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Coming Home

Leon Bridges

Coming Home

Debut LP from the Texas gospel/soul singer

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  1. 9.5 |   Paste Magazine

    Coming Home, however unintentionally, represents the spiritual cleansing and soulful healing we need right now. It’s the sound of an era where civil rights seemed so desperate, but progress also felt in reach
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  2. 9.0 |   Gig Soup

    A fantastic introduction to gifted individual who is not afraid to show where his influences come from
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  3. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    This is not just a nostalgia act; this is music from the heart, and the soul
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  4. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Leon Bridges harkens back to that earlier era of rock history when quiet and sincere could be just as radical as its opposite
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  5. 8.0 |   NOW

    The understated arrangements allow us to really hear his voice, unadorned by excessive studio shaping
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  6. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Bridges makes the art of writing infectious songs seem like the easiest thing in the world to do
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  7. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    Bridges is a subtle soul man with a tender touch rather than a vocal powerhouse.
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  8. 8.0 |   Clash

    Bridges' sound is the pinnacle of a young artist transmitting a dated sound and bringing it straight into the 21st century
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  9. 8.0 |   NME

    Exists in a satin-swathed timewarp that takes you back 55 years
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  10. 8.0 |   Uncut

    A throwback album that's also blessed with modesty
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  11. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Refreshingly innocent, functioning as an ideal summer soundtrack. Print edition only

  12. 8.0 |   Q

    The real deal, #nofilter. Print edition only

  13. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Studied and nostalgic, but also immediate and emotionally true
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  14. 7.0 |   Spin

    It’s completely possible, even probable, that as he grows as an artist, he’ll grow more comfortable in his resurrected genre that nonetheless already comes very easily to him
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  15. 7.0 |   Pitchfork

    Bridges is just starting out and there are enough signs on Coming Home that he's only going to get better
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  16. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    His smooth, Sam Cooke-esque croon makes Coming Home the best kind of nostalgia trip
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  17. 7.0 |   The Music

    For a debut, it’s remarkably consistent, but so much so, it occasionally translates into tedium
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  18. 6.7 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    The album is one giant, immaculate anachronism, unimpeachable, but rarely brave
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  19. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Bridges has a fantastic voice, but you sense he’s also yet to truly find it
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  20. 6.0 |   DIY

    This debut sets a nice, if mostly safe, blueprint - if he opts to take more risks next time round, we’ll have a unique talent on our hands
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  21. 6.0 |   All Music

    It's all a pleasing time warp without turbulence, one with songs built more to evoke the past than to last in one's memory
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  22. 5.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    In 2015, is there any need to approximate the sound and style of early ‘60s soul?
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