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Lost & Found

Jorja Smith

Lost & Found

Debut album of pop R&B from the 20 year old singer-songwriter with contributions from Dizzee Rascal, Amanda Ghost and Tom Misch

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  1. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    A solid start for the emerging artist and the foundation for a robust discography
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  2. 9.0 |   PopMatters

    A revelatory debut
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  3. 8.5 |   Gig Soup

    Introduces the prodigious capabilities of this young soul
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  4. 8.1 |   Pitchfork

    The precocious 20-year-old singer fuses R&B, soul, and trip-hop on a debut album that documents her ongoing quest to discover who she is and how she fits into a troubled world
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  5. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    The vocalising is a little X-Factor at times, but there’s no doubting its power, and at her best, she captures something of the dewy-fresh promise of Aaliyah
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  6. 8.0 |   NOW

    It’s the mid-album entry The One, with its swirling string arrangements and ambiguous tension between defiant lyrics and aching delivery, that suggests Smith’s ascent is far from over
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  7. 8.0 |   Clash

    While ‘Lost & Found’ doesn’t feel like Jorja Smith’s magnum opus, it’s a brilliant first draft
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  8. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Ebbing and flowing with daydreams and a glossy but gritty pulse, Lost & Found is quietly, confidently remarkable
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  9. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    The sureness and creativity that exudes from each and every song disguises what some would call a lack of experience
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  10. 8.0 |   DIY

    There’s a diversity of stylistic approach and yet a singularity of vision that few artists are able to combine so early on
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  11. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The English pop singer proves she can carry a complete project on her own
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  12. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Jorja Smith sings as though she’s got decades of heartache like only a 20-year-old can
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  13. 6.7 |   Earbuddy

    Likely to get lost among other R&B artists on the radio
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  14. 6.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Despite the album's shortcomings, its lasting power lies in the fact that Smith manages to tap into that well of innovative, open-wounded songwriting, if only fleetingly
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  15. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Smith’s voice moves between arrestingly husky and overly nasal, with plenty of room to develop, but the sparse and uninspiring production doesn’t save the songs from feeling forgettable at times
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  16. 6.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    On this debut album, Smith shows she has more to offer than the Rag’n’Bone Mans and James Bays of the world
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  17. 6.0 |   NME

    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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