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Coming Home

Lionel Richie

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Album Review

Lionel Richie's eighth studio album as a solo artist is led by "I Call It Love," a lightly buoyant and bittersweet single produced by Swedish hitmakers Stargate, the same team that helped boost Ne-Yo's In My Own Words. It's an ideal match, one that should've been made more than once. Too much of Coming Home is merely pleasant — particularly the adult contemporary fare, with the exception of "I Love You" — or too conscious of remaining with the times. While the likes of "Why" and "Up All Night" involved Richie's songwriting in some capacity, just about any twentysomething vocalist could be fronting them; the same goes for the Jermaine Dupri-produced "What You Are." The stab at emotionally cleansing reggae of the Bob Marley variety, "Stand Down," comes up short as well. That said, at least half the album should satisfy Richie's longtime followers.

Customer Reviews

Great R&B Album

Lionel did a wonderful job with this album. I can just listen to how well his R&B music really is. No doubt about that.

Very NICE ALBUM!!!

This is one of my favorite albums of Lionel Richie. I'm surprised he didn't receive more awards for this album. He has such a nice distinguish voice. "Sweet Vacation" has a nice hip beat that makes you sway. "I'm Coming Home" is very relate-able. The words are so appropriate in many situations.

One Of The Best

This is one of my favorite R&B albums by him he did a great job on this album if he keep making ablums like this he gets my vote.

Biography

Born: June 20, 1949 in Tuskegee, AL

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

After leaving the Commodores, Lionel Richie became one of the most successful male solo artists of the '80s, arguably eclipsed during his 1981-1987 heyday only by Michael Jackson and Prince. Richie dominated the pop charts during that period with an incredible run of 13 consecutive Top Ten hits, five of them number ones. As his popularity skyrocketed, Richie moved further away from his R&B origins and concentrated more on adult contemporary balladry, which had been one of his strengths even as...
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