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Lost Friends

Middle Kids

Lost Friends

Debut full-length release from the Sydney indie rock trio

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  1. 8.0 |   Earbuddy

    After an awesome EP, Middle Kids make an awesome debut LP
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  2. 8.0 |   NME

    The road is where this album belongs. Its 12 tracks of pummelling, uncompromising indie-rock are perfect for long drives in the boiling summer or night-time journeys in the city
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  3. 7.0 |   The Music

    Like a warm hug from an old friend, something you didn't know you needed until it fills your soul and now you can't let go
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  4. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    This is an assured first full-length from a band that have already carved out a striking sonic identity; the more impressionistic moments, though, suggest they still have plenty of untapped potential
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  5. 7.0 |   The 405

    With its 12 tracks swerving through delicate gusts of unalloyed indie rock, lamenting piano ballads, and rock anthems intended to incite arena-sized sing-alongs, Middle Kids knock it out of the park on just their first at bat
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  6. 7.0 |   Clash

    A sharp, focussed affair shot through with rousing hooks
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  7. 6.8 |   Pitchfork

    The Australian trio’s debut album deals in radiant, anthemic indie rock, balancing doubt-ridden lyrics with clear-eyed execution
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  8. 6.0 |   Q

    Promising, if a little one-paced. Print edition only

  9. 6.0 |   Under The Radar

    Middle Kids' spark is certainly present throughout Lost Friends, but it can take a blade as sharp as the tempo changes on "Edge of Town" or the upsurge that marks the chorus of "Never Start" to find it
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  10. 6.0 |   DIY

    As far as debuts go, the Sydney trio have made a solid first step here. They’ve got half the job worked out in spades. Now, they just need to work on making it memorable
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  11. 5.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Unless Joy and the gang can claim a new identity outside the radio-friendly format, they’d best prepare for a limited shelf life in the collective consciousness
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