Long Lost

Lord Huron - Long Lost
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2021 Ratings: #32 / 514
User Score
Based on 260 ratings
2021 Ratings: #108
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Independent
It’s an album steeped in vintage-sounding reverb; built on meticulously crafted arrangements and masterful, elegiac storytelling.
100
Sputnikmusic
I can count on one hand the number of contemporary artists who write folk as aesthetically gorgeous and simultaneously memorable as Lord Huron does.
90
God Is in the TV

An enjoyable collection of great western-tinged country and rock’n’roll songs that are nostalgically authentic but have a lingering haunting context.

80
Mojo
They've submerged the songs in an incoherent concept involving an imaginary studio chief of their real studio, but the music – a little Lumineers, a little Fleet Foxes – stands up for itself.
80
Uncut

Imagining a backstory for Long Lost, centred on mysterious artists who may have recorded at their Whispering Pines studio in the past, has allowed Lord Huron to wax nostalgic for country music’s golden age.

80
American Songwriter

Long Lost could be considered an opus of sorts, a fully realized work that’s epic, intriguing, expansive, and yet introspective. It’s an emotional encounter that delivers on all it promises far more often than not.

80
AllMusic
It's the purest and most satisfying distillation of Lord Huron's pastoral folk-pop to date, and the perfect soundtrack for a road trip to nowhere.
80
musicOMH
It’s a strange, otherworldly sort of record – snatches of spoken word mix with some gorgeous, country-tinged anthems ... when it hits the mark, it can sound almost goosebump-inducing.
70
Gigwise
Their fourth album levels up all their previous work, placing the act of making music right at the centre of focus.
70
Spill Magazine

Fluctuating between creative evocations of bygone tunes and finely-tuned instrumental hooks, Long Lost is less constrained by its thematics than previous records, yet feels like Lord Huron’s busiest album as a result.

AngelHerntz
72
Durante un curso universitario, de no recuerdo qué materia, un maestro nos comentó, y no estaba alejado de lo cierto del todo, que un creador, en cualquier oficio artístico que se desempeñe, debe pensar, antes que nada, en el espectador al cual estará dirigido su mensaje. Entiendo que la idea obedece a la necesidad que tiene el arte en general de ser difundida entre la audiencia, para alcanzar un mayor impacto; porque es ella al final, la audiencia, la que ... read more
avernannes
65
★★★★★★☆☆☆☆
6.5/10

I love Lord Huron, but after, in my opinion, their best and the most adventurous project "Vide Noir", the material presented on "Long Lost" just doesn't live up to my expectations.

As with every Lord Huron record, this one is very nicely produced, with great instrumental and gorgeous vocals, but it's once again a case of not very creative composition, which this time is especially visible. On each record, the band has limited ... read more
LZGray
90
Wow, I'm just floored. I was excited for this album, but I didn't think it could top Strange Trails. It just might have. The lore of the band continues, this time taking vintage country, folk and rockabilly flavors of the woods to the city, telling the story of the ghosts of the living, the love lost not from the powers of Death but from the powers of Life, controlled by nature and will rather than Fate. The production is flowery, with ornate string arrangements and comforting twang, and Ben's ... read more
Valeyard
85
An album that can make you fall in love and break your heart at the same time.
currentjoyys
66
FAVORITE TRACK: Mine Forever

LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: At Sea

Legend has it if you don't stream this album, Lord Huron will show up in your room at 3 AM with the cast of 13 Reasons Why and play The Night We Met on loop for the rest of eternity.
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Added on: March 19, 2021