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ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: 

If Out of the Game sounds old-fashioned, Wainwright's words feel like postcards from now.

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88
LOS ANGELES TIMES: 

This ability to maneuver through complex emotions is one of Wainwright's strengths and makes "Out of the Game" an essential recording.

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80
The Guardian: 

The tracks where he and Ronson contribute equally can be stunning. Rashida, for one, is a gem, in which Ronson's Dap-Kings horn section finds perfect, sleazy symmetry with Wainwright's louche vocal.

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80
PopMatters: 

It's his best since 2003's ornate Want One.

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80
Uncut: 

Rufus reins in his extravagant tendencies for a subtly shaded, seductive album that radiates warmth and contentment. [May 2012, p.84]

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ROLLING STONE: 

Thanks in part to retro-modern producer Mark Ronson, it never feels too arch.

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68
Pitchfork: 

When Wainwright falters, it's for familiar reasons, usually some combination of overindulging and oversharing.

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30
PopMatters: 

His most ridiculous and worst album to date.

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See all Out of the Game reviews at metacritic.com