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Solange - When I Get Home (2019) Published: March 1/19 Released: March 1/19 album R&B/Soul 19 Tracks • 38 Minutes
TRACKWAVE SCORE
The percentage of professional music reviewers who liked this. Above 75% is gold. ?
88%
    SELECTED LINE: It’s an album that feels like it’s hovering rather than actually heading anywhere, diverting rather than impactful. -The Guardian
    When I Get Home is the fourth studio album by Solange, released by Columbia Records from Sony Music Entertainment on March 1, 2019.
    Preview
    1. Things I Imagined1:59
    2. S McGregor (interlude)0:16
    3. Down with the Clique3:42
    4. Way to the Show2:55
    5. Can I Hold the Mic (interlude)0:21
    6. Stay Flo2:55
    7. Dreams2:28
    8. Nothing Without Intention (interlude)0:23
    9. Almeda3:56
    10. Time (Is)3:39
    11. My Skin My Logo2:55
    12. We Deal with the Freak'n (intermission)0:31
    13. Jerrod3:02
    14. Binz1:51
    15. Beltway1:41
    16. Exit Scott (interlude)1:01
    17. Sound of Rain3:05
    18. Not Screwed! (interlude)0:22
    19. I'm a Witness1:51
℗ 2019 Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment
Critic Reviews (76)

A follow-up that doesn't reach for authoritative movement, but instead conjures a fragmented journey.

80% 2 months ago

The Sydney Morning Herald The Sydney Morning Herald (TOP)

A beautifully crafted set of hazy R&B combining woozy, blunted beats and atmospheric, jazz-tinged textures with her supple vocals and lyrics paying tribute to her hometown.

2 months ago

KEXP KEXP

When I Get Home too easily fades into the background: you could read a book and scarcely notice it playing, such is its lack of force or intrigue.

2 months ago

Varsity Varsity

This record is carefully put together and as gracious as it can be - and as we have become accustomed with her.

2 months ago

Konbini Konbini

There’s a directionless dreaminess throughout that disappoints somewhat.

2 months ago

Northern Transmissions Northern Transmissions

Apart from that, there is not much that reminds us of the content and aesthetics of "A Seat At The Table", which is irritating, but also challenging.

2 months ago

SPIEGEL ONLINE SPIEGEL ONLINE

Solange has released an almost successful album.

70% 2 months ago

Dansende Beren Dansende Beren

When I Get Home is the album of someone working with complete self-assurance.

2 months ago

ABC Australia ABC Australia

A musical reward for patient ears.

2 months ago

Dagbladet (NO) Dagbladet (NO)

"When I Get Home" is another quality checkpoint for her career.

90% 2 months ago

Muzika.hr Muzika.hr

Across the record, Solange establishes herself as a talented music composer who can create engaging and interesting songs sans lyrics.

2 months ago

i-D i-D

There’s a warmth that comes along with Solange’s music.

80% 2 months ago


The irreverence and intelligence demonstrated by Solange's progressive vision is striking.

100% 2 months ago

Stereoboard (UK) Stereoboard (UK)

A mellow, intoxicating experience — slightly drifting, yet purposefully so.

2 months ago

The Harvard Crimson The Harvard Crimson

This album feels like the less interesting cousin of its predecessor.

69% 2 months ago

THEFRESHCOMMITTEE THEFRESHCOMMITTEE

When I Get Home is a deeply personal album which ditches the standards of the pop industry in many ways.

90% 2 months ago

Drowned In Sound Drowned In Sound

On When I Get Home, Solange plunges into the editing process without a care in the world, beyond the obvious connotations of home and identity she prefaces in the title.

88% 2 months ago


Fleeting impressions of fluid, contemporary soul songs that fizzle out the moment they’re laid down.

60% 2 months ago

The Observer (UK) The Observer (UK) (TOP)

When I Get Home is a return to Houston, to be sure, but it’s also a journey to Solange’s musical core.

2 months ago


This album is one that seems to be made for her friends, with the wider world lucky to get a listen.

2 months ago


Technically impressive, thematically brilliant, telling an important story in a beautifully stylistic way but ultimately, lacking in actual appeal.

