t belong on this list.
This album would be 100 times better if it wasn't for the arsehole singing
Absolute trash. The only saving grace is the organ every so often. Most of the tracks I couldn't even get through. This is a few hours after the listen: This album pisses me off. Its whiny. Its boring. The cadence in the lyrics isnt even interesting. I take back what I said about the organ. Its a bummer this record has suck a funky instrument
Wel prima maar de vibe is iets wat cringe
A combination of some of the worst elements of rock and rap. Most of the lyrics are pretty cringe. On the plus side production value was pretty good. Some good guitar tones too.
A little surprised. Better than I thought. But won´t go over 2 stars. You had to treat Pam better ;)
I was tempted to not even listen to this, but it actually wasn't terrible. Some Rage Against The Machine Vibes on a couple of the songs. Glad I listened to it, but that's enough Kid Rock for me. Not sure why it's deemed worthy on being on this list.
I used to like a few Kid Rock songs as a kid, I couldn't finish this though.
Weird and not very good.
Gets a 2 for Bawitdaba bringing me back to old wrestling promos. The rest....nah.
A very generous 2 star rating. That was ass
Country and cringe rap fusion. Not my cup of tea.
It's tough to balance the nostalgia I have for this album with the general disdain I have for present-day Kid Rock. But - objectively - this album did not age well. When the biggest boast on your rap album is that you now have that "fuckin' Matchbox 20 money" - you may not be as bad ass as you thought you were. Most of the album is still "fun" to listen to, but not as much as it used to be. It's full of old (bad) hip-hop cliches and tropes. He reuses rhymes. Each song is the same 2-bar guitar riff repeated for five minutes.
I am getting wafts of Rage Against The Machine, I am getting very mild background notes of NWA, I am getting a strong scent of Insane Clown Posse, I am getting a lot of toothless Southern rock loving trailer park hick oder and I am getting an overwhelming stench of cheese and horseshit. The last couple of years of the '90s really were a wasteland for popular culture.
Some of this actually Bangs, but you need to be on the same wavelength as KR. And Im not
6/29/2022 - ALBUM #153 https://open.spotify.com/album/7nFlAxnXMrQRpM1R80pKQm?si=zxgztEEiTS6K97Nb_3-3tQ Today's Album: "Devil Without A Cause" by Kid Rock - This was one that I was expecting to dislike going in, and although there were a few decent moments, I just couldn't get out of my mind the entire time how much I dislike the entire aesthetic of this artist. Essentially, it's a white guy rapping about how cool he is and occasionally like how he's better than black rappers, while simultaneously directly ripping off the style of black rappers that were doing this style and better at the beginning of the decade. By the time this came out in 1998, Dr. Dre's The Chronic had been out for 6 years and that album at least had production that didn't sound like hicky garbage. I think the opening track is kind of fun cause I've always heard the main chorus in memes, but the metal instrumental gets so grating by the end of it. The track Cowboy is half saved by it's decent beat, but it's sort of the only decent one for the entire track list and there are so many lines on this track that make me upset it only barely squeaks into a 7.5. The ballad track Only God Knows Why has probably the #1 worst autotuned effect on the vocals I have ever heard. It is so bad that it makes me angry this song has almost 50 million plays on Spotify. The rest of the tracks I haven't mentioned yet are all pretty much carbon copies of each other, with a really shitty and aggressive beat that's poorly mixed being poorly rapped over by the whitest trailer trash you can probably imagine. Overall, there may be one or two ideas on here that might have inspired someone great to do something better because it truly is a unique work, but it is so insufferable as an album that I earnestly had to take a break from these reviews after giving this one a full listen for fear of having to give it a follow up review. Give this one a listen if you're a trashy person bc you'll probably dig it, or if not then just give the first two tracks a listen and leave the rest because it's really not worth it. Highlights: Cowboy Score: 3.5/10 Terrible white rock-rap
It’s like if Trump was a musician instead of whatever he is.
Some good tunes and backing tracks, but the braggadocio and slackness of Kid Rock are pretty tiresome
I'll admit to knowing absolutely nothing - zero, nada, zip - about Kid Rock. When putting this album on, I thought to myself that it was a harder-edge, rappier pastiche of a Beck album. Odelay for aggressive ex-High School American Footballists who, no longer bound by sportsism, are now free to snort coke from the tits of girls who are anything but ex highschoolers. It does not bear continued listening. The point was made in the first couple of tracks and as it progresses, it becomes increasingly clear that Kid Rock is not a good performer. I tire of it. Won't be finishing.
For some reason I thought I was special and would enjoy this. It is pretty shit. Like 71 minutes of WWE entrance music. I do like some of the bass though.
Not good. One star extra for surprise Slim Shady
definitely bad, but not as bad as i thought it would be.
nicht so bad wie erwartet, aber started out way stronger als es dann tatsächlich war.
If Poochie with tourettes made an album. If you have ears you shouldn't waste your time. The inclusion of this album in the list must've been a joke. Best tracks: Batwitdaba, Cowboy, Devil Without a Cause
2/10. This album sucks lmao and fuck Kid Rock
This is the suck
Fuck Kid Rock. 0 stars if I could.
I'm surprised this is on this list. It could only be considered good by those who think "walk this way" was the top achievement in hiphop. It was irrelevant when it came out and is more so now
It was all right and a bit amusing but it is an album I'd never download or listen to again, he's cool though.. the hair, the swagger but the tunes did not really inspire me.
