• Record Label: Geffen
  • Release Date: Nov 16, 2004
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 27
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 27
  3. Negative: 2 out of 27

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  1. GoblinskiL
    Jun 1, 2005
    3
    The most self-obsessed, self-indulgent album I have ever heard. It's lavish to the point of being sickly with no effort to write a proper melody, to sing beyond a lazy nasal drone and no compassion towards anyone but Rufus Wainwright.
  2. EyeballTickler
    Jun 29, 2006
    0
    absolutely bo****ks!!!!
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Demanding and artful, he just may be this generation's Joni Mitchell. [5 Dec 2004]
  2. His voice is beautiful, his phrasing adventurous and his arrangements intense.... But the material could stand a bit of pruning
  3. It didn't seem possible, but Wainwright gets more florid and over-the-top with each new album. [19 Nov 2004, p.82]