All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu

Rufus Wainwright - All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2010 Ratings: #389 / 882
User Score
Based on 14 ratings
April 20, 2010 / Release Date
LP / Format
Folk / Genres
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In G.W. Pabst’s film Pandora’s Box, Louise Brooks played the beautiful and doomed Lulu, and in the process, created an icon. Rufus Wainwright has titled his sixth studio album All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu in homage to the character, and the listener does not require a deep delve into his bio to see why. Widely considered beautiful and doomed himself since his debut a dozen years ago, Wainwright knows the subject matter of the tragic heroine intimately.

This really highlights Wainwright's extraordinary prowess on the ivories (something that has been somewhat lost in recent years), not to mention the emotive power of his vocal, yet it may have worked better as a 5 or 6 track EP. Do we really need renditions of 3 Shakespeare sonnets, Rufus? Answer: Not really, no.
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Track List

  1. Who Are You New York? 
  2. Sad With What I Have 
  3. Martha 
  4. Give Me What I Want and Give It to Me Now! 
  5. True Loves 
  6. Sonnet 43 
  7. Sonnet 20
  8. Sonnet 10 
  9. The Dream 
  10. What Would I Ever Do With a Rose? 
  11. Les Feux D'Artifice T'Appellent 
  12. Zebulon

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