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  • Summary: The fifth full-length release for the British singer-songwriter was inspired by Los Angeles and the 1980s.
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
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  1. 100
    She gives you everything, expecting nothing in return, lavishing you with luxurious, gothic glamour and saturnine pleasure. A modern masterpiece.
  2. 80
    Yes, nostalgia is a fairly generic formula. But listened to as a whole, the album positively thrums with sonic invention, managing to feel both fresh and full of intrigue. Khan once again demonstrates a knack for uncanny storytelling.
  3. Sep 6, 2019
    80
    The record is elevated by surreal moments and powerful songwriting that could only have come from Khan, whether in the palpable carnality of The Hunger, or the Middle Eastern synth patterns of So Good. She may not have intentionally set out to make this album, but it’s a blessing that she did.
  4. Sep 9, 2019
    76
    Overall, Lost Girls ends up as a fun record that luckily, doesn’t overstay its welcome. It has groove and substance as it takes its cues from the likes of Prince, David Bowie, Madonna, Cindy Lauper or Peter Gabriel to name a few.
  5. Sep 6, 2019
    70
    For the rest of us, Natasha’s first real pop effort since ‘Fur and Gold’ is an impressively lean and infectiously hook-laden romp; doomy disco for dark times.
  6. Sep 4, 2019
    70
    As a whole, there’s a loose sort of freedom to Lost Girls, as if Khan was able to summon the atmosphere and mystery that so often suffuse her music without sweating over it as much as usual. Her past work has sounded more rooted in the British Isles than Southern California, but she does the L.A. transplant thing with enough confidence that the presence of bloodthirsty vampire bikers doesn’t even sound like that much of a drawback.
  7. Sep 6, 2019
    55
    Lost Girls is fundamentally disappointing. It is an album devoid of originality from an artist who should be reaching for the stars instead of looking back into the murky past for inspiration. No doubt it will sell by the bucketload, but then people like Coldplay and voted in the Nazis so what do they know.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
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  1. Sep 9, 2019
    10
    SIMPLY AMAZING!.
    A jewel of 80's influenced Synthpop, a refreshing oasis in the middle of a desert consumed by Trap & Hip-Hop.
    By far my
    SIMPLY AMAZING!.
    A jewel of 80's influenced Synthpop, a refreshing oasis in the middle of a desert consumed by Trap & Hip-Hop.
    By far my favorite album this year.
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  2. Sep 9, 2019
    6
    Not what I would personally listen to but some songs did have an infectious catchiness to them. Found the overall pacing and track order a bit chaotic
  3. Sep 8, 2019
    5
    disappointing and unoriginal. bat for lashes is capable of much more than this.

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