The Top 30 Albums Of 2019 (So Far): Solange – 'When I Get Home'

1 July 2019 | 1:43 pm | Cyclone Wehner

'The Music' team on the albums you need to hear from 2019.

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"When I Get Home is pithy with 13 songs (and six interludes) clocking in at 40 minutes – but it feels epic." – Cyclone

Solange Knowles' creative evolution has been riveting, her albums now pop culture events. This year the super-auteur followed 2016's A Seat At The Table with a comparatively subliminal project. When I Get Home feels like, if not a mixtape, then a moodtape. 

Revisiting her old home city of Houston, Texas, Knowles explores such themes as roots, belonging and collective memory. Aptly, she embeds low-slung Southern hip hop into jazz and psych-soul, the music's overall hypnotic effect enhanced by her use of repetition (cue: Things I Imagined).

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