Kid Kruschev

Sleigh Bells - Kid Kruschev
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
User Score
Based on 51 ratings
2017 Ratings: #536
November 10, 2017 / Release Date
EP / Format
Torn Clean / Label
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The Skinny

Kid Kruschev sees Sleigh Bells strike a delicate balance, branching into new creative waters whilst staying true to the musical formula which first garnered them attention.

The 405

It may be a slight statement, but it does more to rejuvenate them than their last full-length in half the time. At just over 20 minutes, there's no room for excess.

Northern Transmissions

While Alexis Krauss’ vocals are a fun standout of the record, the album is so consistently jumping somewhere new that they’re hard to remember for long.

Drowned in Sound

As a 'mini-album', Kid Kruschev contains all the bubblegum pyrotechnics that Sleigh Bells perfected last year ... In the process, Krauss and Miller evoke plenty of the tricks and weaponry that made Jessica Rabbit so explosive.


Their lean new mini-album has more thematic cohesion than their previous releases and also a surprising tenderness.

Slant Magazine

Back in 2010, one could have uncharitably called them a hard-rock band for those who don’t want to admit they like hard rock. Now, they’ve unquestionably moved beyond that label but have lost some of their identity in the process.

The Line of Best Fit

Kid Kruschev feels like a panic of premature ideas jumbled together, resulting in a trying listen.

Hardcore Ellie Goulding.
This short 7 track LP by Sleigh Bells shows a huge improvement on their new sound presented on their 2016 album Jessica Rabbit. The vocal melodies are stickier and more memorable, and the production is fucking on POINT here. I'm really excited to see what the Sleigh Bells have in store for us next. Cuz this shit BANGS man this is what im talking about SLEIGH BELLS FOREVERRRRR YEEAHAHHAHAHAHAHH

Best songs: Blue Trash Mattress Fire, Favorite Transgressions, Rainmaker, Show Me the Door, And ... read more
It’s been at least five years since Sleigh Bells have been cool, and they’re almost unrecognizable since their treats/buzz band heyday. But to their credit, they’ve at least tried to break out of that buzz band shell that could have led to significant diminishing returns; it’s just that many of the experiments haven’t worked. Last year’s “Jessica Rabbit” had some decent ideas that were partially squandered on the album. Despite its slight ... read more
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Track List

  1. Blue Trash Mattress Fire
  2. Favorite Transgressions
  3. Rainmaker
  4. Panic Drills
  5. Show Me the Door
  6. Florida Thunderstorm
  7. And Saints
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Added on: October 15, 2017