“A stately pop throwback full of Wainwright’s signature vocal grandeur”
“Mighty return from Baroque Pop Renaissance man… has the kind of flourishing confidence of an artist recording at the peak of their powers.”
Q Magazine 4 star review
All Music 4 star review
“Brimming with memorable melodies, swooning arrangements and smart lyrics dreamily sung…”
Uncut 9/10 review
Singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright’s Unfollow The Rules already critically lauded, proves to be a commercial success too across the world with the album bowing at #8 on Billboard’s Americana/Folk Chart and #12 landing at on The Independent Album Chart. In the UK the album was the #8 physical album and #27 best-selling album.
The praise in the press for Unfollow The Rules has been global with the majority of the reviews being either 4 out of 5’s or 9 out of 10’s. In the US, NPR All Songs Considered’s Robin Hilton calls the album, “Just extraordinary, just breathtaking…” and Pitchfork recognizes Rufus’ work with, “an opulently crafted highlight reel, a career-spanning sampler of the singer’s many styles and guises.” In the UK’s, CLASH gives the album a 9/10 calling it, “a timely reminder of everything that’s wonderful about Wainwright,” while Mojo’s 4 star review says, “Unfollow The Rules showcases Wainwright’s skills in the highest definition.” And The Guardian raves, “a lush, engaging study in domestic bliss.”