Jessie Ware - Glasshouse
Critic Score
Based on 16 reviews
2017 Ratings: #601 / 880
User Score
Based on 177 ratings
2017 Ratings: #280
Liked by 4 people
October 20, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
PMR, Island, Friends Keep Secrets, Interscope / Label
Pop Soul, R&B / Genres
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The Line of Best Fit

She could’ve been forgiven for taking her time with this third record, but when you hear it, you can tell that these songs were bursting to get out of Ware; that she’s delivered them with such nuance and intelligence lends considerable credence to the idea that her more devoted followers have proposed ever since Devotion. She is, by a distance, Britain’s most underrated pop star.

A.V. Club
Ware walks the tightwire, and the result is as thrilling, in its own quiet way, as anything she’s produced.
The 405
This album feels reflective of Jessie’s present, a person balancing beautifully between artist, mother and lover.

Each song on Glasshouse has its own distinct aesthetic; unlike her previous albums, 2012’s Devotion and 2014’s Tough Love, there are no songs here that could be confused for each other, none that seem an afterthought carved from the greater mood of the album.

God Is in the TV
She radiates the beauty in her life through these warm songs. It’s easy to spend time getting to know these songs, and getting to know her as a person, too.
Northern Transmissions
After three years away, Jessie Ware’s third album shows a performer that knows how to get her emotion across on a microphone.
Under The Radar
This is one for the moms, and that's not an insult. Jessie Ware should be every Adele fan's new favorite artist, and that's not an insult either. In fact, it's a blessing that such pure, no-frills, sentimental pop should come from someone with the indie clout Ware still carries around.

Jessie Ware's third album is packed with finely woven adult-pop ballads about lust, longing, commitment, and reassurance -- all traits shared with Devotion and Tough Love -- but it couldn't have been made at any other point in the artist's life.

Slant Magazine

With affectionate stability at home, perhaps she'll be emboldened to take greater risks as an artist, marking the polished, pleasurable Glasshouse not as a culminating point, but the start of a bold, new direction. For the singer-songwriter, contentment need not equal complacency.

The Guardian

On Glasshouse, she manages to harness her rarely seen diva mode in among the pared-back hallmarks, but the result is a mixed one.

Jessie Ware’s third album ‘Glasshouse’ promised to break the glass ceiling, but instead finds the singer treading lukewarm water.
Consequence of Sound

Glasshouse has more focus and consistency than Tough Love, but few moments herein match her earlier heights.

‘Glasshouse’ isn’t exactly groundbreaking. It could also do with being about half its mighty 17-track length.
Midnight - 100
Thinking About You - 100
Stay Awake, Wait For Me - 90
Your Domino - 100
Alone - 100
Selfish Love - 80
First Time - 90
Hearts - 100
Slow Me Down - 80
Finish What We Started - 90
Last of the True Believers (feat. Paul Buchanan) - 100
Sam - 90
TOP TRACKS - YOUR DOMINO, ALONE, Finish What We Started.

I dont understand a low rating from users...
(Standard Version) "Glasshouse" definitely has its great moments, but it often lacks the interesting production that is present in Jessie's earlier albums. I do, however, admire it for its consistency. It has more of a stripped-back sound, which works well most of the time. Even on the songs I find to be less impressive, her voice remains as beautiful as ever.

Favorites: Thinking About You, Alone, Selfish Love
O melhor álbum de sua carreira, Jessie Ware finalmente buscou ritmos e uma produção impecável que combinasse com sua voz que é muito, muito e muito leve. Cada música abrilhanta a outra, todas tem ótimos potenciais para singles. É indiscutível o talento da cantora, pois ela conseguiu juntar seu poder vocal e sua criatividade de produção e entregou um trabalho coeso e fantástico.
Her third album is not her strongest. The songs are all too similar.
Best songs: Your Domino, Selfish Love, Midnight
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Track List

  1. Midnight
  2. Thinking About You
  3. Stay Awake, Wait For Me
  4. Your Domino
  5. Alone
  6. Selfish Love
  7. First Time
  8. Hearts
  9. Slow Me Down
  10. Finish What We Started
  11. Last of the True Believers (feat. Paul Buchanan)
  12. Sam
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Added on: September 10, 2017