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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: March 6, 2007
  • Release Date: March 6, 2007
  • Label: DreamWorks
  • Copyright: (C) 2004 Geffen Records
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  • Total Length: 53:44
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  • ASIN: B000V656T8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 78 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #105,718 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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By Rodney Bogardus on November 21, 2004
Format: Audio CD
I'd like to begin this review by saying that Rufus's latest album, WANT TWO, could easily be the best LP of 2004!

Taken from the "Want" recording sessions that gave us last year's WANT ONE, this meditative follow-up to an artist's perspective on the undying passions, desires, and romantic longings that each and every one of us harbours, is almost a mirror-image of the first WANT album and of the artist himself, as he taps into the more effeminite aspects of his inner-psyche to explore the same themes found on WANT ONE, but this time from the perspective of a woman-- from the album's cover artwork to selected song titles ("Little Sister" & "Old Whore's Diet") to the inviting lyrics. Both of the WANT albums were originally intended to be releases together in a double-disc package, but I agree with a previous reviewer that they are much more effective as independent albums. While they tackle similar universal themes, their persepctives and overall vibes are so different that they both deserve their own spotlight. I also find it ironic that WANT TWO is partially comprised of tracks that didn't "fit" into the WANT ONE story, but I find the latter to be more cohesive and focused. In fact, I'd go out on a limb to say that WANT TWO is his strongest, most cohesive album in his ever-growing repertoire of music. When I indulge in a Rufus album for the first time, there are always tracks that I initially feel indifferent about that eventually grow on me, but the first time I listened to WANT TWO I was amazed at how each and every song appealed to a wide range of my emotions and how the entire album had my undivided attention from start to finish.
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This is an impressive package from Rufus Wainwright. Rufus amazes us because he is so good at so many of the skills that are required from a musical artist. He's an excellent and expressive singer. He's an extraordinary & prolific writer, creating original and unique pieces consistently, excelling at both unique lyrics and melodies. He's a master arranger, employing numerous musical touches that expand the emotional impact of his already-excellent compositions. He's a gracious and giving bandleader. With the CD/DVD combination, he's apparently also an excellent musical businessman.

"Want Two" strikes me as much more of a personal project for Rufus. These songs seem close to his emotional life, somewhat less accessible. When he sings on the DVD live from Fillmore East in San Francisco, Rufus wraps himself inside his piano and seems to float away, exploring the inner contexts of the melodies. Ironically, as he seems so wrapped up within the songs, he communicates so personally and delicately that we become entranced, much as Laura Nyro would do in her live performances. Joan Wasser from Dambuilders joins the band on DVD and does an excellent performance on vocals and violin.

Of these tunes, "Old Whore's Diet" is the most accessible for me, an 8-minute extended track with an insistent beat that builds and makes the song fly by in the wink of an eye. "The One You Love" has a great driving beat, Rufus' impassioned vocals, "I'm singing, 'Oh Jerusalem, Jerusalem, See what he's picked up in the park,' Let's f**k this awful art party, want you to make love to me & only me in the dark." "Little Sister" sounds like an orchestral chamber piece that crosscuts with the wild modernism of the lyric, "You may have to use your hips as fodder, still putting your best foot forward.
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But he did. I have no idea what box to put Rufus Wainwright's music in. When I listen to this CD I hear folk music from Canada, old sexy swing nightclub music, Schumann, Mozart, The Beatles, Elton John . . . it's all here with that incredible voice and piano playing. I think "Waiting for a Dream" is my favorite, I'm not sure . . . Every day I seem to have a new song from this CD that stays with me.
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This is a funny story...well, not really but I'll tell you anyway: I bought Rufus Wainwright's first album a few years ago-based purely on the fact he was Louden Wainwright's son-and as it turns out he's gay-HAS to be cool! Anyway, upon my first "unprepared" listening I was shocked! "Oh my God", I thought, "This is shlock!...How could I have? Possibly thrown my money away on this?"...Then I listened again. Somehow I had to force myself. I could not believe what I was hearing. Pure! Original! Like nothing I had ever heard before...Now I can't wait for anything he puts out. WANT ONE was a classic-but WANT TWO is truly a MASTERPIECE! I know it will probably never make "Top of the Pops" (as Ray Davies mights say) but this album is unbelievable! Poetry, innocence, sensuality, A true wordsmith-What vivid word pictures! Wonderfully instrumental! Great musician! Great Album! Uno! dos! Tres! Cinco!!!
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I have been a fan of Rufus since his '98 debut. He just continues to top himself with each release (no pun intended there!). It takes merely one word to describe the follow up to 2003's Want One: breathtaking.

'The One You Love' is probably one of Wainwright's few radio friendly songs, appealing to those who probably generally would respond with 'Rufus who?' at the mention of his name.

'Little Sister' is lyrically probably one of the best tracks on the album, and the sound is so operatically campy & fun.

But the album's true shine can be heard in the trio of songs 8, 9, & 10. You'd expect with a title like 'Gay Messiah' that'd it be something borderline offensive to most, but the result is quite the opposite; beautiful & melancholy.

'Memphis Skyline,' an ode to Jeff Buckley, is quite possibly the most beautiful song on this record. The last 60 seconds is simply gorgeous. The next track, 'Waiting For A Dream,' is probably one of the best songs he's ever recorded.

This is such a welcome companion piece to Want 1 ... Equally as beautiful, but in a very different way. The arrangements on this album are so intricate; extremely well engineered, and of course, brilliantly written.
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