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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the British pop-punk trio led by Lande Hekt was produced and mixed by Lewis Johns.
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  1. 100
    This time round, there’s a more coherent theme to Lande’s songs. ... It’s all fascinating. Inspiring. Warm. Funny sometimes. All of it will make you feel better about the fragility of the mind.
  2. Aug 31, 2018
    80
    A record both charming and bold, the dichotomy of upbeat indie-pop and brutally honest lyricism only adds to its appeal.
  3. Q Magazine
    Aug 31, 2018
    80
    It's a mode that can feel pedestrian in the wrong hands, but Muncie Girls capture the sound's uncomplicated euphoria in style. [Oct 2018, p.115]
  4. Aug 31, 2018
    75
    The only downside is a sense of fussiness that suffuses some of the more heavily produced tracks, a slightly stultifying vibe that saps a bit of urgency and vitality from the songs, making them feel too precious, as though the music was hermetically sealed to prevent anything too loose or raw from breaking free. Still, it’s another set of engaging and mostly excellent songs from one of the U.K.’s most compelling rock trios, and well worth the time.
  5. Aug 31, 2018
    70
    Muncie Girls have foiled the sophomore slump with Fixed Ideals, and if they sound a bit less D.I.Y. this time out, they still sound like a smart and forceful rock band that can deliver great music while offering plenty of food for thought.
  6. Aug 31, 2018
    60
    Whilst sonically Fixed Ideals can vary in its impact, Lande Hekt’s lyrics tell a relatable story in a crafty way, carrying the record all the way through.
  7. Aug 31, 2018
    60
    It’s not all headbanging and blistering hooks. Penultimate track Hangovers plays with the classic album construct of a stripped-back number, yet it’s really in the nostalgic nod to emo heartache where Muncie Girls dazzle.
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