Review Of Rufus Wainwright – Vibrate: The Best Of (Universal Music Canada)

RufusIn the 16 years since his debut record, only a handful of artists have proven to be as eccentric and as innovative as Rufus Wainwright. Nowhere is this exemplified better than on Vibrate, his first retrospective release. What has helped Wainwright stand out is the fact that he has never been afraid to indulge his musical fancies, whether that means playing straightforward pop on songs like April Fools and new track Me and Liza or fanning his flair for the poignant such as on Foolish Love or his faithful cover of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah.