It is strange that Til Tuesday are known mostly for their first record Voices Carry which actually proves to be their worst (though not bad) effort. It's even stranger that some Aimee Mann fans neglect her Til Tuesday work even though this and the following album rank among her best, whether Solo or not.
Welcome Home thankfully moves away from the commercial, dance-pop sound that ruined some of their debut, in favour of a more organic sound and what a stunning difference it makes. There is not a single filler track on the whole album. Most of the songs here are more melodic and slower than the first album, with many stunning ballads from fan favourite Coming Up Close, to the final track, No One Is Watching You Know.
The band do still prove however, that they can create commercial songs, such as the single of the time, What About Love? It isn't as strong as Voices Carry, but it should have been a lot more successful than it was. Clearly the label didn't like the changes in sound the band were making, proving that record labels really don't know what they are doing when it comes to making music.
All in all, this is one of Aimee's and the bands top records and with the follow-up to this and Aimee's solo debut to come, things only seemed to be getting better.