80% 2 months ago

nzherald nzherald

The artist’s voice floats over 19 tracks worth of psychedelic soul, cosmic jazz, and trap beats as she returns to her Houston roots.

2 months ago

Highsnobiety Highsnobiety

While more eclectic and adventurous than its predecessor, When I Get Home is let down by some stiff instrumentals and Solange's inexpressive singing.

60% 2 months ago

theneedledrop theneedledrop

Solange’s latest mystifies and stuns, leaving you awestruck as she cements her legacy as a true generational voice.

83% 2 months ago

Consequence of Sound Consequence of Sound

When I Get Home may be unwieldy and tiring, but it is plenty brilliant as well.

2 months ago


“When I Get Home” is one more step away from ordinary pop expectations.

2 months ago

The New York Times The New York Times (TOP)

Even though Solange handles a lot of influences, the songs of her fourth album all sound like her.

80% 2 months ago

lautde lautde

When I Get Home is significantly more playful and experimental than what the past few years have framed Solange as musically.

2 months ago


When I Get Home, like the city it pays homage to, is a mosaic: screw music, jazz, R&B, trap and funk live right next to one another and often intermingle.

2 months ago


It is a recollection of what inspires Solange, and more importantly, how she wants to inspire the next generation from Houston.

90% 2 months ago

Exclaim Exclaim

These are recordings that invert the generosity of the R&B that influenced them — instead of ramping up yesteryear’s maximalism, these songs make room.

2 months ago

Washington Post Washington Post (TOP)

When I Get Home is a meandering effort that remains intriguing.

2 months ago

The Straits Times The Straits Times (TOP)

If this is the kind of artist she really wants to be, that’s fine — but she’s proven she’s capable of so much more.

2 months ago

UPROXX UPROXX

Solange really misses the mark in When I Get Home, failing to synthesize any of her weirdly charged and strangely composed tracks on the record.

38% 2 months ago

Immortal Reviews Immortal Reviews

At the heart of When I Get Home is Houston.

2 months ago


‘When I Get Home’ reminds us that she’s a frontrunner of R&B in her own right.

100% 2 months ago

New Musical Express (NME) New Musical Express (NME) (TOP)

A fluid collection of songs that spotlight her spectral voice and salute her hometown of Houston.

91% 2 months ago

Entertainment Weekly Entertainment Weekly (TOP)

With When I Get Home, she pays tribute to her roots in Houston by presenting a therapeutic and transfixing scrapbook that seamlessly brings together the past and the future of her home.

80% 2 months ago


Her fourth album favors ambiance, texture, dreaminess.

75% 2 months ago

Chicago Tribune Chicago Tribune (TOP)

'When I Get Home' is an "immersive" album that has to be listened to from start to finish.

78% 2 months ago

jenesaispop (ES) jenesaispop (ES)

Solange turned her sound and lyrics from outside to inside on her fourth LP - creating a mysterious, enchanting R & B album.

80% 2 months ago

ByteFM (DE) ByteFM (DE)

While A Seat at the Table definitely made you feel where Solange was coming from on an emotional level, When I Get Home kicks it up a notch.

2 months ago

Culturess Culturess

When I Get Home is a full-on love letter.

2 months ago

Out Magazine Out Magazine

When I Get Home is exploratory, but still kind of glossy.

84% 2 months ago


This album is an intimate exploration of her Houston roots and black heritage.

2 months ago

NOISEY NOISEY

When I Get Home is a reminder that our birthplace, despite its complicated and ugly nature, is beautiful.

2 months ago

DJ Booth DJ Booth

Solange is creating a beautiful Black America of the mind, imagining how far we would get in a society unencumbered by division and disorder.

2 months ago

Vulture Vulture

Unhurried tempos, vibrating synths, and heavy psychedelic, jazz, and soul influences combine to deliver Solange’s most dreamlike collection of songs yet.

2 months ago

Stereogum Stereogum

The result is a collection that floats more than it kicks, using repetition of short phrases (musical and verbal) across shifting rhythmic structures as its standout device.

2 months ago


When I Get Home is unmistakably Solange’s personalized ode to Houston.

