Rebel Soul (Kid Rock album)

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Rebel Soul
Kid-rock-rebel-soul-album-cover.jpg
Studio album by Kid Rock
Released November 19, 2012 (2012-11-19)
Recorded August–October 2012
Genre
Length 65:30
Label Atlantic
Producer Kid Rock
Kid Rock chronology
Born Free
(2010)Born Free2010
Rebel Soul
(2012)
First Kiss
(2015)First Kiss2015

Rebel Soul is Kid Rock's ninth studio album and final studio album with Atlantic Records. The album was released on November 19, 2012. Kid Rock is the producer on the album and the Twisted Brown Truckers return after Rick Rubin placed in an all-star band for 2010's Born Free.[4] "Redneck Paradise" was written by The Young Brothers in 2007; they sent it to Kid Rock's representatives hoping he would use the song.[5]

The album was described as a mixture of Southern rock, soul, blues, gospel and Motown Sound.[1]

It has sold 592,000 copies in the US as of February 2015.[6]

During NASCAR's 2012 Race To The Chase, Kid Rock introed to the last 10 races with an array of songs of the album including "Let's Ride", "Rebel Soul,"The Mirror", "Celebrate" and "Mr. Rock N Roll". "Let's Ride" was used as one of the official theme songs to WWE's 2012 Tribute to the Troops event, while "Celebrate" is the official theme song to WrestleMania XXX.[7] "Let's Ride" was also used in the 2014 film, Into The Storm.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 67/100[8]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[3]
Rock Hard (de) 7/10[1]

The album has received a rating of 67 out of 100 on the ratings website Metacritic.[8]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Chickens in the Pen" 4:49
2. "Let's Ride" 4:50
3. "3 CATT Boogie" 4:24
4. "Detroit, Michigan" 3:56
5. "Rebel Soul" 4:02
6. "God Save Rock n Roll" 5:21
7. "Happy New Year" 3:34
8. "Celebrate" 4:01
9. "The Mirror" 4:46
10. "Mr. Rock n Roll" 6:37
11. "Cucci Galore" 4:25
12. "Redneck Paradise" 5:12
13. "Cocaine and Gin" 4:15
14. "Midnight Ferry" 5:18
Total length: 65:30

Personnel[edit]

  • Kid Rock – vocals, guitar, piano, keys, organ, drums, percussion, slide guitar, bass, mellotron
  • Marlon Young – electric guitar, slide guitar, rhythm guitar
  • Jason Krause – guitar
  • Blake Mills – guitar
  • Aaron Julison – bass
  • Jimmie Bones – piano, organ, keyboard
  • Stephanie Eulinberg – drums, percussion
  • Jessica Wagner – background vocals
  • Herschel C Boone – background vocals
  • Paul Franklin – fiddle
  • Dan Dugmore – banjo
  • Aubrey Freed – violin

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kupfer, Thomas. "Rock Hard review". issue 308. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Allmusic review". Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Hunter, James (2012-11-20). "Rebel Soul review". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-11-23. 
  4. ^ Maloy, Sarah (September 24, 2012). "Kid Rock's 'Rebel Soul' Album Drops Nov. 19". http://www.billboard.com. Retrieved October 24, 2012.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ "Website Disabled". Archived from the original on October 15, 2014. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on February 11, 2015. 
  7. ^ "CM Punk Updates, WrestleMania XXX Theme Song, WrestleMania DVD & Blu-ray News". Wrestling Inc.com. February 2, 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "Rebel Soul review". Metacritic. Retrieved 2012-11-23. 

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