Lilit Marcus politely asked me to curate a Sophie Ellis-Bextor playlist for her. Ten minutes later: Sophie Michelle Ellis-Bextor: The Spotify Playlist.
YOU’RE WELCOME, INTERNET. Oh, who am I kidding I made this for myself as much as I did for anybody else.
Fun anecdote: When I was interning at BlackBook (around the time Steve Garbarino, I believe, was the EIC), I changed the wallpaper of my workstation to a high-resolution JPEG of the album art for Sophie’s Shoot From the Hip. It was the most rebellious thing I had done since moving to New York several months prior, except for that time I ordered a vodka-soda at a dive bar in Yonkers and explained to one of the local bar patrons exactly how two men hooking up works. But only because he asked.
Whenever I have questions about inexplicable British celebrities and their pop careers, Ronin is the man I ask.