- Choisi par nos rédacteurs parmi Les incontournables québécois.
|1. Cigarettes And Chocolate Milk|
|2. Greek Song|
|6. The Tower Of Learning|
|7. Grey Gardens|
|8. Rebel Prince|
|9. The Consort|
|10. One Man Guy|
|11. Evil Angel|
|12. In A Graveyard|
|13. Cigarettes And Chocolate Milk (reprise)|
|14. Across The Universe [Bonus Track]|
It is a must have for any serious collector of fine music.
And, Rufus is Canadian.
Though I can see how listeners might get hung up on Rufus' style of vocal delivery, it's worth the effort to deal with it. If you can accept his style, this CD holds great treasures. Rufus has a stunning grasp of melody, and this album is by turns solemn, swaggering, coy and grand. Remarkable from start to finish -- not a dud on the whole disc. Very highly recommended.
To say "Poses" is a great album doesn't really begin to describe it. Because it's not so much the music, as it is the experience listening to him creates. The son of country great Loudon Wainwright, he represents the kind of underdog quality that makes it easy to cheer for if given any sort of reason. His wailing and off kilter voice, along with his tongue in cheek references to his own sexuality are placed on display with his inner demons, almost in a kind of faux-puppet show. He wants you to laugh with him at the skeletons, rather than give him pity or sympathy. And he does it with a songwriter's touch that is trapped in the classical stylings of bard-like songs of medieval times.
"Cigarettes And Chocolate Milk" (one of the strangest titles of a song, ever) opens the album in a humorous look at coming to grips with your own vices....as "Greek Song" sweeps through with a waltz-like quality. Slower pieces like "Poses" and "Rebel Prince" show the softer qualities of Wainwright's voice, as whispers and quiet acoustic guitars help him fill up the tracks with a presence few full piece bands have.Read more ›