Let's Just Be

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5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 5 out of 16

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  1. RichardH
    Apr 23, 2007
    6
    On comparison with his earlier albums this one leaves me feeling a bit empty. Most of the beauty is gone from Arthur's signature sound on this disk and it's replaced by a dry, arid sound that is slightly cold and impersonal. While it feels like the band was making a shot at a 'rock' record, it is the softer moments that stand out. There are still worthwhile songs on On comparison with his earlier albums this one leaves me feeling a bit empty. Most of the beauty is gone from Arthur's signature sound on this disk and it's replaced by a dry, arid sound that is slightly cold and impersonal. While it feels like the band was making a shot at a 'rock' record, it is the softer moments that stand out. There are still worthwhile songs on the disk, just don't expect to hear the Joseph Arthur that you've grown to know through the years. Expand
  2. GeraldW
    Apr 21, 2007
    4
    Disappointing to say the least. Seems he could use a good producer and editor. Redemption's Son is still an all time classic album though
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59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Paste Magazine
    70
    A chaotic mix of gorgeous T. Rex acoustic reveries, cheeky Stones-inflected rockers and studio-jam goofiness. [Apr 2007, p.55]
  2. Entertainment Weekly
    75
    Unfortunately, Arthur drags his backing players through a good deal of hoarsely hollered filler between [the] peaks. [20 Apr 2007, p.62]
  3. Some more outré passages could have benefited from mad-scientist tinkering. But the mad-Mick Jagger that Arthur affects on the nasty "Cocaine Feet" and elsewhere is still nicely twisted.