Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
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  1. Jan 22, 2021
    92
    “Home” is bookended with a musical tactic that is both perfect and obvious: cantos sung by the Danish National Girls’ Choir. ... But as with everything Rhye, it’s all in service of Milosh’s crystalline voice.
  2. Jan 22, 2021
    80
    This being the Rhye album with the most layers, Milosh was wise to employ the brilliant Alan Moulder (My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails, the Killers) as mixing engineer. Every change pays off.
  3. Jan 22, 2021
    80
    A record that allows itself space to shfit and evolve, ‘Home’ is both airy and immersed in strong roots. A Canadian in Los Angeles, Rhye is proof that ‘Home’ is where the heart is.
  4. 80
    Home sounds like an invitation to a decedent, warmly lit house party where there may or may not be a jar of keys in the corner.
  5. Feb 5, 2021
    70
    It’s comforting like an old blanket. Perhaps a bit itchy in places, but when things get cold it’s just what you need.
  6. Rolling Stone
    Feb 4, 2021
    70
    His whispery falsetto and meditative grooves will draw you in. [Feb 2021, p.73]
  7. Jan 22, 2021
    70
    Home is an ambitious effort and contains some of the most exciting music released by Rhye. There are disappointments on the album, but they are equaled, if not exceeded, by the number of exciting successes on the album.
  8. Uncut
    Jan 21, 2021
    70
    For the most part, Milosh goes for mood over hooks, but the sultry "Helpless" seductively sports both. [Feb 2021, p.32]
  9. Jan 21, 2021
    70
    While Home lacks the consistency of previous records, it makes a strong case for Rhye as a pop star waiting in the wings, à la the Weeknd, thanks to a voice versatile enough to complement any instrumental choice. Four albums in, Rhye has finally begun to branch out, and not a moment too soon.
  10. Jan 25, 2021
    66
    Home works as a sensual mood-setting exercise, but less so as a distinct creative statement.
  11. Jan 22, 2021
    64
    Rhye has always specialized in making the kind of dance music that operates at a cool temperature, feeling sexy and sensuous without going full dancefloor. ... Milosh does it again here, and makes room for some nice textural and instrumental details, but as Home closes with another heavenly choir piece, it accidentally suggests something about Rhye: maybe it’s time to try some new tricks.
  12. Mojo
    Jan 21, 2021
    60
    Home is as challenging as it is comforting. [Mar 2021, p.85]
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jan 23, 2021
    7
    The critics score average spot on I believe. Maybe he should stop pumping out albums every year or every other year and let his music matureThe critics score average spot on I believe. Maybe he should stop pumping out albums every year or every other year and let his music mature even more for some time. It's still good, but it's not a progression. It's hanging on the threshold. Full Review »
  2. Feb 6, 2021
    6
    This album is just a two to three songs cut into 13 pieces to form an album. All were the same. Not impressed.