Phase Zero

Morgan Delt - Phase Zero
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2016 Ratings: #556 / 763
User Score
Based on 33 ratings
2016 Ratings: #411
August 26, 2016 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
AllMusic

A nice step forward from his already close to perfect debut and his sound is now filled with even more summer warmth and psychedelic wonder.

70
The 405

Morgan Delt's Phase Zero navigates that thin line between rêverie and acid trip, drawing an accepted state of temporary and discreet insanity.

70
Loud and Quiet

The intricacies from his previous efforts have not been lost altogether mind, and it might be the case that ‘Phase Zero’ is an album that grows on you over time and a number of listens.

68
Pitchfork

He’s jettisoned that strangeness, and in its place is a more well-realized psych-pop album, with perhaps better songwriting but less charm.

60
The Skinny

It’s not that Phase Zero is an exercise in pastiche or imitation; this is a record in which appeal pivots upon understatement.

60
Drowned in Sound

Phase Zero really isn't bad, but in a year that's given us sterling releases from the likes of Amber Arcades, Fews, Money, Desert Mountain Tribe and Minor Victories among countless others, it just feels fairly run of the mill by comparison.

sourcherry24
88
Probably my favorite psychedelic record of the year.
holsgr
50
☆☆ ~ Tolerable listen but overmuch flawed and intricate. It could be better than this.
CheapandLethal
70
Worth a listen
72
album is great. should not pity let go him once again.
favourite songs: A Gun Appears, Some Sunsick Day
Fallendomino
71
Summery, lo-fi psychedelia with a heavy emphasis on the accompanying orchestra, rather than the too-often muted vocals. "Phase Zero" is exactly what you'd expect from a new age psychedelic rock record--nothing more, nothing less.

Notable Songs: "I Don't Wanna See What's Happening Outside"; "The System of 1000 Lies"; "The Age of the Birdman"
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#57/Piccadilly Records

Track List

  1. I Don't Wanna See What's Happening Outside
  2. The System of 1000 Lies
  3. Another Person
  4. Sun Powers
  5. The Age of the Birdman
  6. Mssr. Monster
  7. A Gun Appears
  8. The Lowest of the Low
  9. Escape Capsule
  10. Some Sunsick Day 
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