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Out of the Game
Rufus Wainwright - Out of the Game
Critic Score
Based on 18 reviews
2012 Ratings: #338 / 929
User Score
Based on 11 ratings
Your Review

CRITIC REVIEWS

83
A.V. Club

Wainwright varies his approach from track to track on Out Of The Game, but generally works in a more laid-back singer-songwriter mode than he ever has before.

80
musicOMH

What befits Out Of The Game so well is Wainwright's keen sense of essential pop melody that flows throughout the production. 

80
Consequence of Sound

On his seventh studio release, Rufus Wainwright’s got nothing left to prove to anybody, yet he proves it anyway.

68
Pitchfork

While it's a welcome update to his sound, Game isn't a straight genre exercise either.

50
No Ripcord

Juxtaposed, the gulf in quality between his earliest work and his newest is clear.

Nov 6, 2012
Ivoryghost
64
Everything that once made Wainwright such an interesting a talented writer, arranger & performer has been pushed aside here in his desperate pursuit of the radio play that has evidently frustratingly eluded him throughout his career. The MOR approach on Out Of The Game may start to earn him said play, but it's lost him one formerly avid fan in me, too. He has such a unique voice (that, ok, isn't everyone's cup of tea) but it just doesn't really suit the musical stylings ... read more
END OF YEAR LISTS
#19/Paste
#72/Uncut
Track List
  1. Out Of The Game 
  2. Jericho 
  3. Rashida 
  4. Barbara 
  5. Welcome To The Ball 
  6. Montauk 
  7. Bitter Tears 
  8. Respectable Dive 
  9. Perfect Man 
  10. Sometimes You Need 
  11. Song Of You 
  12. Candles
Contributions By
thisisabtlgrnd, patton, philthy, erik


Added on: April 19, 2012