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  • Artist(s): Hannah Joy, Harry Day, Tim Fitz
  • Summary: This is the debut full-length release for the Australian indie pop trio of Hannah Joy, Tim Fitz (who also produced) and Harry Day.
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  1. 85
    Lost Friends is an essential first listen that is never too afraid of a huge chorus or a touch of slow burning intensity. Indebted only to themselves, expect great things from Middle Kids.
  2. Lost Friends is a set of pile-driving anthems that demands your undivided attention.
  3. May 7, 2018
    70
    In the end, Lost Friends is a shape-shifting, intimate, and reflective body of work.
  4. Jul 17, 2018
    70
    While Middle Kids showed plenty of promise on their 2017 debut EP, Lost Friends is where they show they can make a proper album and actually improve on their bag of musical tricks, and it's a strong and engaging work.
  5. May 7, 2018
    68
    While Lost Friends’ slow-building ascents and soaring choruses function as necessary release valves for the unrest bubbling up from Joy’s lyrics, over the course of 12 tracks, a certain identikit quality takes hold.
  6. Q Magazine
    May 8, 2018
    60
    While these 12 tracks occasionally meld into one [an]other a little too easily, there are many moments of promise. [Jul 2018, p.111]
  7. May 8, 2018
    50
    There’s this frustrating sheen over everything--likely from Fitz and Joy’s formal training--which makes the violins too syrupy to be sweet, the steel guitar too rustic to be real. By the same token, Joy’s lyrics also lack any lived-in landmarks.

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  1. May 12, 2018
    9
    Following what was one of the most successful EPs of 2017, Middle Kids release their debut album that has all the makings for a new, yetFollowing what was one of the most successful EPs of 2017, Middle Kids release their debut album that has all the makings for a new, yet familiar, indie record. Expand