That! Feels Good!

Jessie Ware - That! Feels Good!
Critic Score
Based on 24 reviews
2023 Ratings: #44 / 757
Year End Rank: #16
User Score
2023 Rank: #17
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
musicOMH
South London singer’s fifth album is packed full of positive messages and disco-funk backdrops and is never anything but bold, playful and fun.
100
The Guardian
The retro mood of Ware’s brash pop never feels like a costume, as her tight melodies, killer choruses and dry humour wear vintage details with style.
90
AllMusic

This moves the party into a bigger and more opulent disco with a laser focus on fevered physical gratification.

90
Albumism

Whenever you’re keen to escape the doldrums of the day and elevate your spirit, drop the needle or press play on That! Feels Good! and your desires shall be fulfilled in droves.

90
Under the Radar

It takes a steady hand to be as over-the-top as That! Feels Good! and still retain an air of class, something Ware manages to do almost impossibly.

90
DIY

The sound of an artist hitting their stride and then some, ‘That! Feels Good’ really does live up to its name.

88
Sputnikmusic

That! Feels Good is Jessie Ware at her most exultant, happy to just let go, dance, and enjoy herself. And she's so genuine that now that's all I want to do too.

85
Spectrum Culture

That! Feels Good!, the follow-up to What’s Your Pleasure?, almost functions as a sibling record, recalling the same era, albeit with different reference points.

83
Pitchfork
Jessie Ware’s sumptuous fifth album is classic disco revival done right.
83
Beats Per Minute

The vast majority of Ware’s fifth LP serves as a masterclass in following up a beloved previous album – taking What’s Your Pleasure’s core elements and stretching them into wilder and weirder directions. Now, that feels good.

82
Paste
On her stellar fifth album, the English pop icon doubles down on disco.
80
Exclaim!

That! Feels Good! is unapologetic in its pop sensibilities, full of hooks that lightly tease and lyrics that keep themselves around.

80
The Sydney Morning Herald

If That! Feels Good! lacks anything, it’s a moment of downtime to break up the partying. But this is a minor quibble, because when it’s this fun who wants the party to stop anyway?

80
Dork
Huge, jubilant bangers like the title-track and ‘Shake The Bottle’ are dancefloor monsters that are also playful and uproarious fun; however, the best moment is left to the gorgeous lush orchestral disco balladry of ‘Hello Love’ that shows despite all the hedonism Jessie still has an emotional core to her music.
80
The Telegraph

As a follow-up to What’s Your Pleasure?, it’s inevitably a little doomed, lacking that record’s magical conditions: the unexpectedly fresh energy amid the lethargy of lockdown. Still, after Pleasure’s anticipatory teasing, That! Feels Good! offers a perfectly competent climax.

80
Clash
As the record draws to a close with ‘These Lips’, the track is a fitting encapsulation of the themes and ideas which resonate throughout the new Jessie Ware album; with the light, dark and glamour of a disco ball – revolving with assurance, fun and flair.
80
Slant Magazine
The album embraces a present (and future) where we can at least indulge in the fantasy of feeling good.
80
Rolling Stone
British singer and songwriter’s latest LP zeroes in on the many pleasures of dance music.
80
The Skinny

The dancefloor Jessie Ware opened on her last album What’s Your Pleasure? shows no sign of closing on her new album. In fact, it’s got even sweatier.

80
The Line of Best Fit
At each turn on the album and at meticulously placed lines, she’s surrounded by a chorus of voices that uplift, bring humor to, and highlight her own voice – the message being that she’s the star in this new world.
80
NME
Ware’s finest album of her career is a transformative experience, an outlandishly good record that allows her to let loose.
80
PopMatters

Jessie Ware has continued her disco success with That! Feels Good!, which is somehow even more potent than its predecessor.

60
The Arts Desk

It can all feel a bit too neat and tidy, and you may find yourself craving a bit of grit, strangeness or even sorrow. Sometimes perfection isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Chode
90

Not sure when Jessie Ware randomly decided to become one of the best artists of the decade but I respect it.

By all accounts, the heydays of disco should be far behind us. Back in the ‘70s and early ‘80s, club dance floors sparkled and shined under the illuminating gleam of disco balls; polychromatic floors flashed with a wide array of vivid, eye-catching colors. Mesmerized and seduced by the vibrant, glistening glow that paints the room, and probably under the influence of a shit ... read more

UltimateLifeFrm
100

DISCO IS ALIVE AND HERE TO STAY, BABY!!!

10 years later since her debut album, Jessie Ware's music has been a major influence in my life, with her debut album Devotion being the first album I ever listened to in full when I was 13 and was just speechless by it. Her vocals, emotional range and ability to blend with any genre possible astounded me.

She's been varied from genre to genre throughout her career, with Devotion focusing on a range of R&B, soul, speed garage & sophisti-pop ... read more

MattsReviews
80

Wish she would adopt me so I can have a mother who cooks this much heat 🔥🔥🔥

Kiwo
92

wish i was sexy like that

76

A fun listen. Felt like it was trying a bit hard though.

BlackMamba
90

I’ve always been a fan of Ware so it’s awesome to see her finally find her groove and sound. You can hear how much fun she had making this album, her own personal renaissance. Uplifting, fun tracks that glide over melodies. An absolute party.

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Track List

1That! Feels Good!
4:22
87
2Free Yourself
3:54
92
3Pearls
4:03
91
4Hello Love
4:42
87
5Begin Again
5:24
93
6Beautiful People
3:35
84
7Freak Me Now
3:28
88
8Shake The Bottle
3:23
81
9Lightning
3:10
81
10These Lips
4:21
86
Total Length: 40 minutes
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Added on: January 29, 2023