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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 10, 2018
    70
    Crafting a solid set of songs that hold their own among break-out singles is no mean feat, but the Sydney trio have pulled it off--in the main, at least.
  4. 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.
  5. 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]
  6. May 7, 2018
    60
    To be certain, plenty of Lost Friends tracks loudly testify to the charm that earned Middle Kids a record deal in the first place. ... More often, though, Lost Friends lacks the risk of "Edge of Town" and "Never Start." To be certain, though, Middle Kids' natural songwriting talents still rear their heads; isolating any one song on Lost Friends reaps solid rewards.
  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