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Time Portals: Sophie Ellis-Bextor's Favourite Albums
Fergal Kinney , January 27th, 2021 10:25

After cheering up the nation with her lockdown kitchen discos, Sophie Ellis-Bextor takes Fergal Kinney through her 13 favourite albums, from Blur to Madonna, Paul Simon and Fleetwood Mac and musicals


The War on Drugs – Wagonwheel Blues
I think it's really beautiful, and I love the fact it's such an expansive landscape of a record. This is 2008, and I'd just made my most dance music album yet – Trip The Light Fantastic – and I was beginning to think there was a disparity between the music I was making and what I was listening to at home. So, I wanted to make a record which said more about my life now. I wanted to acknowledge that and do something that's more personal and different, but it's all a process and you can't do one without the other.