Home

Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
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  1. The record is patient and delicate, but Chung remains a constant if not aggressive presence within every track, imbuing each with immaculate detail.
  2. 80
    Home is an overall softer, lighter affair and one that deserves attention.
  3. Feb 1, 2013
    80
    Home is a significant statement from a hugely impressive producer at the peak of his powers.
  4. Jan 25, 2013
    78
    Home is an ace of a second album, one which maintains the most important elements of Chung's painstakingly crafted sound while progressing nicely into a friendlier arena.
  5. Feb 12, 2013
    75
    Home might be a bust as an instrumental hip-hop album, but it is very successful as a piece of well-crafted electronic music.
  6. 70
    What happened to Jason Chung’s mind and body in the last three years to prompt such a hesitant album is unclear, but despite its flaws, Home feels like the perfect encapsulation of weakness turning into strength.
  7. Feb 4, 2013
    70
    The record is nothing new, but he somehow manages to make it all his own.
  8. Jan 28, 2013
    70
    Home's biggest problem is that it can easily drift by almost unnoticed.
  9. Jan 25, 2013
    70
    It's frequently beautiful, but perhaps too ephemeral an experience to establish a hold on anyone with more than music on their mind.
  10. Jan 25, 2013
    70
    The glinting "Glue" and well-titled "Snap" excepted, they [the nine remaining tracks, all instrumentals] lack the muscle of Chung's earlier releases, but they're more evocative--detailed enough to withstand numerous plays whenever comforting, if downcast and unobtrusive, abstract hip-hop is sought.
  11. Jan 25, 2013
    70
    The template hasn't changed much, and to some extent this is no bad thing.
  12. 67
    It’s bizarre, and at times beautiful, but overall it leaves a longing for some direction, some movement in this exploration of the abyss.
  13. Jun 6, 2013
    60
    These songs work together as a complete experience; with the exception of the single-bait “Eclipse”, there’s nothing here that stands out over the rest.
  14. Q Magazine
    Feb 8, 2013
    60
    Sometimes, it sounds so soporific that there's a lingering sense Chung can't quite be bothered to up the tempo. [Mar 2013, p.108]
  15. Jan 25, 2013
    40
    Home feels like an afterthought, the sound of Chung's craft diluted to the point where it's barely there.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Oct 10, 2014
    5
    This album just doesn't give off the same vibes as Drift did. I'm not very impressed. It's just another standard, downtempo electronic record.This album just doesn't give off the same vibes as Drift did. I'm not very impressed. It's just another standard, downtempo electronic record. Favorite track: Home Full Review »
  2. Apr 7, 2013
    8
    Deep and spacey, Home is an incredible, evocative album. His mastery of nuanced and poignant instrumental music is evident. The number ofDeep and spacey, Home is an incredible, evocative album. His mastery of nuanced and poignant instrumental music is evident. The number of times I have heard this album from beginning to end is too multitudinous to count. Full Review »