”I did go from wanting to be someone/Now I’m drunk and wearing flip-flops on Fifth Avenue,” Wainwright croons on the semiautobiographical title track. Unlike the narrator, the songwriter has fulfilled his debut’s potential. With Broadway-worthy new standards, and a strong supporting cast (Sarah McLachlan producer Pierre Marchand, Propellerheads’ Alex Gifford, former Hole bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur), Wainwright delivers a flawless, flip-flopless performance.
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