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  • Summary: The singer-songwriter's 11th studio album's focus is funding There's Always Another Girl (previously known as Speeches Delivered to Animals and Plants), in conjunction with the Pledge Music website, and she's also donating a percentage of the money put up by the fans to a pair of animal shelters.
  • Record Label: Ye Olde Records
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Jangle Pop
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Aug 26, 2011
    80
    Hatfield has again delivered a crisp collection of tunes that mostly succeeds.
  2. Aug 31, 2011
    80
    Although it's a far superior album than anyone could reasonably expect from Hatfield 25 years into her career, Girl isn't likely to make much of an impression outside of the devoted fan base that covered its recording costs.
  3. Oct 25, 2011
    80
    She's been in something of a career renaissance ever since the mid-2000s, creating sharp adult pop that's accessible without being commercial, so if fan funding is what's needed to keep her actively recording, this album is a great testament to its potential power.
  4. Aug 30, 2011
    72
    There's Always Another Girl isn't perfect, but it is an awfully focused effort coming from an artist that is doing it for the right reasons.
  5. Sep 1, 2011
    60
    It's not all bad. Many of the other 13 songs on her 11th studio album (financed by pledgemusic, with a percentage going to animal shelters) show flashes of the melodic brilliance of her early 90s output.
  6. Aug 30, 2011
    60
    Hatfield more closely follows the model of her most popular work, with multi-tracked vocals and hooky arrangements to boost the pop quotient.
  7. Aug 31, 2011
    40
    In a time where it is possible for acts who made their careers in that early-90s cauldron of independent creativity to reform and remake themselves, it seems a cop-out to make such a risk-free album, especially since Hatfield had full creative control. Fan-funding could liberate, rather than stifle, even allowing experimentation; there's no boss to please, only fans to engage. But that doesn't happen at any point on There's Always Another Girl. Just more of the same.
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