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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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What happened at the New Wil'ins? Bitch, I'm back by popular demand Y'all haters corny with that Illuminati mess Paparazzi, catch my fly, and my... See the rest of the song lyrics
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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 18, 2019
    90
    An awe-inspiring greatest hits set.
  5. 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.
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  1. Jul 19, 2019
    10
    Best of the bests! All songs from the album is wisely selected by the Queen bey and her live vocals are insanely powerful and unique. Bless weBest of the bests! All songs from the album is wisely selected by the Queen bey and her live vocals are insanely powerful and unique. Bless we are born at the era of Beyoncé! Expand
  2. Jul 13, 2019
    10
    Wow this was amazing! Beyoncé is a firework! She’s the greatest performer of all time! I am amazed and delighted
  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. Aug 6, 2019
    10
    Beyoncé juntando seus maiores hits em uma apresentação ao vivo. Alguma dúvida de que sairia algo diferente da perfeição?
  5. Apr 24, 2019
    10
    A lot of the hive already had the legendary Beychella audio but nothing compares to a project straight from the queen herself. Of course beingA lot of the hive already had the legendary Beychella audio but nothing compares to a project straight from the queen herself. Of course being the audio from the legendary performance albums was already going to be grand. But it’s the additions of Blue Ivy’s vocals, the cover of Before I Let Go and the first official release of I Been On is what really pushes this album over the edge. Another masterful job done by Beyoncé Expand
  6. Apr 24, 2019
    10
    An inventive and potently black performance at the whitest, most mainstream festival in the world, forever immortalised in audio/visual form.An inventive and potently black performance at the whitest, most mainstream festival in the world, forever immortalised in audio/visual form. Pure affirmation that Beyoncé is the performer of a generation, if not of all time, as well as a creative monolith the industry is yet to seriously challenge. Expand
  7. Jun 3, 2019
    0
    More of the same. And tracks in their incomplete version being sung.
    It should not be cool to pretend this is a good job.

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