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Devil Without A Cause

Kid Rock

1998

Devil Without A Cause
Album Summary

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.

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2.14

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Genres
Metal

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Wed Feb 16 2022
1

Music for incels to wank furiously by

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Fri Apr 30 2021
1

Where's the zero vote option? Would generally prefer to be deaf than listen to another Kid Rock song

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Fri Jan 01 2021
1

A strong contender for being the worst album ever made. Presumably only exists to help the US armed forces torture people.

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Fri Dec 24 2021
1

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.

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Thu Feb 04 2021
1

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.

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Thu May 27 2021
1

Honestly, this is so bad. It feels like your dad's highschool band reunion.

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Mon Oct 25 2021
1

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.

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Wed Jun 30 2021
1

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.

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Fri Mar 31 2023
2

Rage In Favor Of The Machine.

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Thu Jun 17 2021
1

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.

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Wed Feb 22 2023
1

I heard all of the singles off of this when it came out in 1998 on MTV or the radio, and I'll ask now what I asked then: If you are outside of the demographic where rap-rock/nü-metal was popular (not in the age range to be an aggro-douche at Woodstock 99), what is there to like about this? An artistic persona that's just as contrived as Vanilla Ice without any of the backlash, "old school" rap stylings on Welcome 2 the Party that owe less to Run-DMC's King of Rock than to some middle-aged white doofus dropping "My name is Steve and I'm here to say...". This is as credible as an unfunny rapping grandma sketch that you'd find from a bad improv group in Des Moines. The language or misogyny on this aren't the main offenders for me - instead this album just feels contrived and cynical and lazy. To those who claim that this album is good or important because it blends metal and hip hop and country, who cares? I can mash rockabilly, Tuvan throat singing, and Portuguese fado together, and that doesn't result in anything good simply because nobody's blended those genres together. And the lasting influence of this album is pretty much limited to bro-country artists who learned that cynically adopting a faux-redneck persona and singing about eating riblets at Applebee's and drinking cheap beer in a field (you know, "simple pleasures" that these musicians wouldn't be caught anywhere near) will move a few units. On the plus side, the guitars on the track Devil Without a Cause are pretty cool.

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Sat Aug 27 2022
5

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.

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Fri May 21 2021
1

Horrific pile of horrendous bollox

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Thu Jul 01 2021
3

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.

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Thu Nov 05 2020
1

Low rent rapping. This really is an embarrassing Effort

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Fri Jul 09 2021
1

Most of his tracks sounds like shitty Rage Against the Machine spoofs.

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Thu Feb 10 2022
1

I can't believe I just made myself listen to 70 minutes of Kid Rock.

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Fri Mar 05 2021
5

Haters gonna hate. Sure, he's a fake and a piece of shit, but this is a great record.

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Thu Jan 21 2021
4

This album has no right to be as good as it is.

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Wed Jun 23 2021
2

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.

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Fri Apr 30 2021
1

Total embarrassment. What a bellend. 0 stars.

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Fri Jun 04 2021
1

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

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Sun Apr 23 2023
1

So the day has finally come... First of all: there is nothing revolutionary about his fusion of genres. Nothing. All been done before (and better) by others. I don't understand how that's supposed to be some kind of defense for this. I find the whole bloated thing embarrassing on every level, and I'm simply baffled how he got major label backing, let alone how successful it was.

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Mon Oct 04 2021
4

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. :)

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Wed Apr 20 2022
3

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.

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Wed May 26 2021
1

Crap Metal, Country Crap, Crap Rock. He mixed a variety of genres and the album still manages to sound boring. 1 ⭐ for Eminem.

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Thu Jun 16 2022
1

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?

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Fri May 05 2023
1

This album is shite and Kid Rock is a cunt. Highlight: Bawtidaba

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Thu Jun 16 2022
5

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.

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Thu Feb 11 2021
4

I fuck with this way more than I thought I would or wanted to.

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Fri Jun 18 2021
3

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.

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Mon Feb 08 2021
2

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.

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Wed May 26 2021
1

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

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Wed May 19 2021
1

I listens to 2.5 songs. I just can’t...

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Wed Feb 16 2022
1

This album left me embarrased for everyone. Let's never speak of it again.

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Wed Apr 20 2022
1

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.

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Wed Apr 20 2022
1

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.

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Thu Dec 22 2022
1

Arguably the worst album on the list. I've spent a lot of time questioning the legitimacy of this list based on some of the inclusions, omissions, and the general approach to updating the list, but this album goes beyond pretty much every other questionable choice to such a degree that it feels like self-parody. The cultural impact of this album is only negative.

