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Out of the Game

Out of the GameThe piano-pop virtuoso follows up 2010's spare All Days Are Nights, released in the wake of his mother's death, with a lush, soul-infused disc...Out of the GamePopThe piano-pop virtuoso follows up 2010's spare All Days Are Nights, released in the wake of his mother's death, with a lush, soul-infused disc...2012-05-03
'GAME' CHANGE Wainwright's piano expertise contributes to this affecting and soulful album

'GAME' CHANGE Wainwright's piano expertise contributes to this affecting and soulful album (Barry J. Holmes)

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Out of the Game

Genre: Pop; Lead Performer: Rufus Wainwright; Music Label: Decca

The piano-pop virtuoso follows up 2010’s spare All Days Are Nights, released in the wake of his mother’s death, with a lush, soul-infused disc produced by retro specialist Mark Ronson. If Out of the Game sounds old-fashioned, Wainwright’s words feel like postcards from now. On the title track, he ponders modern celebrity over a Steely Dan-style shuffle, and he addresses his 1-year-old daughter with characteristic wit on the Long Island-set ”Montauk”: ”One day you will come to Montauk/And see your dad wearing a kimono.” Lucky girl. A-

Best Tracks:
Swinging Barbara
Spry Perfect Man

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