Coming Home is a predictably solid set of roots-rock from Joe Grushecky, finding the singer/songwriter turning down the volume of his bar band slightly and concentrating on more reflective music. Like American Babylon, Coming Home features a selection of songs -- this time four -- that were co-written with Bruce Springsteen, but that doesn't really make a difference: when it comes down to it, Gruschecky is solid, dependable heartland rocker, capable of both driving bar-band rock & roll and Dylanesque ballads, and he delivers each time around. There's no surprises on Coming Home, but it's as comfortable as your favorite chair.
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AllMusic Review by Thom Owens