By Kyle Anderson
Updated November 20, 2012 at 05:00 AM EST

Rebel Soul

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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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