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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the Los Angeles-based indie pop band originally from Seattle was inspired by both the physical and psychological features of Los Angeles.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
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  1. May 9, 2018
    90
    Floating Features hits the ear and satisfies as much as a California-grown avocado, buttery and smooth.
  2. May 11, 2018
    83
    La Luz’s sound is a lot like a mai tai: Both sweet and strong, it goes down easy before knocking you flat.
  3. May 9, 2018
    80
    An elevated level of bravado is present from the outset on La Luz’s third album, Floating Features.
  4. May 9, 2018
    70
    As warm and plain as this album can be, it beckons you to its imaginary world that is not unlike our own. Its dreams make love and true peace feel like an end goal. Though Floating Features represents it as a road with few bumps, the weight of each riff and word make it a sweltering task in a strange-looking world.
  5. Uncut
    May 11, 2018
    70
    There's an appealing American cynicism lurking beneath their enchanting '60s doo-wop-indebted sound. [Jun 2018, p.30]
  6. May 11, 2018
    70
    This album is smart fun from a band that actually makes something fresh out of the sounds of the past, and as long as La Luz keep doing that, they'll be worth hearing.
  7. Q Magazine
    May 9, 2018
    60
    Yet the band's mastery of mood often comes at the expense of memorability, with the melodies and refrains of individual tracks tending to merge into a single mass of bittersweet malaise. [Jul 2018, p.112]

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  1. Jun 5, 2018
    7
    There's something charming and peppy about their retro flavoured approach to song writing, it took a few listens but 'Floating Features' wonThere's something charming and peppy about their retro flavoured approach to song writing, it took a few listens but 'Floating Features' won me over in the end. Expand