Let It Rain - Tracy Chapman
Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. The results are compelling and restrained, with hand claps, creaking organ and thudding bass drums joining Chapman's melancholy pipes.
  2. 80
    A dark, methodical, and ultimately beautiful album.
  3. This is the CD you play on the drive home after the breakup. [21 Oct 2002]
  4. 70
    These days her winning innocence has turned to mature craft, but she's lost none of her integrity or emotional honesty. [Dec 2002, p.129]
  5. 70
    [The] material [is] often so simple in construction that a check of the enclosed lyric sheet is sometimes necessary to ensure the songs really exist. [Jan 2003, p.102]
  6. Many of the songs have a similar feel and lack distinctive melodies to keep them from blending together.
  7. The tunes are serviceable, if hardly Fast Car. [Dec 2002, p.102]
  8. 40
    Too much about Tracy Chapman's Let It Rain is austere. [#12, p.138]
  9. It's a harrowing trip, and while clearly heartfelt, one is left with the impression that Let It Rain isn't so much meant to be enjoyed as pitied.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. jayman
    Sep 20, 2005
    10
    I'm listening to this again....perfect. Happy always gets me...and always will.
  2. SaraL
    Aug 2, 2003
    9
    Forget those other critics, this was a great CD as always Tracy. You're the best! These fools don't know what good music is they Forget those other critics, this was a great CD as always Tracy. You're the best! These fools don't know what good music is they probably listen to Britany Spears!! Come on us smart ones know the real deal!!! Your the best!@ Full Review »
  3. lorienb
    Dec 4, 2002
    9
    I think it is much more like her roots than the past albums have been.