Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Make A Scene

Make A Scene was starting to look like it might be Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s Chinese Democracy, coming as it does four years after her last album, and more than a year after the infectious lead-off single, 'Bittersweet'. In the end, it’s a self-released affair, after a parting of the ways with former label, Polydor. Producer wise, though, this is a who’s who of pop music, including Greg Kurstin, Calvin Harris, Freemasons and Richard X, and the end result is business as usual; no sign of time bringing any reinvention, but Sophie’s cut glass diction set against disco beat, with lyrics about love and dancing is still a winning formula – this is as catchy a collection of pop songs as you’ll hear all year. The highlight is the Freemasons collaboration 'Heartbreak Make Me A Dancer', easily the equal of any of her big hits, while opener 'Revolution' even includes a cute callback to 'Murder On The Dancefloor'. The quirky title track feels somewhat out of place, with skittering beats and downbeat vocal, but all in all, this is a welcome return.

Overall

8

out of 10

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