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Like her brother Rufus, Martha Wainwright makes music that’s at once forthright and over the top. On her self-titled first full-length, she merges dreamy pop and folk-rock with lyrical details that reflect a not always happy life. But strength and sensuality radiate from these tunes. It’s hard to believe that she doesn’t already see herself like “the boys (who) run faster and . . . throw harder.” Wainwright also rains a spectacular dis on father Loudon’s head with “Bloody . . .,” a surprisingly (given its title) measured song of disgust that nonetheless makes Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta Know” sound like a Radio Disney jingle. The balance of anger and beauty on Martha Wainwright gives a glimpse of a unique singer/songwriter with much promise — some of it already fulfilled here.

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Excellent !!

Cet album est vraiment bon. Profond, sensuel, parfois troublant. Juste pour la chanson «Far away» ça vaut la peine. Pour ma part ce fut un excellent achat :)


Born: May 08, 1976 in Montreal, Canada

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Born in Montreal to parents of Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, Martha Wainwright was engulfed in a sea of music from childbirth. Often singing or performing on-stage and in the studio at an early age, Wainwright became agitated at the thought of a musical career during high school. Shunning music, she decided to study drama at Montreal's Concordia University instead. Soon after starting her studies, however, Wainwright began composing her own material and performing in clubs and coffeehouses...
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