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Probably buy this album,
This review is from: Release the Stars (Audio CD)
Having been introduced to Rufus Wainwright by 'Want Two,' I was initially intrigued and relieved by this album's similarly dense composition, and occasionally dischordant harmonies. In the early stages of a prolonged spate of listens, the album holds up well; even songs more spartan in their arrangement, such as 'Going to a Town' capture the mind temporarily. I love the grandiose, flamboyant aspects of Wainwright's work, and his tremendous vocal power. Musically, the album still appeals to me after listening to it regularly for months. However, the lyrics have begun to seem a little trite in places, particularly when compared to either of the 'Want' albums. Even so, there are still moments in 'Release the Stars' that make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. Worth it.