Rock N Roll Jesus
Label: Top Dog/Atlantic
Released in 2007 to universal critical and popular acclaim, Rock N Roll Jesus is Rock's second attempt at modern redneck classic rock revisionism (Kid Rock being the first), and once again he's clearly been listening to more Hank Williams Jr. and Lynyrd Skynyrd than Wu Tang Clan. "All Summer Long" mashes up Warren Zevon, Bob Seger and the aforementioned Floridian boogie masters with almost scholarly reverence, and "Amen" and "When U Love Someone" are both just as good as any Black Crowes song. "So Hott" brings back the days of "Bawitdaba."