Coming Home (Music - Lionel Richie) On his eighth solo album, Coming Home , Richie collaborates with producers who are young enough to be his kids — Dallas Austin, Jermaine Dupri,… Coming Home (Music - Lionel Richie) On his eighth solo album, Coming Home , Richie collaborates with producers who are young enough to be his kids — Dallas Austin, Jermaine Dupri,… 2006-09-14 Lionel Richie R&B
Music Review

Coming Home (2006)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Sep 14, 2006; Lead Performance: Lionel Richie; Genre: R&B

On his eighth solo album, Coming Home, Richie collaborates with producers who are young enough to be his kids — Dallas Austin, Jermaine Dupri, Raphael Saadiq — in a bid to update his quiet-storm sound for modern R&B ears. The move pays off, as Richie's silky voice glides through tracks like the throbbing, bongo-laden house workout ''All Around the World'' and the blippy R&B single ''I Call It Love.'' But dentists of America, don't fret: The '80s soft-pop titan hedges his bets by also including plenty of his trademark banal ballads.

Originally posted Sep 08, 2006 Published in issue #897 Sep 15, 2006 Order article reprints
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