an unabashedly honest, musically sprawling record that finds the vocalist reaching a new level of maturity.
It becomes quite clear during the borderline satirical album opener ‘Oh, What a World’ that Wainwright has met his musical match in producer Marius de Vries (U2, Bjork). Rather than reigning in the singer/multi-instrumentalist's vision, de Vries understands that the sincerity & conviction in his voice keeps even the most over-the-top of tracks grounded. Standout moments include the epic ‘Go or Go Ahead’, ‘14th Street’, & the stunningly candid ‘Dinner at Eight’. the work of an artist who is, above all, determined to live life to the fullest. "a record of breathtaking, eccentric opulence" - Rolling Stone, “an exuberant return to gorgeous melodies, dynamic arrangements & a sharper focus on life & love. The musical scope is breathtaking” 4/5 – Q.