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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the 2016 Brits Critics' Choice award-winner was self-produced.
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Worry
My nights are broken up By the sounds of women I'll never meet And when my eyes are closed I can start to feel you staring at me The right side of... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 15
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  1. 80
    His voice has that ability to spring from soulful growl to angelic falsetto that always gets TV talent show chairs spinning.
  2. Feb 17, 2016
    80
    Phase is a virtuosic, thrill-packed album, ricocheting among extremes before concluding with “My House Is Your Home,” which uses just Mr. Garratt’s voice, his piano and apparently a creaky piano stool. Yet underlying each strenuous track is a clear-cut, old-fashioned pop structure: verses and choruses, tension and release, matters of the heart. But now they are buffeted, brilliantly, from all directions.
  3. Feb 19, 2016
    80
    Phase is an exciting debut from a talented artist, a case where the hype is duly warranted.
  4. Q Magazine
    Feb 16, 2016
    60
    The result is that a few songs in you find yourself rather craving a bit of imperfection, something scruffy and incorrigible to disrupt all this generic rhythm and gusto. [Mar 2016, p.116]
  5. 60
    These overly earnest lines [in ‘Weathered,’ ‘My House Is Your Home,’ and ‘Surprise Yourself’] do a disservice to Garratt’s talents as a musician and producer, because the artful melodies and textures on Phase really do shine.
  6. Feb 18, 2016
    60
    An album that feels entirely of the moment in a way that isn’t entirely satisfying--and, of course, with vast commercial success, which feels inevitable.
  7. Sep 30, 2016
    40
    The young Brit's debut LP calls into question whether he's the next great electronic singer-songwriter or the worst bedroom-emo dubstep producer.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Feb 19, 2016
    9
    No doubt an electrifying debut album. It's thrilling, fun. exciting and worth the hype. If you're a fan of disclosure, you'll definitely be aNo doubt an electrifying debut album. It's thrilling, fun. exciting and worth the hype. If you're a fan of disclosure, you'll definitely be a fan of this album. Expand
  2. Feb 20, 2016
    8
    Phase is a unique album, a magical marriage of alternative music with pop and that broke feelings incauculaveis. The rookie Jack Garratt is aPhase is a unique album, a magical marriage of alternative music with pop and that broke feelings incauculaveis. The rookie Jack Garratt is a shining revelation in the scenario of pop music Expand
  3. Feb 16, 2017
    3
    Reminds me of Chet Faker. Negative review because the album seemed overambitious. Nineteen songs isn't little, and to have nineteen goodReminds me of Chet Faker. Negative review because the album seemed overambitious. Nineteen songs isn't little, and to have nineteen good songs? Rarely happens. But there are a couple of good joints on this record, I suggest Coalesce, Breathe Life, Weathered, Worry, The Love You're Given and Water. The sound palette is rich and bold, production is also noteworthy. His voice timbre ranges from mellow falsetto to growling soulful preach-singing. Expand