Didn't It Rain - Hugh Laurie
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  • Summary: Joe Henry returns as producer for the second jazz/blues release for actor-singer Hugh Laurie.
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  1. Aug 6, 2013
    70
    It’s hard to pull off this kind of stuff successfully, anyway, but it’s even harder when you have to battle the preconceptions that come with initially making your bones as an actor. Hugh Laurie overcomes all those obstacles with a collection that doesn’t reach too far beyond what it wants to do (and for that type of self-awareness alone the whole thing should be lauded).
  2. It’s surprisingly how unaffecting and mediocre most of it is.
  3. May 7, 2013
    60
    Whilst there are occasional high points, it’s best to cherry-pick the highlights from Didn’t It Rain and leave the rest.
  4. May 7, 2013
    60
    Nobody is concerned with reinterpreting the songs or surprising a listener, they just want to enjoy re-creating sounds and tunes they've loved, an attitude that's rarely alienating although it's never quite infectious, either.
  5. May 20, 2013
    60
    No one sounds like they are having much fun on this follow-up and his rearrangements of the classics on piano add nothing new to the songs. [Jun 2013, p.84]
  6. Aug 6, 2013
    60
    If Laurie hasn't produced something new under the sun, he nonetheless brings more light to certain dark places of the songbook than all too many American interpreters.
  7. May 7, 2013
    60
    Laurie reprises his well-intentioned but essentially unconvincing bluesman shtick. [Jun 2013, p.75]

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