I'm sorry, but I fail to be excited about this new Sophie material that recently surfaced. She topped it all with Trip The Light Fantastic in my books, in particular with Can't Have It All. The generic collaboration crap she seems to be so fond of lately doesn't really interests me. I want a full on new album with quality tracks and her usual ice-queen cut glass totally unemotional on surface but in reality ebullient with passion enunciation. And I've got the feeling I will have to wait a LOOOOONG time for that...
In the meantime, I'm enjoying the new Gossip album, so commercial and so derivative but also very bubbly and poppy (and very much Cyndi Lauper meets Sandra)! A breath of fresh air in the crappy RnB/rap atmosphere you recently breathe in the charts... And I am soooo waiting for the new SAINT ETIENNE album. Now THAT will be the best album of 2012, I predict. Very excited! Maybe Sophie could collaborate with them next, to make a pleasant change.
I am increasingly excited about the Bouthier track, but I am starting to see why Work It Out was discarded.
Last edited by Nunya B; May 15, 2012 at 18:07.
SEXY SOPHIE SHOWS HER GROOVEJET
Judging from that snippet we heard, that Mathieu Bouthier track is going to be another one of those gems that we will praise for years to come.
I know almost everyone here is sick of her collaborations, but I'd rather them whilst we wait for an actual album. Recent news about Dannii has already left me in shock. And Roisin doesn't really seem focused to release her album (and she has a baby on the way)... I wouldn't want Sophie to end up like either of those artists. I appreciate that Roisin is still putting songs out there one at a time - its the same with Sophie. Sure, it would be great if she actually released her album this year - but as much as I want that to happen, it just won't.
She's just had her third baby, and for the first time it was a normal delivery. She will obviously want to spend a lot of time with Ray and the rest of her family. Her music is bound to take a back-seat for the while. But as long as we have these collaborations coming every now and then, I'm prepared to wait another two years for the actual album. Plus, like someone mentioned a few pages back, why rush release a mediocre album when you can fashion another outstanding album taking two years off. Until then, these random DJ features will keep her relevant in Russia, Mexico and other small pockets of Europe.
oh... and I WANT "WORK IT OUT" NOW!
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As far as favorite Sophie song, ever since Read My Lips came out, Is It Any Wonder? has been my top song of hers. Despite all the amazing music she has released since then, that song has always been special for me. Something about it is just so smooth. It puts me at peace every time I hear it. (Plus, I love a good bongo drum beat)
Why does that Work It Out song sound so badly autotuned? I'm not very excited anymore if that is what I should expect...
Its sad...for two reasons:
1. "...Never Heard Of"
2. #10 (Nicola and Sophie should share #1)
I am still confused as to how anyone with ears can say they've never heard of Sophie Ellis-Bextor. The woman is known for 'Murder On The Dancefloor' like Tina Turner is known for 'Simply The Best' for heaven's sake. Murder On The Dancefloor is by far THE most played Sophie song where her name is applicable, 'Groovejet' is mainly known as THAT song of the millenium where the girl sings 'why does it feel so good?' I once asked a guy who I knew wasn't into pop music if he knew who Sophie Ellis-Bextor was and he responded with 'Oh, Murder On The Dancefloor...'
I rest my case.
Try not to read this. You just did didn\'t you? oh well...
Yeah Murder was HUGE! I mean she was big in India at one point of time...of course that was back when she rolled out top 10 hits and stuff. Make A Scene was completely ignored by the radios here. Tragic!
I hope the her management and PR do a good job promoting her fifth album. I'm sure it will be just as good as all her other albums - with the right promo, she WILL easily find a spot somewhere inside the top 20. C'mon Sophie!
Bye Sophie, it was nice being your fan for a few years.
What's with the sudden negativity!?
We're Dancing Around The Kitchen In The Refrigerator Light, Down The Stairs, I Was There, I Remember It All Too Well...
Anyone know if Sophie's song "Beautiful" with Mathieu Bouthier has a release date yet?
Hello fellow Sophie's Flops.
I'm a Sophie fan ever since I heard Murder on the Dancefloor. Don't even need to say it slayed me like hell that time.
My favorite album is Trip the Light Fantastic, and lately I'm obsessed with 'I Won't Dance With You'.
All six of us are happy to see you here!
Welcome Pedro J.!
Also, I love those random tweets as always.
About album 5 smashing the top 20: I think she could still do it. 'Make a Scene' suffered immensely from its dragging longevity, but it still reached top 40. That's not bad for an independent release! I like to put Sophie in the same league as artists like Patrick Wolf. They're both very British and excentric. They make great pop music with influences from other genres and they go their own way without being too much bothered with the charts. It's must be the best way to be creative.
In My Taxi (Supersexy)