All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu Rufus Wainwright's mother, folksinger Kate McGarrigle, died in January, and her four-year battle with cancer took its toll on her son's dandy grandeur. Now he's… All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu Rufus Wainwright's mother, folksinger Kate McGarrigle, died in January, and her four-year battle with cancer took its toll on her son's dandy grandeur. Now he's… 2010-04-20 Rufus Wainwright Pop
Music Review

All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu (2010)

Rufus Wainwright | SAD WITH WHAT I HAVE Rufus Wainwright
SAD WITH WHAT I HAVE Rufus Wainwright
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Apr 20, 2010; Lead Performance: Rufus Wainwright; Genre: Pop

Rufus Wainwright's mother, folksinger Kate McGarrigle, died in January, and her four-year battle with cancer took its toll on her son's dandy grandeur. Now he's stripped down to just his
 sadness and his Steinway keys on All Days Are Night: Songs For Lulu. These songs require patience: Right when you think they'll get stronger, they lose momentum. But then, that's how grief works, too, and Wainwright lays it bare with heartbreaking simplicity here. B

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Originally posted Apr 14, 2010 Published in issue #1099-1100 Apr 23, 2010 Order article reprints
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