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Affectionately referred to by Elton John as “the greatest songwriter on the planet” and praised by The New York Times for his "genuine originality," Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation. He is the son of folk singers Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, and brother of Martha Wainwright but ... Read more in Amazon's Rufus Wainwright Store

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  • Audio CD (March 3, 2014)
  • Original Release Date: 2014
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: UMe
  • ASIN: B00H050QD4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,726 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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VIBRATE: THE BEST OF RUFUS WAINWRIGHT encapsulates a career in music that is like no other. From the 1998 release of his debut album to 2012's Out of the Game, Rufus Wainwright has played it his way, refusing to be categorized while establishing himself as one of contemporary music's very best songwriters, singers and performers.

For those already familiar with Wainwright's impressive body of work, this collection will delight. For everyone else, VIBRATE: THE BEST OF RUFUS WAINWRIGHT serves as a solid gold introduction.

This new collection features 17 standout songs that define one of modern music's most innovative talents, as well as a brand new recording, 'Me and Liza'.

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Great voice and and wonderful selection of songs.
Sherry
If you haven't gotten all of his previous albums, which I have, this is a really good introduction and a great "best of" compilation.
Dog Friendly
One thing I've concluded about his music is his creativity, eclecticism, and VERY sophisticated melodic sensibilities.
Larry Davis

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 2, 2014
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This is an amazing double CD from an interesting and unique performer. The first CD is culled from his studio albums, the second is mostly live tracks, and music that is harder to find.

Amazon lists all the tracks, so I won't bother doing so here. Rufus is an incredible artist, and if you've never heard him, he's very difficult to describe. This double CD is an Excellant introduction to his music, and a fantastic addition for completists, which most people who have heard this unique artist are.

Get it!!
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Dingleberry on March 5, 2014
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Other than 'Going To A Town' this is the only music by Rufus Wainwright that I've ever bought. But I listened to the samples of this collection and felt it would be worth exploring.

Obviously I'm not a huge fan so why do I give this collection five stars? Well, apart from some truly great songs the other huge thing to recommend it is that it has barely any clipping and very little compression of its dynamic range. After looking at the sound wave of 'Going To A Town' and being surprised by what I saw, I looked at other tracks including the new song 'Me And Liza' and found the same thing. I haven't checked every track yet but most of them sound great and don't hurt my ears the way compressed music does.

My last two CD purchases were 'Morning Phase' by Beck and St. Vincent's self titled album. Both embody everything that's wrong with the record industry these days, terrific music ruined at the last moment by bad mastering. Thankfully, I bought the vinyl too and so I can hear those releases more as they were meant to sound (although I suspect that the St. Vincent wasn't actually mastered for vinyl).

Why are artists still allowing their music to be released in such a poor manner? The evidence is already known. Compressed music can't be played louder on the radio thanks to sound leveling by the stations, it doesn't sell better than uncompressed music but it does sound terrible and ruins peoples hearing.

Until 'Vibrate' arrived today I had decided to stop buying CDs all together. With major artists still engaging in the insanity of dynamic range compression there's clearly some way to go before music is once again fully embraced for all its facets.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Larry Davis on June 1, 2014
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Now, I've always admired Rufus' music since his first record, had a few of em, but never followed him hardcore...yet always found him interesting and what I call an "advanced" artist. His music is not superficial or made for "background" listening, it's for people with advanced tastes and "experienced" listening...in other words, it's not for kids or those who just listen to the radio for the hits or people who are not sure what their tastes are yet. Me, I've been waiting for a proper anthology and then work my way backwards. I highly dug his Mark Ronson-produced (with 1 Pet Shop Boys track) album "Out Of The Game". And upon hearing "Vibrate", you get all sides of Rufus, and the packaging is great. One thing I've concluded about his music is his creativity, eclecticism, and VERY sophisticated melodic sensibilities. He falls somewhere between the sophisticated powerpop of Todd Rundgren & Aimee Mann, the Britpop and remix friendly sensibilities of the Pet Shop Boys and the classical-pop writing of a Burt Bacharach...and his restless artistic musings seem to take him anywhere.

Now, I feel I need that 19-disc velvet box of his catalogue, pre-"Out Of The Game"...and the deluxe "Out Of The Game" as well...no, he is nothing musically like his parents, but I LOVE his parents' music, and his sister Martha's...AND it's pretty apt he covers Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" beautifully...how many covers were done of this song ad nauseum, as lovely as the song is??...besides the original...his piano version is as good as Jeff Buckley's...anyhoo, Rufus' daughter has Leonard's genes cuz his daughter Lorca is Rufus' daughter's surrogate...girl's gonna be a musical genius...

Anyhoo, buy "Vibrate", then try to deny you don't want that $200 19-disc venvet box...you can't..."Vibrate" scratched the surface and gets the ear-taste-buds buzzing...great!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kathy J. Birdsall on May 21, 2014
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What a jam-packed collection! I can't quit playing it. High production level, too. What a gifted songwriter. Highly recommend this collection.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By sherab on May 21, 2014
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Several weeks ago NPR had Rufus on the Sunday morning show, and when he played and sang "Going to a Town" I burst into tears. I've been a fan of dad Loudon III since his first LP in the 60s, and never could see what Rufus was up to. But that sone opened my eyes, and I bought Vibrate. The first time I played it, the only song I related to was "Going to a Town". The next time I played Vibrate I loved every song and I've been playing it ever since. To get Rufus you have to stop thinking of his parents, or folk and rock and blues, and think instead of opera and Schubert songs.
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I knew nothing about this artist until after hearing an interview with I'm on NPR. I became interested, ordered the album and find him to be extremely talented. I think every cut on this recording is packed with meaning and subtle overtones. Both the the music and lyrics bounce around in my head and I find the CD quite provocative………I hope that R.W. finds his audience and attains the celebrity that he deserves.
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