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Sophie Ellis-Bextor


The English popstaractressmodel releases her fifth studio album, produced by Ed Harcourt

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  1. 8.0 |   Clash

    Bedecked with a bewitchingly gothic hue, these 11 pieces are grand and ambitious
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  2. 7.5 |   The 405

    Wanderlust has more hits than misses, and clearly places Sophie Ellis-Bextor as a versatile artist that can successfully step outside her musical comfort zone with ease
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  3. 7.0 |   The Digital Fix

    Crucially, Ellis-Bextor never overplays the vocals, relying on character not caterwauling
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  4. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Even at it’s most off-the-wall, you can still feel like you’re swept up in her pop world; you’ll be eager to jetset off on the next adventure, arm-in-arm with the storyteller herself
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  5. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Even at its most ‘pop’, a track like ‘13 Dolls’ conjures images of an ensemble cast stepping in time. Bextor should be on the stage; Hardcourt her destined wing(s)man
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  6. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Frivolous but elegant. Print edition only

  7. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    A collection of quirky, lovingly crafted songs brought to life by an artist who sounds like she has found herself
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  8. 6.0 |   Time Out

    It won’t appeal to everybody, but it deserves to recruit the singer a new fan base who are happy to find her in buttoned-up lace
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  9. 6.0 |   Mojo

    An elegant slide into a more stately kind of pop. Print edition only

  10. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    As a breakaway from her usual dancefloor dalliances, Sophie chose wisely
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  11. 6.0 |   Daily Telegraph

    An odd mix of colourful and melodious songs with thoughtful lyrics and lush, slightly wonky arrangements
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  12. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    What really sells this album is its forays into eastern European-style pathos
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  13. 5.0 |   music OMH

    Ellis-Bextor has just abandoned her electropop comfort blanket for a smothering duvet of clichés and ineffectual romanticism
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  14. 4.0 |   The Independent

    Suggests that she’s re-positioning herself in the prim Nordic-diva territory of Agnes Obel and Ane Brun. A good move
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  15. 4.0 |   The Observer

    Ellis-Bextor, 17 years a pop star and now a 34-year-old mother of three, sounds like a nine-year-old girl on this, her very fey fifth album
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Sophie Ellis-Bextor: Wanderlust

  • Download full album for just £4.49
  • 1. Birth of An Empire £0.79
  • 2. Until the Stars Collide £0.79
  • 3. Runaway Daydreamer £0.79
  • 4. The Deer & the Wolf £0.79
  • 5. Young Blood £0.79
  • 6. Interlude £0.79
  • 7. 13 Little Dolls £0.79
  • 8. Wrong Side of the Sun £0.79
  • 9. Love Is a Camera £0.79
  • 10. Cry to the Beat of the Band £0.79
  • 11. When the Storm Has Blown Over £0.79
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