Martha Wainwright - Martha WainwrightWhether singing tender songs of vulnerability like “Far Away” or tearing the roof off with such raging confessionals as “Ball & Chain,” Wainwright delivers a formidable debut. Having dutifully sung with Rufus for years, she now conscripts her brother for backup duty on “Don’t Forget” and “The Maker.” Martha offers an exquisite reading of the 19th century ballad “Whither Must I Wander,” but her soul-baring “Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole” is the tour-de-force track that declares she has, unmistakably, arrived.

Apr. 12