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Sunday, July 25 2010

"I’m Never Quite Sure What to Expect": An Interview with Rufus Wainwright

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.


Thursday, April 10 2014

Rufus Wainwright: Vibrate: The Best of Rufus Wainwright

Some questionable choices, but otherwise a good place to start in the man's discography.

Sunday, April 29 2012

Rufus Wainwright: Out of the Game (take one)

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

Rufus Wainwright: Out of the Game (take two)

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

Rufus Wainwright: All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu

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

Rufus Wainwright: Milwaukee at Last!!!

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, July 21 2010

Word Painting with Elliott Smith and Rufus Wainwright

“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

Spectacle: Elvis Costello with Rufus Wainwright (Episode 7)

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

Rufus Wainwright's rich voice on sober subjects

"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

Guess who's coming to 'Dinner'? Rufus Wainwright, for starters

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

Rufus Wainwright sings as the spirit moves him

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

Rufus Wainwright's operatic life

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

Rufus Wainwright shoots for the sky with 'Stars'

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

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