Finneas O'Connell has hit out at Pitchfork's review of Billie Eilish's album Hit Me Hard and Soft.

The 26-year-old American songwriter is the older brother of Billie, 22, and co-writes and produces her music.

Earlier this month, the siblings released the new alt-pop album which hit the top of the charts in the UK and reached number 2 in the USA.

And while the album was largely well received by critics, Pitchfork awarded the record a mediocre 6.8/10 - which Finneas has taken issue with.

Responding to a comment from a fan on TikTok, the writer and producer panned the review, writing, "Nothing cool about writing a positive review of an album everyone likes- they've gotta have an angle. They gave (Lana Del Rey's) born to die a 5.5- it's their whole hater-a** bag."

Billie herself has previously opened up about the agonising creative process she underwent to make the new record, her third studio album.

She told BBC Radio 1 earlier this month that she struggled to settle on a sound for the album, explaining, "We started working on this album officially in October 2022 and had many months of ideas that weren't very solidified and weren't very exciting to us. We liked them but we were like... I don't think we can do this any more."

She said it wasn't until she penned the album track The Greatest that her writer's block was unlocked, saying, "As soon as we wrote that song the whole album came falling out."