Kid Krow

Conan Gray - Kid Krow
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 489 ratings
2020 Ratings: #678
Liked by 28 people
March 20, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Republic / Label
Pop Rock / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
AllMusic

Even at Gray's most yearning and emotionally wrought moments, he's got the charisma to get you singing along.

80
Dork

Unlike so many, our Conan doesn’t just walk the stats-based walk. He delivers the goods too.

70
DIY

A collection of catchy choruses, big harmonies and lyrics straight out of a high school drama.

Doublez
68
Conan Gray shows that it's sometimes possible not to be too generic by bringing a soul and a few subtleties to make an ultra-pop album within the limits of the reasonable.

Let's be honest, Kid Krow remains an album like I've heard thousands of others. It's in the spirit of the times, but without any innovation, and there's this predictable side to it. All the tracks (except the interludes) can become a potential single. However, Conan Gray exudes this positive energy and I find that he has ... read more
Dombot
73
I didn't expect to enjoy ANY of this, considering how much I absolutely despise this new wave of zoomer indie pop coming from artists like Lauv and Bazzi. Most of it feels so lifeless, with lyrics touching on nothing but broken hearts, drugs, and being #sad and instruments so basic you could mistake them for twenty different songs from fifteen different artists. This however... this feels like effort was put into it, and the result is very rewarding. Catchy as all hell, amazing vocal work from ... read more
marvelgaryen
86
Really thought this was going to be some tumblr forced shit, but it's actually pretty nice, I like every song in this, maybe the interludes weren't necessary but still a great debut! He has potential.
Case
65
I had never heard Conan Gray before, but I expected this to be a generic pop album. And while it basically is, it’s pretty decent.

Kid Krow is an album you’ve likely heard before 200 times, as nothing on here is very special or unique. It’s your standard album in this lane, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. There are a lot of catchy tracks on here, and while the songwriting isn’t great and can be very corny, it’s solid most of the time. There’s ... read more
currentjoyys
71
FAVORITE TRACK: Fight or Flight

LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: Little League

Conan Gray? More like.....

Conan Gay.

It takes so much.to produce a smile these days

I'm very surprised to like this as much as I do. I really did not like any of Gray's past work minus the song Crush Culture so I just kinda skipped this album when it came out. Now coming to it, I'm surprised to hear how mature this album is compared to Sunset Season. Although not always the most subtle, Kid Krow is a well-produced and ... read more
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#18/Dork
#32/The Forty-Five
#47/Billboard

Track List

  1. Comfort Crowd
  2. Wish You Were Sober
  3. Maniac
  4. (Online Love)
  5. Checkmate
  6. The Cut That Always Bleeds
  7. Fight or Flight
  8. Affluenza
  9. (Can We Be Friends?)
  10. Heather
  11. Little League
  12. The Story
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Added on: January 9, 2020