Kid Rock
First Kiss


4.0
excellent

Review

by PolyrhythmStew USER (10 Reviews)
April 22nd, 2018 | 10 replies


Release Date: 2015 | Tracklist


Kid Rock's retro-country album First Kiss shows the Detroit singer-songwriter's evolution in not only being a straightforward country album for the most part (tackling country-rock on some tracks like "Good Times, Cheap Wine"), but it's his most country-oriented album to date.

There is some new lyrical territory explored in "Jesus and Bocephus", where he examines the positive impact The Good Book and Hank Williams Jr. had on his life, and "Drinking Beer With My Dad" and the title track both explore introspective lyrical themes, reflecting on nostalgia as the singer reminisces about his first love and feeling young again in the title song, and on "Drinking Beer", compares the cold one he shared with his pop to sharing a beer with his own son.

"Johnny Cash" isn't about the country legend, but rather is a love song in which the singer promises to be his loved one's Cash to her June Carter. Elsewhere, there's retreads of some familiar lyrical themes like drinking whiskey and telling your ex to "*** Off And Die".

At 10 tracks and just under 45 minutes, Kid Rock is clearly trying to emulate an old school country album from the 70s. It doesn't break any new ground, but it does showcase some damn entertaining songs, and if you like Kid Rock's country side or country music in general (and a little bit of heartland rock, like the Seger-esque title track), you will have a good time with this album.



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neekafat
Contributing Reviewer
April 22nd 2018


16739 Comments


No matter how hard you try you'll never beat the other review on here

kintups55
April 22nd 2018


223 Comments


Pretty short review compared to your other stuff, not gonna lie, kind of been looking forward to seeing what you write about each of these albums.

RippingCorpse1986
April 22nd 2018


3226 Comments


Tx man for bringing this quality material to our attention.

Jasdevi087
April 22nd 2018


5644 Comments


i got ranchers in the streets

WeepinnWillow
April 22nd 2018


750 Comments


How long must we suffer

RosaParks
April 22nd 2018


579 Comments


nope

William21
April 22nd 2018


466 Comments


How long must we suffer [2]

Cosmopath
April 22nd 2018


34 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

only one more album to go people

RippingCorpse1986
April 22nd 2018


3226 Comments


He hasn't reviewed all Kid Rock albums yet, tho.

BigHans
July 23rd 2018


30276 Comments


FOAD is one of the best songs ever written.



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