Want Two - Rufus Wainwright
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  • Summary: The singer's fourth album features the same producer (Marius deVries) and backup musicians as his previous outing, 'Want One.'
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. 90
    More, and even better, of the same--one of the dead-cert Albums Of The Year. [Album of the Month, Apr 2005, p.96]
  3. 80
    A little too much. [Apr 2005, p.90]
  4. Want Two disposes of almost all of the commercial elements that had been blamed for One's downfall without revealing a satisfying work in the process.
  5. A quieter, more intimate, and more demanding set than its predecessor, Want Two offers few of Want One's sweeping pleasures, but it cultivates a creeping beauty that's as satisfying in its own right.
  6. 67
    Sounds like the morning after, confused and calm all at once. [Jan 2005, p.100]
  7. Where Want One emphasized his ability to soar, Want Two drowns him in costumes; his range actually sounds restricted when you hear the same droopy-lidded croon against such varying backdrops.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 2 out of 18