KID ROCK Cocky (Atlantic/Warner) Rating: NNN
It's possible that Kid Rock might not be as dumb as he looks. Along with the expected bragging about his money, record sales and sexual prowess and in addition to swapping explicit rhymes with Snoop Dogg, Cocky reveals that our Kid has figured out his American badass pose won't keep him in Playboy models forever. So he's preparing for rock 'n' roll retirement by padding the album with David Allan Coe-inspired outlaw country ballads. The duet with Sheryl Crow on Picture is the best bit of songwriting he's come up with yet. Can a session with Waylon and Willie be far off?