Giving The World Away

Hatchie - Giving The World Away
Critic Score
Based on 17 reviews
2022 Ratings: #244 / 397
User Score
Based on 700 ratings
2022 Ratings: #48
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
God Is in the TV

With her fantastic second album Giving the World Away, Hatchie offers a majestic and towering contrast, blending her influences and hitting a rich vein of knowing pop music with artistry, brimming with neon hooks, layered intricacy and self-aware, emotional depths, that you can return to again and again.

85
Under The Radar
It’s a sumptuous album that plays to her strengths whilst allowing her to branch out as an artist and in doing so she is able to add more depth and texture to her iridescent soundscapes.
80
DIY
Cinematic, sweeping dream-pop that evokes the longing of the Cranberries and melancholy of Cocteau Twins.
80
Dork
The record sees Hatchie breaking away from the limits of her sweet but simple earliest songs and moving her sound on from dream pop drenched retro vibes into something that hits harder and is even more emotionally resonant.
80
NME
Harriette Pilbeam rebuilds her relationship with herself and expands her dream pop sound.
80
The Observer
Lyrical depths and glossy warmth infuse the Australian’s lush second album.
80
PopMatters

By letting her existential anxieties take center stage, Hatchie embraces alt-pop sensibilities on Giving the World Away to process life and loss in all its messy glory.

76
Paste
The Aussie indie-pop artist emerges with more confidence than ever on 2nd LP.
74
Beats Per Minute

Giving The World Away doesn’t feel like a reboot so much as a payoff – it’s easily her most confident and rewarding work to date, the result of Pilbeam’s commitment to redefining her relationship with her music.

70
Loud and Quiet

Like a pop princess reworking a Slowdive song, Giving the World Away shows Hatchie flaunting her ability to belt out a great chorus with a pedalboard at her feet. Perhaps she isn’t reinventing the wheel, but she still sounds more confident and catchy than ever before.

70
The Line of Best Fit

Giving The World Away spins the all too familiar tales of coming-of-age gradually and overcoming obstacles, and it does so with assertiveness. It’s an album unafraid to break new ground, but not without holding onto Hatchie’s familiar musical personality.

70
AllMusic

While it isn't quite as consistent as Keepsake, its finest moments are some of Hatchie's most exciting work.

70
Gigwise

Giving The World Away never seems entirely sure where it wants to stand, but at least it sounds good in its uncertainty.

67
Pitchfork
The Australian dream-pop artist’s second album widens her sparkly shoegaze into a brasher, more ambitious sound, locating the edge between noise and melody.
66
Sputnikmusic

Giving the World Away is a decent record with some excellent highlights, but also one that fails to live up to Hatchie’s potential. It’s somewhat frustrating, most of the time.

62
Spectrum Culture
Hatchie wants to sound as massive as possible, with big-hearted melodies to match.
60
Uncut

The best moment could be the melancholy beauty of St Etienne-style ballad “Sunday Song”, which benefits from a less fussy production and instead delivers Pilbeam’s exceptional voice without filter and true.

marvelgaryen
100

'Giving the World Away' is perhaps the most stunning shoegaze/dream pop record of the last few years. Hatchie is coming out with an album, that is enticing as all her records to date, transforming tunes into iconic pieces of music, even though she doesn't even have 30k followers on Instagram; By the way, why are people not connected to this artist as much as they should? I don't get it. From the emotional blizard of 'Keepsake' to this full lenght priceless album, the path she took is way more ... read more

stolenpositions
80

Not doing a full on review for this one, but it’s absolutely great! Dazzling dream-pop with a very nostalgic 90s touch. The production is very ethereal with hints of shoegaze and dance pop, and Hatchie clearly has an amazing ear for melody, there are plenty of catchy tunes in here. I’d say the only thing that holds it back from being truly amazing is the fact that it’s not super original and the more lowkey moments didn’t do much for me, but the overall atmosphere that ... read more

EarlSweatpants
80

Oh yeah it fucks

78

I don't care that this sounds has been done so many times by so many artists and in a much better way. I enjoyed this album a lot. The songwriting was fresh, and the soundscapes was something you can't go wrong with. The production could have been better, but other than that not many complaints. Just an album full of dream pop earworms.

blue
90

Al principio tenia duda con este album y con las reescuchas te va agradando más. Es un buen album para conocer que es lo Hatchie puede hacer con este dream pop, y sus influencias aveces de sonidos de los 90s

SonicDiscovery
83

Australian singer-songwriter Harriette Pilbeam is best know as Hatchie and she’s quietly impressed me with a nice take on dream pop, but now on her second full length album Giving The World Away, she’s started expanding her sound with great results. Tracks like “This Enchanted”, & “Quicksand” show her capability for creating top 40 like hooks, while “The Rhythm”, “Light On” & “The Key” find a strong connection ... read more

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Track List

1Lights On
3:56
86
2This Enchanted
3:53
85
3Twin
4:05
79
4Take My Hand
4:15
78
5The Rhythm
4:30
83
6Quicksand
4:12
87
7Thinking Of
2:04
72
8Giving the World Away
4:45
78
9The Key
4:14
82
10Don't Leave Me In the Rain
4:16
81
11Sunday Song
3:47
78
12Til We Run Out of Air
5:43
84
Total Length: 49 minutes
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Added on: January 19, 2022