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Sun Feb 12 2023
1

I’ll admit I went into this totally biased, but it’s not AS bad as I assumed it would be, as someone who had never heard Kid Rock’s music before. Definitely not 1001 albums of all time material, though……… I feel like people often romanticise the 90s but this album made me glad to have not been born yet. Best track: I kinda liked the funky auto tune on Only God Knows Why Worst tracks: Welcome 2 the Party, Fuck Off, Where U At Rock, Bawitdaba, Cowboy, Devil Without A Cause, Roving Gangster, I Got One for Ya’, Somebody’s Gotta Feel This, Black Chick, White Guy/I Am the Bulldog (WHY is this song TWELVE MINUTES LONG????? I thought it was almost OVER). 1 star for…. creativity I guess 👍🏼

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Mon Dec 25 2023
1

Buzzkill for my Christmas Eve

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Wed May 05 2021
5

Amazing, hard rocking songs and powerful vocals

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Fri Jul 02 2021
4

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!

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Tue May 18 2021
4

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.

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Thu May 19 2022
4

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?

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Wed Nov 16 2022
4

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.

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Wed May 26 2021
3

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

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Thu Jun 17 2021
3

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.

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Thu Jul 01 2021
3

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

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Wed Apr 20 2022
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.

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Fri Mar 10 2023
3

Not a bad album. It’s junk food for sure I’m not expecting it to be a life changing listen but it’s hick rock and rap. This album sounds like drinking a 30 rack of natty fishing and shooting BB guns

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Fri Mar 26 2021
2

Cowboy is still a banger but this is way too long and I just can't support a Trumper.

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Fri May 27 2022
2

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.

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Wed Aug 03 2022
2

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"

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Sun Aug 14 2022
2

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.

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Fri Apr 14 2023
2

The lyrical content is complete garbage in my opinion. Feels like something that was written by a person who wants to be cool, but is not. Dre and other artists that have a pretty rough and degrading lyrics at least give me the impression of having some self-distance and doing it in an ironic way, but didn't find any of that here. Every fiber of me wants to give this a 1 star, but if you put the lyrics aside some songs were actually pretty catchy, so it gets a 2 for me. Won't return to this album though for sure.

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Sun Apr 23 2023
2

When I was a tweenager I was really into 3 of these songs. They were "Bawitaba" "Cowboy" and "Only God Knows Why." I am fairly certain I listened to the whole album at the time too, but was uninterested in all of the other tracks - that is still true, and the sheer length of this album makes it all the more excruciating. Honestly I can hear how the first two songs I mentioned influenced my taste in those formative years. The riffs in Bawitaba still sound pretty good to me, but the lyrics are trash, and as this sound repeats over the course of the album it sounds like a pale imitation of Rage Against the Machine, without the innovative guitar work and actual purpose. What I still like about Cowboy (when I ignore the lyrics) is that it truly does combine country, rap and rock in a way that is convincing and enjoyable. The changes in the song make it a fun musical journey. In the end, "Only God Knows Why" is the one that I can most enjoy still. The use of autotune is actually pretty interesting, and the more introspective lyrics are a welcome respite after the continuous flogging in all the other tracks. "Black Chick / White Guy" is almost unbearable, as if it's one last attempt to test your patience if by some miracle you haven't yet given up. In summary, a terrible album with a few songs that I have memories with but no longer hold up.

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Fri Aug 25 2023
2

How was this simultaneously better and worse than I expected? I had a LOT of thoughts going through my head before listening to this album because I checked the global stats and saw this one had some...pretty low reviews. I'm a fan of rock, not so much a fan of country (save for a few albums or artists, namely modern Americana/folk or even roots music) or rap (except maybe Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, and the rap-rock stylings of Linkin Park). I do admit I tend to vibe to the samples used in rap, though - lots of unique choices everywhere that can work really well. Combining all three of the above genres, though? It has mixed results. Often times I didn't enjoy the licks/riffs/little musical throwaway bars, like the honky-tonk piano sounding bit around 2:25 of Cowboy. For me, it straddled the line between pleasantly unexpected and overly gimmicky. More often, I didn't think the lyrics were relatable, substantive, or genuine (for someone like Kid Rock). I'm the furthest thing from his intended demographic, as an Asian-American female who is pretty close to being straight-edge and probably considered a prude. But I do still really hate when artists try to sound tougher than they actually are. I did give this album as much of a chance as I could, considering that I don't enjoy Kid Rock's music regularly (for the record - I only have his song "Picture" with Sheryl in my library), and I seriously do not like him as a person. So far, and I'm almost 600 albums through this album generator, I have listened to every album all the way through (although sometimes in 2-3 listening sessions if the album is longer). And so I did that for this album as well. I will admit the musical production and composition were decently pretty solid, other than some of the transitions that could have been cleaned up a bit better, or some little sections that could be removed. I can maybe see myself listening to a version of this album that was just instrumentals if I were doing some repetitive work or studying. But I don't think Kid Rock's vocals are nice, and the lyrics are worse. So...2 stars because it was listenable, even earworm-y at times. The music carried him more than he carried it. Top Tracks (aka the songs that made it to my library!): Bawitdaba (it was honestly catchy), I Am the Bullgod (I can't place my finger on why the guitar works for me but it just does), Wasting Time (don't care for the rapping at this point but I can see myself listening to this at a BBQ and not hating it because the ~ambiance~ just fits and that hook is smooth and inoffensive), Fist of Rage (would listen to while playing an FPS game) Worst Tracks: Only God Knows Why (Does God know why the vocals were processed like this? It ruined the song for me, which might have been fine otherwise, albeit annoyingly preachy and fake in an entirely non-Kid Rock kinda way) & Black Chick, White Guy / I Am the Bullgod (yeah maybe I AM a snowflake because this made me uncomfortable)

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Thu Mar 04 2021
1

Que vrgs hace este pendejo aquí.

