Here in the moment of metrosexuality and "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" sophistication, Rufus Wainwright is a troubadour for the times.

Here in the moment of metrosexuality and "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" sophistication, Rufus Wainwright is a troubadour for the times. "Want One," the singer/songwriter's latest, is another alluring collection of lush, Broadway-influenced piano pop—Wainwright drolly pondering everything from love to bemusement over straight men reading fashion magazines. Wainwright sticks close to the formula that made his 2001 set, "Poses," such a charmer. This time out, though, the arrangements are not as stripped-down and modern. Instead, tracks like "Oh What a World" and "Dinner at 8" favor a more baroque direction, infused with strings, horns and layered vocals.—BG