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Album Review

On his sophomore effort, Uncle Kracker (born Matthew Shafer) steps out from behind Kid Rock's turntable to prove he's a viable artist on his own. The album No Stranger to Shame is a collection of willowy jangle rock with Motown and rap influences thrown in. It kicks off with the Motown feel of "I Do" and continues through a journey of country on "Letter to My Daughters" and funky rap on "Keep It Comin'." No Stranger to Shame is vastly different from his rap-riddled debut, Double Wide. His full-time employer, Kid Rock, is only credited as executive producer, unlike Double Wide, on which the rap-rocker made multiple appearances. Uncle Kracker proves he can sing throughout No Stranger to Shame. His takes on "Drift Away," a duet with Dobie Gray, and "Baby Don't Cry" showcase Uncle Kracker's blues sensibility. No Stranger to Shame should keep radio busy for quite some time — most of the songs remain in the listener's mind long after the CD ends.

Customer Reviews

You want a great CD? You got it!

Wow, I finally found the song I have been looking for forever. "Drift Away". Now I know this is not the only good song on the CD, because they are all good, but this song is well done by Uncle Kracker. If you want real classic rock songs, this CD is a must have!


These songs r AWSOME!! My personal faves r In a Little While, Drift away, & Follow Me!!! I HIGHLY recomend them!! But the other ones r good 2!!


OMG! this is totaly killer! you'll live it! Drift Away is the best in my opinon. Yet, ALL the songs are sweet! Plz buy!


Born: June 6, 1974 in Mount Clemens, MI

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

After serving as DJ for his hometown chum Kid Rock, Uncle Kracker (born Matthew Shafer) stepped out from behind the turntables to release his debut solo album, Double Wide, in 2001. Uncle Kracker had performed alongside Rock since 1994, and both favored a combination of funky, post-grunge rock with a hip-hop aesthetic. Double Wide also sported a polished pop single entitled "Follow Me," and the album went double platinum on the strength of that Top 10 hit. Kid Rock and Uncle Kracker were practically...
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