The flamboyant torch songs of Rufus Wainwright feel like jetsam from a dazzling alternative reality. In Wainwright’s rococo otherworld, Busby Berkeley and Tin Pan Alley cast a languorous and lingering shadow. Overwrought emotion is respected artistic currency. And the Golden Age of Hollywood – the era of high-camp and brash musicals – abides in perpetuity.
Rating: 4.5 / 5
Ed Power, 24 Mar 2005
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