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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the British R&B singer-songwriter features contributions from Dizzee Rascal, Amanda Ghost, and Tom Misch.
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
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  1. Jun 8, 2018
    94
    It’s a real album, with an arc and continuity. Lost & Found is one of those rare records that’s adventurous but can also appeal to that aunt or sister-in-law or Grammy voter who finds a new artist they like every 15 years.
  2. Jun 8, 2018
    90
    With classically trained vocals, storytelling swagger and a knack for melodic invention, Lost & Found serves as both introduction and foundation. The debut offering is laden with contradictions: feels safe yet edgy, simple yet complex, ambitious yet relaxed.
  3. Jun 8, 2018
    80
    While Lost & Found doesn’t feel like Jorja Smith’s magnum opus, it’s a brilliant first draft.
  4. Q Magazine
    Jun 8, 2018
    80
    Massiveness should be assured. [Summer 2018, p.114]
  5. Jul 17, 2018
    80
    A powerful tool for repairing a broken heart and indicative of an even brighter future, Lost & Found is satisfying and promising at once.
  6. Jun 21, 2018
    70
    Smith curated these tracks to showcase her insecurities to fans that will relate to the transparency of her work. Lost & Found is a strong foundation for the up-and-coming Smith and her R&B fused experiences. The gushing warmth of her emotion resonates into a digestible, easy listening album.
  7. Smith’s made the grade on this serviceable first record Lost & Found, and the path to her becoming Britain’s next global export is looking pretty clear. If only it was made to feel less of a drag.

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  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
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  1. Jun 9, 2018
    10
    I started listening to Jorja earlier this year and I was instantly hooked, so I was ecstatic when she announced that she'd be dropping herI started listening to Jorja earlier this year and I was instantly hooked, so I was ecstatic when she announced that she'd be dropping her album real soon. I have to admit that I was a bit worried at first that the album might be disappointing, but I was captivated from the very first song. While there are a few songs on the album that have been previously released, they perfectly fit the feel of the album and feel fresh again. Definitely can't wait to see what Jorja's gonna to give us next. Expand
  2. Jun 12, 2018
    10
    ____ The first impression of the album: here it is - real Music, that hits right into the heart! In the best traditions of R & B and soul____ The first impression of the album: here it is - real Music, that hits right into the heart! In the best traditions of R & B and soul music. It spreads like a balm around the body, envelops and evokes a variety of emotions: from warm sadness and languid tranquility to unrestrained love throughout the body. It makes you feel, experience and sway in the rhythm of rhythm and blues.
    Soulful, sincere and understandable, - "Lost & Found" becomes "native" from the first composition. There is nothing superfluous in it - only high-quality music and Jorja's seductive voice.
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    ____ An excellent musical gift in early summer.
    ____ Thousand hearts!
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  3. Jun 20, 2018
    10
    The talented Jorja, this debut album is so fantastic, deserves grammy
    Her rhythm and soul remember to the great Amy Winehouse and Lauryn Hill
  4. Jun 11, 2018
    8
    The only thing i've listened to Jorja Smith before this was in the Black Panther soundtrack, i thought she was pretty good, but nothing tooThe only thing i've listened to Jorja Smith before this was in the Black Panther soundtrack, i thought she was pretty good, but nothing too extraordinary.

    Well this album completely changed my mind, this is a great project from her, i can't believe this is her first project.

    The raw passion on her voice is too good for what she's talking about not to be heard, she seems to have gone through everything she talks about, the whole album seems to be her life experience.

    The start of the album is powerful and the end is passionate, unfortunately somewhere in the middle it was a confusion of both, the instrumentals seemed a bit sloppy, but nothing too bad

    This album is spectacular and i'd be crazy not to recommend this one

    Favorite Songs: Teenage Fantasy, Blue Lights, Lifeboat, Goodbyes, Don't watch me cry
    Least Favorite Songs: February 3rd, On your own, Wandering romance
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  5. Jun 11, 2018
    8
    Some songs on Lost & Found do sound very similar, but the album's overall concept and vocals are, as always, excellent. Favourite tracks:Some songs on Lost & Found do sound very similar, but the album's overall concept and vocals are, as always, excellent. Favourite tracks: Teenage Fantasy, February 3rd, Blue Lights, Lifeboats (Freestyle) Expand
  6. Jun 30, 2018
    8
    Solid and enjoyable album! To be honest one of the best debut albums i have ever heard !
  7. Jun 21, 2018
    8
    This was a great listen, plenty variation and melodic and I never grew tired of a track throughout the whole thing. I think she could of doneThis was a great listen, plenty variation and melodic and I never grew tired of a track throughout the whole thing. I think she could of done a bit more in terms of experimenting sounds but it was a very solid album. Expand

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