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Rebel Soul - review - Kid Rock

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'REBEL' AT HEART Rock teeter totters between hip-hop and country sounds

Rebel Soul

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Kid Rock
music label:
81111
genre:
Rock

We gave it a B-

Kid Rock shed his backwoods battle-rap style to be a trailer-park troubadour long ago, but his ninth album still finds him rolling a pony keg through the intersection of hip-hop and country. Rock’s vivid narratives elevate ho-hum Seger-isms like ”God Save Rock N Roll.” Rebel Soul lives and dies by his yarn-spinning — when he abandons personal flourishes in favor of toasting to domestic beer and working-class honeys, the record’s charm dissipates like so much smoke at the cliché mill. B-

Best Tracks:
Chickens in the Pen
God Save Rock N Roll

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