Hatful of Rain: The Best of del Amitri collects the finest moments from each of the group's outings to date to form the definitive del Amitri collection. Throughout the endeavor, the ensemble moulds acoustic and electric instrumentation into solid pop gems like the lively Roll to Me, the anthemic Stone Cold Sober, and the country-tinged Kiss This Thing Goodbye. On the mellower side of things are the tight vocal harmonies and swirling organ of Here and Now and the lonely desperation of both Move Away Jimmy Blue and Nothing Ever Happens.

Hatful of Rain: The Best of del Amitri should help to grab some respect for the del Amitri. After all, it's packed with cleverly written pop songs that display the best of the group's songwriting capabilities. Respect is something del Amitri clearly deserves...

John Metzger, The Music Box-online December 1998

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