Let Them Talk

User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 32
  2. Negative: 2 out of 32

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  1. Dec 28, 2011
    6
    What a terrific first album from an incredible man. Even though I'm not very into blue, I can totally argue that Hugh's album changed my point of view immediately. His voice suits the music so great, the way he plays the guitar and piano... He's such a unbelievable master. A real surprise from start to finish, some excellent arrangements of real blues Tunes.
  2. Nov 30, 2011
    9
    Besides the celebrity status of the lead performer, there are a couple of areas that distinguish this album from similar efforts. One of the more interesting is that there arenâ
  3. Sep 24, 2012
    10
    Hugh Laurie is an excellent musician, and has great skill with the piano and the guitar, it makes him a complete musician. Apart managed to combine the best tracks of Blues with his voice and that's very unusual.
  4. Aug 20, 2017
    9
    The efforts of Hugh Laurie as musician are charming so compelling as same playing piano, harmonica or guitar. Every blues song has some essence of TV series House MD, making remind the funniest and dramatic moments. Bravo.
Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Sep 6, 2011
    40
    This is no disaster on the level of, say, a Leonard Nimoy or Don Johnson album, but given Laurie's outspoken love for New Orleans and the involvement of Henry and his crew, Let Them Talk still falls well short of expectations.
  2. May 25, 2011
    80
    No embarrassing side-project, Let Them Talk turns out to showcase heartfelt and sensitively handled musicianship from one of our finest all-round entertainers.
  3. Mojo
    May 18, 2011
    60
    Laurie is best on standards such as St James Infirmary and Buddy Bolden's Blues, playing piano on them with strength and sensitivity. [Jun 2011, p.104]