2 months ago


When I Get Home is not a complete reinvention, but more of a reset, or a movement skyward: “Let’s do that again, but this time on the moon.”

2 months ago

The Ringer The Ringer

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

80% 2 months ago

Financial Times Financial Times (TOP)

‘When I Get Home’ is 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.

80% 2 months ago

Clash Music Clash Music

For all the warmth of its homecoming, this remarkable album isn’t about setting aside creative ambition to celebrate one’s humble roots.

2 months ago

Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times (TOP)

At its best it diffuses softly in the air like vapour.

80% 2 months ago

Metro Newspaper UK Metro Newspaper UK

It may be a more demanding album than A Seat at the Table, but the experience is no less rewarding.

2 months ago

The Daily Beast The Daily Beast (TOP)

With her dreamy tribute to her Houston roots, the R&B/soul auteur shows the South has still got something to say.

80% 2 months ago

NOW Magazine NOW Magazine

When I Get Home is a sprawling epic like its predecessor, but a noticeably more psychedelic and experimental one.

2 months ago

BrooklynVegan BrooklynVegan

It begins where her last album left off but from there it goes rapidly down hill.

2 months ago

Thomas Bleach Thomas Bleach

A free-flowing work that blends neo-soul, R&B, blues, and funk elements with contemporary hip-hop influences.

2 months ago

setlist.fm setlist.fm

When I Get Home is not A Seat At The Table, although the plate deepens the dreamy aesthetic of that acclaimed predecessor.

80% 2 months ago

humo (BE) humo (BE)

Tracks that breeze effortlessly from one to another, has a more cosmic and dreamlike quality.

2 months ago

Chicago Tribune Chicago Tribune (TOP)

It’s a fully expressed, beginning-to-end journey.

2 months ago


The record shines from the remarkably positive and proud way in which it celebrates African American culture, as well as Southern heritage, in a voice that is unique and resonant.

2 months ago

Entertainment Voice Entertainment Voice

We'll have to take some time to assess the album in full, but it feels like Solo's got another conceptual winner on her hands with this one.

2 months ago

SoulBounce SoulBounce

Solange Knowles has descended to deliver another heavenly album.

2 months ago

POPSUGAR POPSUGAR

The album has a calming, blissed-out quality, with its layers of sound and enveloping harmonies.

80% 2 months ago

The Independent (UK) The Independent (UK) (TOP)

A fascinating look inside the mind of one of music's most fascinating, idiosyncratic pop stars.

2 months ago


Back in October, Solange promised that the new release would “make your trunk rattle” but also that it was “warm…fluid and more sensual than her last one”. All of this is true.

2 months ago

Elaine L. Elaine L.

The album proves that “A Seat at the Table” — which, along with ‘Lemonade,” gave the Knowles sisters what this critic considered the two best albums of 2016 — was no fluke.

2 months ago


It’s every bit as genius as you would expect.

2 months ago


A deeper step into the personality and unique style that Solange has built for herself.

2 months ago

NEST HQ NEST HQ

The project, a follow-up to her critically acclaimed 2016 album, A Seat at the Table, plays like a love letter to the rich culture of the black diaspora, looking to both the past and the future for inspiration.

2 months ago


I love that this album never gets complacent.

91% 2 months ago

The Ratings Game Music The Ratings Game Music

“When I Get Home” is a challenging and satisfying follow-up to “A Seat at the Table,” one that will probably baffle some fans but intrigue and engage even more.

2 months ago


It’s an album that feels like it’s hovering rather than actually heading anywhere, diverting rather than impactful.

60% 2 months ago

User Reviews (5)

Quint_Deon2 months ago
Solange does it again. Queen is back! 👑 The artist known as SOLANGE is back in full force! Thank you for daring to be different in a world where it’s so easy to sound the same....🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

est...19902 months ago
She can do no wrong! Love this whole album!

Mr bojangles Stl2 months ago
Humming? I don’t know I’m getting old!

LibbbDoggg2 months ago
Solid Gold. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I implore you..... listen to the whole thing straight thru. B R I L L I A N T. 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽

musiqkal gal2 months ago
When I get home Pure genius! The production and the vivid colors used are out of this world. So fresh. Solange has done it again!
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