The album starts with catchy dance tracks including “MDC (Midnight Dance Culture)” & “Light Me Up” which set the energy tone for the album. A few tracks later, they nail it with “Sleep Under Cover” which is what I would call their single and most marketable mainstream track and then proceeds with “Radio Flyer”, a spacey/atmospheric track provides a break in the dancing but somehow manages to keep all the energy. The title track “The Lost Years” (arguably the album’s best track) is a pop-rock track with a catchy hook and enough emotion to elicit some serious nostalgia. The album closes with the odd-couple of the aggressive electro-rock track “Heal” and the blissful outro “Underground”.
Overall, The Lost Years is a very solid, well-rounded album. All the way through, the thundering basslines and rhythmic drumming provide a great foundation for the synths/guitars to explore a variety of musical landscapes. If you enjoy tapping your foot or bobbing your head to good tunes, you will probably play this album on repeat.
Writer: Roman De la Garza