How To Let Go

Sigrid - How To Let Go
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2022 Ratings: #193 / 320
User Score
Based on 313 ratings
2022 Ratings: #180
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
AllMusic

Hearing the jump from Sucker Punch's youthful, innocent pop nuggets to this confident and mature statement is an inspiration in itself, simply because it's so heartwarming to witness her artistic growth. But taken just at face value, How to Let Go is an album that a more established act would be proud to call their own.

80
The Skinny

The second album from Sigrid, How to Let Go finds the Norwegian artist leaving behind provincial port town life to embrace pop superstardom.

80
The Line of Best Fit

Erupting out of the soil quicker than daffodils in spring, Sigrid’s growth is nothing short of remarkable on How To Let Go.

80
The Forty-Five
‘How To Let Go’ is more than just a battle with exteriors – it’s about navigating relationships and stumbling out of the darker moments, all to come out on the other side a better, more certain version of yourself.
80
NME
If ‘How To Let Go’ is an album about embracing life in all its chaotic and contradictory glory, it’s surely a testament to its success that the record feels so life-affirming.
80
Clash
At times, 'How To Let Go' feels like we're only scratching the surface of Sigrid, but it's keeping us poised all the more for what she will do next.
80
The Independent

Overall Sigrid achieves exactly what she’s set out to do: add some grit to her previously pristine pop.

80
The Young Folks
Even though the banal lyricism in some of the tracks wears thin as the album progresses, the effort put on the thematics still remains focused and builds a monumental body of work that draws from sheer creative power and gusto from start to finish.
70
Gigwise

How To Let Go might be a collection of pop bangers, dipping into folk and disco, but above all, it’s Sigrid’s bold and brash journey to freedom, and soon it’ll be yours too.

70
God Is in the TV
Each song feels like a cathartic release for both singer and listener, and although the self-care, pick-me-up lyrics wear thin as the album progresses, it still remains an enjoyable listen throughout.
70
DIY
Sigrid is colliding with herself, accepting everything she is, the light and the dark.
70
musicOMH
Slick songwriting and polished production help this focused suite of tracks hit home.
60
The Telegraph

How To Let Go half longs to be a disco record, and its strength lies in those gleaming, dancefloor-ready tracks that forgive occasional lyrical platitudes – “when you know, you know” – and a tendency towards mid-tempo grandiosity.

54
Pitchfork
The Norwegian pop singer’s second album never met a problem it couldn’t solve by the first chorus. It’s a feel-good formula of uncomplicated emotions and easy endings.
marvelgaryen
86

The thing I love the most about Sigrid's music is the reliability, she can truly perform a pop song like no one, she's not here to reinvent the wheel but to keep it running. 'How To Let Go' is a cleaver pop album, even more heavily produced than her debut project (which is excellent); Almost 4 years after this time around she sounds a little bit more mature but still very sweet, don't get it wrong either, this does not sound like a teen pop record. Pop music has another taste when produced in ... read more

GersonAOTY
68

Unfortunately, I'm not feeling the album as much as the debut 'Sucker Punch'. The project has more experimentation but the melodies and choruses are considerably weaker and less fun than its predecessor, making the album average and just pleasant.

ASh1nyGiratina
66

While the opening track might end up being one of my favorite pop songs to come out so far this decade, the rest of this album is a mixed bag at best. A mixed bag that takes an absolute nosedive in quality over the last three tracks.

HalfsourDyl
44

I'm pretty disappointed about how bland this record is. I didn't love her last record, but I feel like that album had a lot more personality. I definitely don't remember the production and mixing being this poor.

lrz_vargas
70

Even though it turns out to be formulaic at times, "How To Let Go" is a fairly good statement from Sigrid. It has its moments and her performances are pretty good as well. It's just not really bold enough.

80

fav tracks: thank me later, mirror, mistake like you, a driver saved my night, high note

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Track List

1It Gets Dark
3:23
83
2Burning Bridges
2:52
86
3Risk Of Getting Hurt
3:00
73
4Thank Me Later
3:30
76
5Mirror
2:36
82
6Last To Know
3:12
69
7Dancer
2:45
72
8A Driver Saved My Night
2:47
77
9Mistake Like You
3:30
74
10Bad Life
3:46
62
11Grow
3:13
71
12High Note
2:53
71
Total Length: 37 minutes
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Added on: January 25, 2022