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  • Summary: A surprise release in conjunction with her similarly titled Netflix documentary, Beyoncé's latest live album consists of 38 tracks recorded during her 2018 Coachella performances, plus a pair of new studio recordings, the Maze cover "Before I Let Go" and "I Been On."
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
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  1. Apr 23, 2019
    100
    Beyoncé’s ambitions outstrip those of her peers. ... Yes, Homecoming is one of the greatest live albums ever. If nothing else, the intention behind her performance makes it so. ... So much action. So many cues and rhythms, so much narrative momentum. Its melodic and rhythmic quotes need footnotes to fully absorb, and her voice resonates with history. Still, calling it the best live album of all time may be a stretch. ... Hell if I know, but it ranks way, way up there. ... So yeah, it’s fair to say that Beyoncé, and this work, is genius.
  2. Apr 23, 2019
    96
    Not only is Homecoming an artistically-sound triumph, it’s a cultural touchstone and, quite possibly, the live album of a generation.
  3. Apr 19, 2019
    93
    Homecoming is an important document of those [Coachella] performances, with careful mixing and engineering that render each track with stunning lucidity.
  4. Apr 23, 2019
    90
    As far as concert albums go, Homecoming is a master class in technical prowess, crowd pleasing, and soulful substance. Channeling the spirit of African queen Nefertiti (whose image she adopted for this show), Beyoncé proved to be a ruler in her own right, lording over Coachella for two career-defining nights.
  5. Apr 18, 2019
    90
    An awe-inspiring greatest hits set.
  6. Apr 12, 2021
    70
    Long segments don't even feature Beyoncé, which can be trying on the album but in the film are understood as the accompaniment to dance routines and skits.
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 6 out of 122
  1. Sep 24, 2019
    10
    Álbum aclamadissimo pela crítica, Beyoncé mostrando que sempre pode fazer o melhor
  2. Jul 20, 2019
    10
    Beyoncé é definitivamente a maior artista de todos os tempos. Trabalhos bem minimalistas, coesos e com impacto cultural.
  3. Apr 20, 2019
    10
    The greatest performer of all time released a live album of the greatest performance of all time, what else is there to say? Pure excellence.
  4. Jun 22, 2020
    10
    Black excellence at its finest. Good job B. Best live album ever from the best female entertainer of all time!
  5. Jul 13, 2019
    10
    Amazing. Phenomenal. Most fantastic live album I've ever heard! Would definitely recommend giving this and watching the documentary a try!
  6. Apr 21, 2019
    10
    This shattering collage of her work proves she is one of the most formidable and talented artists in the world. Beyoncé and all the otherThis shattering collage of her work proves she is one of the most formidable and talented artists in the world. Beyoncé and all the other performers from this show should feel so proud of what they have accomplished. We are so lucky to be alive in this era. Beyoncé is a god. THANK YOU BEYONCÉ. Expand
  7. Mar 19, 2021
    0
    It's just a MESS. I don't understand why it has 98 metacritic score. I think the reviewers are deaf?

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