Album Reviews: Rufus Wainwright - 'All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu' (Polydor)

Album Reviews: Rufus Wainwright - 'All Days Are...

Where his last album collapsed under the weight of opulent arrangements that disguised the fact it only had one great tune, this is just Rufus and a piano. Or Rufus! Naked! as many a fan will shiver in anticipation. At times it reaches the heights...

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Album review: Rufus Wainwright - 'Milwaukee At Last!!!' (Decca)

Album review: Rufus Wainwright - 'Milwaukee At...

The popular image of Mr Wainwright is of a petulant, opera-loving egotist. The type of guy who’d blast into a funeral, screeching “Where are the garlands dedicated to me?” as the congregation attempt to sing ‘Ave Maria’ over the...

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Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright

Get beyond the fact that, in roughly five years, Rufus will be holed-up in some Las Vegas ballroom playing to thousands of walking corpses looking for someone else to rattle their jewellery to now Barbra Streisand’s had herself cryogenically...

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Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright

It must be hard, y'know, being named after a dog. And other stuff too, going on the lyrics contained within "Rules And Regulations". "I will never be as cute as you/According to the board of human relations", trills Rufus, with such dramatic...

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Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright

If his 2001 album ‘Poses’ charted a wide-eyed ascent into the drug-fuelled New York celebrity lifestyle and the brilliant follow-ups ‘Want One’ and ‘Want Two’ represented the comedown, ‘Release The Stars’ is Rufus Wainwright’s...

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Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright

Of course Rufus Wainwright is wonderful and brilliant and everything, but does anybody else find him slightly less palatable since he started enjoying the addled patronage of Elton John – the only enduring rock musician who has never been any...

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Wainwright, Rufus : Poses

Wainwright, Rufus : Poses

Sweet but deadly, the world of Rufus Wainwright. Full of love that offers fleeting epiphanies and lasting aches. Chocolate that tastes beautiful, but makes you fat. Drugs that take you higher but fracture your mind. If he had a signature pose, it...

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Wainwright, Rufus : Crumb By Crumb

Wainwright, Rufus : Crumb By Crumb

Somewhat heartening, isn’t it, that being given a dog’s name is no real barrier to becoming a smouldering, homosexual opera-pop messiah. So it is with Sir Rufus Wainwright, and while his ‘Crumb By Crumb’ – a download-only single plucked...

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Wainwright, Rufus : Want Two

Wainwright, Rufus : Want Two

He’s got a model’s cheekbones, a voice to put Thom Yorke in the shade, the lyrical skills of Morrissey and battled and won against a drug habit as damaging as the most debauched Libertine. But still only musicians seem to fall in love with...

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Wainwright, Rufus : New York Town Hall :  25 November

Wainwright, Rufus : New York Town Hall : 25...

Rufus Wainwright thrives on contradiction. He’s an elegantly gay man with the face of a matinee idol and a well-documented predilection for crystal meth and anonymous sex. He quotes Ravel’s Bolero, then name-checks John Lithgow. He's made...

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