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5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 22 Ratings

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  3. Negative: 8 out of 22
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73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critic Reviews

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  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
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  1. Apr 29, 2022
    74
    These 12 songs are denser in their instrumentation and production than Hatchie’s previous work. ... Regardless, the album is still imbued with Pilbeam’s established touches of enchantment and sensitivity.
  2. Uncut
    Apr 27, 2022
    60
    On her 2019 debut album Keepsake, Harriette Pilbeam, who records as Hatchie, showed an inclination to take her shoegaze-infused pop onto the dancefloor. That’s something continued on Giving The World Away. [Jun 2022, p.28]
  3. Apr 26, 2022
    54
    The album's aesthetics are vaguely mostly there, but their function feels overly superficial. Giving The World Away does raise the bar over Keepsake in that it explores a wider range of palettes (jangle pop, gazey noise pop, synth-pop) and backs itself with a more momentous set of beats, but this is largely undermined by Pitfall the Second: Hatchie the vocalist.