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When I Get Home

Solange

When I Get Home

Fourth studio album of hip-hop tinged r&b from the Houston-born singer, produced by herself alongside some high-profile collaborators such as Pharrell, Earl Sweatshirt and Panda Bear

ADM rating[?]

8.1

Label
Saint Records/Columbia
UK Release date
01/03/2019
US Release date
01/03/2019
  1. 10.0 |   NME

    A celebration of women, black culture and – above all – music
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  2. 9.1 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Mystifies and stuns, leaving you awestruck as she cements her legacy as a true generational voice
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  3. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    Driven by feelings, mindfulness and a newfound sense of purpose, the avant-garde album takes on an intensified jazz approach filled with sonic repetition, chord progression and freeform collaboration
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  4. 9.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    In essence, When I Get Home is a deeply personal album which ditches the standards of the pop industry in many ways
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  5. 9.0 |   PopMatters

    Plays like a dream, but its logic is sound
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  6. 8.4 |   Pitchfork

    Using everything from spiritual jazz to Gucci Mane, Solange conjures her hometown with exceptional songcraft and production
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  7. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Like Solange herself, the music on Home is unrestrained and freeform. It’s jazzy, funky, brassy and warm
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  8. 8.0 |   DIY

    A beautiful stream of consciousness, ‘Home’ is the sound of an artist, donning a cloak of creative freedom. It’s a look that suits her
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  9. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Her sense of artistic freedom breathes life into this deeply engaging record
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  10. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Choosing to make something that sounds so willfully separate from A Seat at the Table was perhaps the only possible route to keep this album from standing in the shadows of its predecessor
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  11. 8.0 |   The FT

    Fluid tracks and many references to Houston neighbourhoods create the feel of one continuous concept track
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  12. 8.0 |   NOW

    Songs play out like mantras, her rawness manifesting as repetition
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  13. 8.0 |   All Music

    Compared to A Seat at the Table, the balance of which processed anguish and anger, this is lighter and freer, above all else a luxuriant bliss-out
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  14. 8.0 |   Clash

    A triumph, and is the kind of album you put on to reach your calming, safe place, when you get home at the end of a long day
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  15. 8.0 |   The Independent

    Where 2016's A Seat At The Table commanded respect, action and validation to an extent, When I Get Home offers respite, support and hope
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  16. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    An album that feels like it’s hovering rather than actually heading anywhere, diverting rather than impactful
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  17. 6.0 |   Gig Soup

    Feels like a step backwards after Solange released one of the albums of the decade just three years ago
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