When i first heard the single 'Take Me Home' aired on Radio 2 back in June, it caught my ear. I waited for the album (since June!) and now its here, i think my wait was worth it!
if you're looking for pop, SEB has 'Final Move'. If you're looking for 70's disco, SEB has 'Murder on the Dancefloor'. For 80's electro-pop lovers, its 'Sparkle' and for a chilled beats sound, you've got 'Is It Any Wonder'. It really has got anything you would ever need. A round-up of all tastes from a purly talented up-and-coming Diva with an ear for style and taste. From her days with 'theaudience' it is clear to see how she has changed to suit what she likes, rather than what she can make as most of the songs she has co-written. The music on the album also compliments her vocal range, allowing for expressive singing in a sexy, bluesy-type way.
Many have protested on Miss Ellis-Bextors 'Nasal' sound. I agree that she does have a nasal twang in her voice, but it adds to the sound, texture and timbre of the music. If its Nasal-twangs you're after, listen to Stacy Kent, a jazz singer... Sophie Ellis-Bextor can not be compared to any other female singer i know as her voice is unique, soulful and beautiful.
Overall, SEB has created a master of an album combining all the classic aspects of todays music scene.
And she quite attractive, too...