Came into this with the absolute lowest expectations and was not disappointed. I have absolutely no clue how this sold so many units, even if it was released in the late 90s. Fucking terrible beats and even worse rapping
No idea why this is on the list
God this was bad. Some albums are boring, this one is just offensively shit. Couldn't make it past the first 3 tracks
Not sure why this was under heavy metal/hard rock. Not really my thing, not really into the sound or the lyrics
0.8 - The soundtrack to Trump's American Idiocracy - angry, dim, "deplorable." Busting with swagger and confidence backed with the intellectual heft of a book of word searches. The only positive thing I can say about this utter dreck is that at least "Only God Knows Why" shows one rare moment of humanity, though even this song is bloated and sounds ham-fisted with its auto-tuned vocals. The rest is just trash rap rhymes, reminiscent of the weakest old school hip hop but without any of the joy.
Can definitely die happily without ever having listened to this shite.
Trash. Cowboy is cool. That's about it. Only reason it gets a 1 is because I can't give it a zero
Ääe det var inte bra. En mix av rap och metal blandat med lite country. Ingen överraskning att det låter spretigt och är all over the place. För många dåliga genres och stilar som verkligen inte ska behöva mixas. Rappen är inte heller bra, mest cringe. Eller vad sägs om dessa rader från Welcome 2 the Party: "Cause I'm a player that you love to hate Got your girl suckin' dick on video tape I like pussy, suckin' on titties Fucked a lot of different bitches from a bunch of different cities" Inte ens en Eminemfeature i Fuck Off kan rädda albumet. För dåligt. I like pussy, suckin' on titties. Bästa låt: Bawitdaba, ändå en taggad öppningslåt. Och den får mig att tänka på Cobrastyle.
What the fuck is this shit doing on here
Why is this on this list
Life's too short for this foolishness. Next.
Turdiest turd of all the turds I've listened. Even with autotune!
Ponad trzysta pickow a lista i tak potrafi zaskoczyc czyms takim jak devil without a cause pana Kid Rocka, po samej okladce z nadzieja sadzielem, ze zaserwowany zostal mi jakis murzynski rapers, a dostalem redneckowego kowboja, ktory bawi sie w bycie murzynem, po okladce sadzielem, ze naprawde jest on czarny, bo ilu bialych ludzi chodzi w dlugich dredach, na ponad 70 minutach materialu pan Kid Rock serwuje tluste bary przeplatane gitarkowymi brzmieniami rocka czy nawet metalu, tylko zeby przejsc do country i jego niebieskiej strony, nie obylo sie takze tego czego kocurki lubia najbardziej, a zatem synthy instrumentalne jak i pomagajace nadac magicznych brzmien wokalom pana spiewaka rapera gitarkowego syntezysty bonjowego grajka Kida, misz masz stylow, ktory pomogla przyrzadzic banda twisted brown trucker, adekwatna nazwa jak na zespol backujacy, oraz kilku muzykow sesyjnych, ale jednak najgorsza czescia albumu jest sama persona jaka kreuje Rock, czyli wspomnianego redneckowego pimpa gangstera ruchacza oddanego rodzinie i znajomym bedacego samemu sobie bogiem a jednoczesnie pokornym sluga pana niebieskiego zyjacego na spokojnie uprawiajac swoje namietnosci i skazy zapomnialbym dodac ze bialego, samym opowiadaniem jaka jest ta albumowa persona moza podsumowac kontent liryczny, bo najprosciej jest to album Kida Rocka o Kidzie Rocku, dawno nie czulem sie tak zbambuzlowany jak po tym odsluchu, zrabowany na 70 minut przez jednorekiego bandyte w kapeluszu i przebraniu murzyna, a pan nadal tworzy i splodzil 11 albumow studyjnych, przy czym dzisiejszy diabel jest czwartym w kolejnosci, na dodam na rapowa plejke tytulowy traczek zeby miec jakas pamiatke po tej plycie, ktora mozna straszyc biedne murzyniatka jak bialy czlowiek moze zrabowac kulture innych ludow i sprzedac ja targetowi ktory nienawidzi orginalnego posiadacza tej kultury
oof. Reminds me of the jocks listening to this in the change room before a game. I can't be objective enough to evaluate the production quality or musicality.
I somehow became whiter after listening to this. Humanity still owes the universe karmically for allowing this album to happen. It's a debt we'll never be able to pay.
US College White Bro-Rock Let's just call it 'Brock' as it's mainly listened to by Frat Bros called Brock. It was called 'trailer trash triumph'. The only question I have is - why would you do this to me?
This album left me embarrased for everyone. Let's never speak of it again.
Came in with extremely low expectations which it seemingly surpassed. Then I realised that pretty much everything good about this album had been pillaged from the greats of 80's hip-hop - you can hear Doug E Fresh, NWA, etc. all loud and clear. So, plagiarism combined with a level of misogyny that would make Ice Cube wince.
an utter phony with his clunky hip hop / classic rock mashup
I just can’t …
This was already terrible in 1998 and, even then, it managed to age poorly. It has some mildly interesting rap metal and country rap moments, but nothing done better before or after. It's just an album that fans of those genres might think about listening after everything else those crossover styles have to offer, and even so, maybe it's better to listening to something else when you reach that level of rock botton.
Nope. Just nope. Incredibly cringeworthy.
This was pretty much exactly as terrible as I would have guessed.
I don't like his style. Could save some songs but generally it's too hard for my ears. Couldn't finish the album.