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Thu Mar 04 2021
1

Por algo es de los peores calificados en la lista global.

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Thu Feb 11 2021
1

Probably the greatest album that i have had the privildge to indulge myself upon and bath in the kid rock glorry

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Mon Mar 14 2022
1

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.

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Thu Jul 28 2022
1

Felt dirty just cueing this up. Then the first song was better than expected. Then the rest wasn't. 15M people bought this

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Wed Jan 11 2023
1

What a terrible day to have ears

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Fri Mar 10 2023
1

COWBOYYYYYYY Is that a CHILD saying that??????? i do be thinkin about jumbo shrimp a lot, too. I mean im kinda bored by track 4. Its a lot of the same thing with slightly different backtracks. It’s an interesting album for the time, but it’s kinda insufferable. I genuinely do not know why this album is considered one if the best. But i must be honest. I did not finish this album. I stopped at track 8. but can you blame me?

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Sun Apr 23 2023
1

If the album was maybe half the length it could squeak out a 2 for competent catchy hooks, but everything else about the songs including lyrics, melodies, and persona is just garbage. Kid Rock is so try hard to be a bad-ass that it's laughable. He's also a piece of shit. Can't say I've ever listened to any songs beyond Bawitdaba and Cowboy and I listened to the rest of this just cause it's hilarious how dumb it is. I will say if no one has heard a Kid Rock song, it's at least culturally important in the US to hear at least a bit to understand that this is how lots of folks view a life worth living.

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Fri May 05 2023
1

Absolutely dreadful. Who on earth thinks this is an essential album?

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Thu Jun 01 2023
1

This album is a crime. I admit I only listened to the three most popular songs, but they are so terrible I couldn't listen to the rest. It's inclusion on this list makes me question the author's integrity. The rap songs are terrible, the country songs are horrible and the rap-country songs are abhorrent. I'm not saying rap-country doesn't work (Old Town Road is great), but Kid Rock doesn't know how to do either genre. Also, is it just me or is the mixing on these track totally amateur? Even instrument and vocal sounds like they are in a different room.

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Wed Jul 12 2023
1

God I hate this garbage. Shitty rap rock. And too long like so much 90s crap. Doesn't help he is a Trump supporter.

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Thu Jul 20 2023
1

I'm about to wrap up this album and it has some good guitar parts despite the annoying vocals, so I'll give it a two, unless Kid Rock drops a completely unwarranted n-word on a track built solely on harmful racial stereotypes in a weird thematic left-turn for an album that already has a lot of dicey moments. Seems kinda unlikely though

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Fri Oct 06 2023
1

I listened to (a bit of) this on YouTube on an incognito tab because the thought of someone seeing it in my Spotify or internet history was too embarrassing

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Fri Oct 06 2023
1

I tried, I really did. Sickened by the sight of this absolute melt of a man, I huffed and puffed and put it on Spotify before getting into my morning shower. Quickly, I found myself outside my house on the porch, sat in a rocking chair and asking Cleetus to "beer me", before exploding the can he'd gently throw over to me on my forehead and downing the entire thing. Soon after, a neighbourhood racoon scuttled by but didn't make it any further than the pellets which came careening out of my shotgun. Of course, none of this really happened but it is fair more enjoyable to type that than it was to listen to the first three songs of this tripe, which is where my journey ended. A shitey shite shitebag.

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Thu Nov 09 2023
1

A product of the times, hasn’t aged well. He’s a rich kid from Michigan cosplaying as working class redneck trailer trash. That last track is some real red pill, incel MGTOW garbage. Though not on this album, it has forever annoyed me that he rhymes “things” with “things” on All Summer Long. He sucks.

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Thu Nov 23 2023
1

I was honestly going to give this a 2 but the samey-sounding songs do nothing to justify the hour plus runtime. Maybe if the album was cut if half. “But this was one of the first country-rap albums ever! He pioneered the genre!” What a terrible genre

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Wed Nov 29 2023
1

Why is this listed under metal?

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Thu Nov 30 2023
1

This must only be on here because it had a lot of sales. There's no value.

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Wed Jun 23 2021
5

True childhood classic - saw Rock perform most of this record live back in 02.

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Wed Feb 02 2022
5

this was my all time fav album in 1998 (8th grade) shit was pure fire

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Fri Oct 07 2022
5

Really cool, this was a nice surprise !

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Thu Oct 12 2023
5

I forgot how much I liked that album. Was singing along the whole time

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