Album Review: Sophie Ellis-Bextor – ‘Make A Scene’

Songstress of all genres, master of none

The sheer breadth of music covered on [a]Sophie Ellis-Bextor[/a]’s fourth album is, frankly, incredible. Still only 32, and with “the most memorable chart scuffle since Britpop” under her belt (both accolades proudly mentioned in her latest press release, although we barely remembered that ‘Groovejet…’ was out at the same time as Victoria Beckham’s first single), ‘Make A Scene’ sees her straddle a multitude of different genres.

“Pop, disco, nu-disco and 1980s electronica,” cries the accompanying written bumpf. Except… all the songs here sound pretty much the same, like ‘Murder On The Dancefloor’ put through a [a]Calvin Harris[/a] filter. Needless to say, it’s totally fucking rubbish.

Matt Wilkinson


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