A really talented guy, saw him in Southampton and he is brilliant live. This Album is so good.
You have to see him live to appreciate him! I just came back from a festival and he blew me away. Unbelievable talent
I never write reviews on iTunes or anything at all to be honest. But Jack's album and his music is so good I just can't help myself! I advise, buy it! You will not be disappointed!
I've seen jack 2 times in the last 6-7 month and firstly it was at Manchester Academy which was really good but he stepped it up at the Manchester Cathedral. His sound is beautifully haunting and leaves an imprint on your soul.
So disappointed high hopes but instead gave me a headache & Could not stop yawning.
Really enjoyed listening to this over and over. One of my favourite albums already.
After winning the British Critics' Choice Awards I wanted to give Jack's music a shot. "Worry" and "Breathe Life" were the first songs I checked out and I wasn't amused as his voice sounded impassive, which is unlike the previous winners.
I listened to "Surprise Myself" and it is a dead good song, so I was fond of listening to the record in the hope of finding another good tune only to be later disappointed as I find this album incredibly noisy and lacking: some songs are too intense instrumentally in a way that it sounds inharmonious ("Fire", is the perfect example of this description). Most tunes are downtempo filled with impassive vocals usually affected by synthesisers in a way that makes it hard to connect emotionally with the track.
To sum up, check out "Surprise Yourself" if you are looking for emotion. "Weathered", "Worry" and "Breathe Life" are decent but nothing to get excited about if you are not into Electronic music whatsoever. The rest of the album is a waste of time.
Jack is an awesome talent. He can fuse so many styles without losing any emotion. Beautiful voice capable of powerhouse vocals and hauntingly beautiful tones. A great debut with so many stand out tracks.
Love this album! So many great songs :)
This album is the perfect mix of songs, can't stop listening and can't wait to see him in April
this is great song,love this guy's voice,someone to watch in 2016.
Photocopied. I almost feel sorry for this lot.
Love the bass! Crazy good producer
A cracking album where every track is a gem. Jack is the modern day David Bowie.
I have been following Jack Garratt for about 2 years on Soundcloud and have always been very impressed with each new song release. This album is the best album I have heard in a very, very long time. Amazing music and artists like this only comes around once in a blue moon. The future for Jack is bright indeed.
I would recommend this to everyone jack your awesome!!!😜😜😜😜😀😀😀
Exceptional album from a fantastic British artist this guy will be huge.
This is brilliant amazing voice 💦💦💋
This is unbelievable. What fine piece of art Jack has created for us and it's unbelievable his passion in his songs he gives. Every song fits in well with his personality and it's amazing to listen to while doing your day to day life. I pre ordered this and a few others before but this has been the best album I had to wait for ever!
Absolutely amazing, such good music can't wait to see him life! 🙂👍🏻🎶🎶
I loved the whole album but Worry is definitely the standout track. I genuinely believe that it could be No. 1 in the charts within a couple of weeks 👌🏻
very over rated.
Been waiting for this for months, it's amazing Jack is awesome
First heard this ‘guy' on the BBC Sound of Music Awards thinking that many people would not like him because of the raw and ‘on-the-fly’ nature he was playing Worry, but I loved it. The visual and audial experience of this one person playing three instruments at once, as well as singing, with such grandeur and purity staggered me, I could both see and hear the struggle that comes to making and playing music.
This unmistakably, cross-generic, emotionally charged style extends to the album, which represents a collection of styles and methods of music that Jack Garratt likes and luckily for me, and him, the type I like too. It represents how he think these types of music should be put together, and in a way it is like a collection of mash-ups and that is okay if they are discreet and of your own ideas and identifiable, but at times the cross of styles are too obvious and disparate, it is important to make each song your own.
He has still not found or established his own sound, and you may find yourself throughout the album rooting for Jack Garratt rather than the music. It is a put-together, an albeit good put-together and if done by anyone else I probably would not like it.
Amazing album! Addicted to it already! My fav song is Falling! Lotta love
Given that people reviewed this and gave it five stars when it wasn't even out, I'm going to review it with one star even though I haven't heard it either. Everyone can make a mockery of the review system guys!
Such a good album, love the unique style Jack Garret has created here.
Love this guy - must buy
This is such a beautiful, captivating album! I can't wait to see what Jack pulls out of the bag in the future - I have high expectations after this overwhelming debut! I'm seeing him live in April and couldn't be more excited to experience his music in person!
Not a fan. Sounds average - nothing special
Every song in this album is stunning and Jack deserves every ounce of praise he gets and so much more. He studied at the school I am at presently and he is a huge inspiration to me since I too am a music student. Well done
Fantastic! But a live album would be even better. Good work though Jack!
Absolutely blown away by this album.
I saw Jack live twice when he was supporting Mumford and sons in Dublin and the o2 London. Amazing... His music had me dancing... eyes closed and lost in the beats... Can't wait to hear the whole album :-)
Worry is cool and trippy, I like that ❄️
Sweet tunes! ❤️ the album..
Awesome talented artist. Buy it. Great live and funny guy. Love it
Coalesce, Fire, Love your given, Water, Chemical, Suprise yourself, Breathe life, Remnants, I could've loved you anyway all amazing. Must listen if you are interested in something new, unique and emotive 😊
Must have. Seriously. Every single track is fire.
I have just downloaded the album and love it!
So, this is the first review I have ever written for an album, so that in itself is saying something. Phase is unimaginably world class, like seriously, this album is phenomenal. Top notch Jack, hope you go far!
Needed something like this for ages. Mix of soul, garage, and those smooth AlunaGeorge slash wu-tang tones, with unpretentious lyrics. Made my day stumbling in to this bloke on iTunes.
I don't usually write a review but this guy is something else, his voice sends shivers down my spine! He's so different and unique
Saw him in the live lounge last year performing 'Worry' and was absolutely stunned. He was brilliant. However, this album just doesn't live up to the hype it was given beforehand. I have concluded that he is miles better live than on recording. Although, there are some real gems in this album. My personal favourites are 'Falling', 'Water' and 'Weathered'.
If you asked me, it is not worth the money , but is still an ok album.
One of the most overrated person in the current music industry 😂
From what I've heard of this album it is going to be massive!!
Can't wait 'till full album but still one of the best albums I've heard, although I really do hope you come down to Cornwall soon for board masters or play at the Eden project. AMAZING, I love this guy!
One of the best musicians I've heard in a long time.