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Giving The World Away


Giving The World Away

Second full-length release from the Brisbane, Australia dream pop artist Harriette Pilbeam produced by Jorge Elbrecht

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  1. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    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
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  2. 8.5 |   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
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  3. 8.0 |   DIY

    Cinematic, sweeping dream-pop that evokes the longing of the Cranberries and melancholy of Cocteau Twins
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  4. 8.0 |   Dork

    Hatchie is ready to take things to the next level
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  5. 8.0 |   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
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  6. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Lyrical depths and glossy warmth infuse the Australian’s lush second album
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  7. 7.6 |   Paste Magazine

    The Aussie indie-pop artist emerges with more confidence than ever on 2nd LP
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  8. 7.4 |   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
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  9. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Giving The World Away is saturated in both Hatchie’s sense of self, and her search for it
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  10. 7.0 |   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
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  11. 7.0 |   Vinyl Chapters

    Hatchie might not always be sure of herself, but her sound is confident in a way that her words aren’t
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  12. 7.0 |   Gigwise

    A more mature second album
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  13. 7.0 |   All Music

    While it isn't quite as consistent as Keepsake, its finest moments are some of Hatchie's most exciting work
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  14. 6.7 |   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
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  15. 6.6 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    As it stands, 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
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  16. 6.2 |   Spectrum Culture

    Hatchie wants to sound as massive as possible, with big-hearted melodies to match
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