Home - Rudimental
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Overall, Rudimental have shown themselves to be a talented band of men.
  2. Apr 26, 2013
    70
    Home walks the fine line between commercial viability and musical integrity with confidence and flair.
  3. Apr 26, 2013
    80
    Overall, the hybrids hold together: as their No. 1 single ‘Feel The Love’ has shown, this may well be an experiment with the mainstream that pays off big time.
  4. May 20, 2013
    80
    With its beautifully balances smorgasbord of UK garage, drum 'n 'bass, this is the album the person on the night bus in records by Burial would really be digging. [Jun 2013, p.89]
  5. Apr 29, 2013
    60
    Rudimental have already shown on their tremendously successful singles that they have that special knack for making exciting and diverse pop. Sadly on Home it is a knack that we hear too little of.
  6. 70
    Head for Home if you want to hear where drum'n'bass, dubstep, garage and old-school jungle meet in 2013, but really just pick it up if you're looking for more bangers than a barbecue at a firework factory.
  7. Aug 8, 2013
    60
    At times, those love ballads veer into over-the-top Leona Lewis territory (Emeli Sandé’s More Than Anything) that only the Brits, it seems, can get away with.
  8. Aug 12, 2013
    64
    Rudimental are casting a wider musical net than their peers, which has the unintended effect of magnifying their flaws by comparison, making for a decent but ultimately second-tier effort in a crowded year for big-ticket dance-pop.
  9. Aug 1, 2013
    60
    Home doesn’t successfully balance variety and cohesiveness, and as a result, Home sounds more like a collection of songs than a listening experience that is meant to be heard front to back.
  10. Apr 29, 2013
    60
    Those two moments ["Powerless" and "Waiting All Night"] aside, Home is a very satisfying debut. [May 2013, p.107]
  11. Aug 6, 2013
    80
    At its best, Home is a sumptuous, thrilling experience on a purely sonic level. There are absolutely zero boring moments here, and the details are often transcendent.
  12. May 2, 2013
    74
    Home is a sometimes captivating, occasionally flawed, but always intriguing release.
  13. Apr 26, 2013
    60
    You catch several moments of inspiration but overall there's the sense of things having been made to a template.
  14. 80
    Just when you think it's done, it finds another gear through the ingenious addition of a subtle offbeat that kicks the groove up a notch--the kind of sly, brilliant touch that suggests Rudimental are worthy heirs to the likes of Soul II Soul and Basement Jaxx.
  15. A skittering collage of vocal drum'n'bass, garage, and funky house that parties, in the best way, like it's July 1999.
  16. Apr 29, 2013
    60
    The soul vocals of 22-year-old Yorkshire lad John Newman helped send the hit ["Feel The Love"] into anthemic stratospheres. The rest of this debut doesn't quite take off in the same way.
User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jun 25, 2013
    6
    Not bad but tries to cover all bases for all tastes in a half baked manner. Still a decent listen and vastly superior to the identikit Swedish House Mafia and David Guetta attempts at dance music. Full Review »
  2. May 9, 2013
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. This album is just so so good. A mix of drum and bass along with the odd bit of dance and pop. By far, my favorite track on the album is "Powerless" with Becky Hill, who was a semi finalist on the first series of The Voice UK. Its so so good, and very powerful.
    My mum, who hates drum and bass actually loves this album & has it on repeat in the car. This is just amazing! Go & buy it!
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