Rufus Wainwright: Folkocracy [Album Review]

Rufus WainwrightFolkocracyBMG [2023] While it took him 25 years, after making sophisticated pop albums both of the classic past and more modern pop as well as exploring the world of opera and classical music, Rufus Wainwright, the child of two well-known folk artists and what he describes as “a bona fide folkocracy,” has finally gotten … Read more

Rufus Wainwright: Rufus Wainwright (25th Anniversary) [Classic Album Revisit]

Rufus WainwrightRufus Wainwright (25th Anniversary Edition)UMe Released: May 19, 1998/Reissue: May 19, 2023Producer: Jon Brion, Pierre MarchandLength: 53:26/Reissue: 1:36:00 When the self-titled debut, Rufus Wainwright came out in 1998 it won high praise from numerous music critics for its uniquely romantic piano balladry but sold very modestly. The son of established musical artists, Wainwright was … Read more

Rufus Wainwright: Unfollow The Rules [Album Review]

Rufus Wainwright Unfollow The RulesBMG [2020] Somehow, even when Rufus Wainwright was getting a lot of buzz for the sophisticated sound on his self-titled debut (’98) and his sophomore outing, Poses, he felt like an old soul, someone who’s idea of pop music came from Cole Porter’s prestigious catalog in the 1930’s, and prone to … Read more