19 Songs, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

In the three years since her seminal album A Seat at the Table, Solange has broadened her artistic reach, expanding her work to museum installations, unconventional live performances, and striking videos. With her fourth album, When I Get Home, the singer continues to push her vision forward with an exploration of roots and their lifelong influence. In Solange's case, that’s the culturally rich Houston of her childhood. Some will know these references — candy paint, the late legend DJ Screw — via the city’s mid-aughts hip-hop explosion, but through Solange’s lens, these same touchstones are elevated to high art.

A diverse group of musicians was tapped to contribute to When I Get Home, including Tyler, the Creator, Chassol, Playboi Carti, Standing on the Corner, Panda Bear, Devin the Dude, The-Dream, and more. There are samples from the works of under-heralded H-town legends: choreographer Debbie Allen, actress Phylicia Rashad, poet Pat Parker, even the rapper Scarface. The result is a picture of a particular Houston experience as only Solange could have painted it — the familiar reframed as fantastic.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

In the three years since her seminal album A Seat at the Table, Solange has broadened her artistic reach, expanding her work to museum installations, unconventional live performances, and striking videos. With her fourth album, When I Get Home, the singer continues to push her vision forward with an exploration of roots and their lifelong influence. In Solange's case, that’s the culturally rich Houston of her childhood. Some will know these references — candy paint, the late legend DJ Screw — via the city’s mid-aughts hip-hop explosion, but through Solange’s lens, these same touchstones are elevated to high art.

A diverse group of musicians was tapped to contribute to When I Get Home, including Tyler, the Creator, Chassol, Playboi Carti, Standing on the Corner, Panda Bear, Devin the Dude, The-Dream, and more. There are samples from the works of under-heralded H-town legends: choreographer Debbie Allen, actress Phylicia Rashad, poet Pat Parker, even the rapper Scarface. The result is a picture of a particular Houston experience as only Solange could have painted it — the familiar reframed as fantastic.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
561 Ratings
561 Ratings
RamonaOfEssex ,

When I Get Home

I was REALLY excited about this album when she announced it earlier today. I find Solange very appealing visually but she sounds COMPLETELY horrible. This album is not good at all girl. It sounds like a bunch of jumbled instruments & her voice is like an underlying noise. Nothing stands out in this album. The only song i found listenable was Way to the Show but only bc i liked the video she posted of it on her Instagram. Visually, Solange is STUNNING but her music doesn’t add up. It’s like it’s supposed to sound funky yet alt-r&b yet jazzy??? Idk it’s bad. The album cover is pretty but that’s about it.

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No ma’am...

Why does every song sound the same? It’s like one long song.

P_Diesel ,

Solange's mixed tape

This album is more conceptual than a body of work expected to sell millions. She's delivering a vibe and a step deeper into the world of blackness. It's a higher level conversation than would be expected from someone her age and a welcomed shift from the scramble to express like everyone else on the radio. I'm electing to purchase this album as a reflection of this awareness.

Grab a glass of wine, maybe a little medicinal Marijuana, put on some sweats and fully vibe out my brothers & sistas. ✊🏽

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