Sunday, July 25 2010
Just as he kicks off the next leg of the tour supporting his stark, cathartic album revolving around his mother's passing, Rufus Wainwright talks to PopMatters about Shakespeare, Stieglitz, and how the first half of his performance each night is one of the hardest things he's ever had to get through.
Sunday, April 29 2012
Wainwright doesn't quite make good on all of his predictions for this collaboration with producer Mark Ronson. He does, however, make the best Rufus Wainwright album in years.
Sunday, April 29 2012
And for another opinion... Out of the Game showcases Wainwright at his laziest. His over-inflated ego is coasting on the fact that everyone will pretty much love whatever he produces.
Tuesday, June 22 2010
Much as we don't go to Las Vegas looking for a quaint bed-and-breakfast, we don't go to Rufus Wainwright looking for John Denver. It is drama we seek and drama we get -- emotional spectacle of the highest order.
Tuesday, September 29 2009
He may be an acquired taste, but as this live album proudly displays, Rufus Wainwright is one of pop music's most rewarding and indelible voices.
Wednesday, May 30 2007
More romantically-conceived dramatics from the king of baroque pop.
Wednesday, July 21 2010
“Word painting” is a technique in which the music of a song reflects or expands upon the meaning of the accompanying lyric. First used by
Tuesday, January 13 2009
Elvis Costello wears a silly hat throughout this episode of Spectacle. It distracted me. (The offending accessory is a red, short-brimmed fedora that appears to
Friday, August 6 2010
"Having a voice like mine is like having a rabid dog you have to muzzle — or release against your enemies." Rufus Wainwright is reflecting on
Monday, April 26 2010
NEW YORK — Rufus Wainwright is grating parsnips. Judging from the way he is making faces and the way the elegant ring Elton John gave the
Sunday, January 6 2008
Last fall, Rufus Wainwright had the good fortune to indulge in what he calls a 2 ½-month European "spree" to promote his latest projects - a
Monday, August 13 2007
Lots of pop artists are frustrated opera singers who load up their songs with melisma and melodrama. The results usually sound more like Ethel Merman
Tuesday, May 15 2007
No one ever accused Rufus Wainwright of having a taste for understatement. The singer staked his reputation on constructing pop songs that sound like they