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« on: January 12, 2003, 07:39:38 PM »
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Anyone here like the guy?  I personally think he's one of the freshest guys to exist.  Good stuff.  Really, cabaret like at times.

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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2003, 11:21:34 PM »
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Right-right... he can definately be cool

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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2003, 11:56:31 AM »
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Bringing a dead topic back to life i'm afraid...but just had to boost Rufus support here - wonderful music. Particularly love rebel prince, barcelona, california and his cover of one man guy.

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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2003, 08:37:13 PM »
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He's great, although his cover of "Across the Universe" isn't as great as Fiona's. I do enjoy the "April Fools" video, though.

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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2003, 07:59:25 PM »
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Amazing.  Great pop/show tune piano.  Does not get much better.
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2004, 01:04:32 PM »
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I've been listening to his stuff pretty regularly since I discovered 'Want One' lat Christmas, and I just this morning thought -- hey, I don't think there's a thread on him, so I should start one. My grand plans for this thread were subsequently shattered when I did a search and found this thread here.

Anyway, Want One is an endlessly gorgeous musical accomplishment. The first song, Oh What A World, builds to such stunning heights of orchestration that, the first time I heard it, I had to listen to it again before I continued with the rest of the album.

I also have Poses, which is quite lovely in its own right, although without the grand exposition of Want One. One Man Guy is, as mentioned above, particularly great. Very stripped down and tired.

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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2004, 01:22:32 PM »
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"Cigarettes and chocolate milk..."

Love him!
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« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2004, 02:38:59 PM »
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my thread is back!  my lord!  

Want One is excellent, but not quite as good as his self-titled album.

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« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2004, 03:10:47 PM »
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the mediocre to bad-ness of his covers kinda turned me off and i never got in to him. but a friend of mine has urged me to give him a listen, what should i start with???

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« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2004, 07:31:21 PM »
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Quote from: xerxes
the mediocre to bad-ness of his covers kinda turned me off and i never got in to him. but a friend of mine has urged me to give him a listen, what should i start with???

Rufus Wainwright or Poses

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« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2004, 07:37:46 PM »
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I don't have the self-titled album, but I like Want One quite a bit more than Poses.

Thus, take both my advice and Pedro's to heart and do the best thing: BUY EVERYTHING!!!

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« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2004, 10:01:38 AM »
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On June 20th I'm seeing Rufus Wainwright, Guster and Ben Folds!  (In that order)

Shit, I'm excited.
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« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2004, 10:27:44 AM »
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I'm ashamed to say that the man was kind of "boohed" here in Portugal last year in a music film festival. The organization sucked, since they placed Rufus performing on the same day of some hard-rock bands... The result: the hard rock fans didn't quite long listening to Rufus Wainwright and some booohing was heard. But well, it could have been worse, since two years ago (if I remember correctly), Nickelback were boohed of the stage by insults and flying bottles of beer and whatnot.

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« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2004, 02:27:59 PM »
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i saw him yesterday, and he was quite good.  although i had to work during some of his set.  i plan to watch the whole thing tonight though.  i've been listening to him a little lately, mostly by borrowing other people's cds.  but i believe i'll actually buy one tonight.

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« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2004, 02:32:16 PM »
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Yeah I think he's absolutely terrific.

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