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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


Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend
They're brilliant and their 'Harmony Hall' is a huge family favourite, a really big part of our lives, but this was the first time everybody got introduced to them. They're brilliant songwriters and it reminds me of a brilliant holiday me and Richard had with Sonny when it was just the three of us, all idyllic and Italian sunshine. I ended up using one of the songs from that album as part of my playlist when I had my second baby Kit, who was born to 'Blake's Got a New Face'. I told Vampire Weekend that, I presented them with an award at the Q Awards and told them really excitedly, but I now think that's one of those facts people don't really know how to respond to!