• Record Label: EBGB's
  • Release Date: Jan 20, 2014
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Jan 16, 2014
    80
    These 11 pieces are grand and ambitious.
  2. Jan 23, 2014
    75
    Wanderlust has more hits than misses, and clearly places Sophie Ellis-Bextor as a versatile artist that can successfully step outside her musical comfort zone with ease.
  3. May 12, 2014
    70
    Ultimately, Wanderlust is a beautiful thing to behold: a collection of quirky, lovingly crafted songs brought to life by an artist who sounds like she has found herself.
  4. Feb 5, 2014
    70
    Wanderlust is at its best when it's slightly dexterous (as on the girl group homage "Runaway Daydreamer") and it can get bogged down in pretension (as on the ceaseless pomp of "Love Is a Camera"), but it's always exquisitely sculpted and better for its attention to detail.
  5. 70
    Through all its globe-trotting nuances and outlandish statements of grandeur, it’s a striking pop record.
  6. Uncut
    Jan 16, 2014
    70
    Frivolous but elegant. [Feb 2014, p.75]
  7. Mojo
    Jan 23, 2014
    60
    Wanderlust sees the singer execute an elegant slide into a more stately kind of pop. [Feb 2014, p.88]
  8. Jan 16, 2014
    60
    It is quirkily appealing without quite being convincing. Lacking an emotional centre, it’s not really deep and dark enough to posit Ellis-Bextor as a sensitive singer-songwriter.
  9. Jan 16, 2014
    60
    This set of minor-chord melancholia often sounds like the product of another artist entirely.
  10. Jan 16, 2014
    50
    Sophie Ellis-Bextor has just abandoned her electropop comfort blanket for a smothering duvet of clichés and ineffectual romanticism.
  11. 40
    The tremulous piano ballad “Young Blood” is far from the dance fodder singles of Ellis-Bextor’s past, while the sombre tone of tracks like “Until the Stars Collide” suggests that she’s re-positioning herself in the prim Nordic-diva territory of Agnes Obel and Ane Brun. A good move.
  12. Jan 21, 2014
    40
    Producer Ed Harcourt has met her mannered delivery and plummy English vowels with string-soaked arrangements but they're more saccharine than stirring.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
  1. Jan 26, 2014
    7
    Ed Harcourt takes her from dancefloor wannabe to sincere songstress, & whilst there are some very likable tracks here, overall there justEd Harcourt takes her from dancefloor wannabe to sincere songstress, & whilst there are some very likable tracks here, overall there just feels a lack of focus on the album. It's all exceptionally well produced and Sophie has such a beautiful voice. Full Review »
  2. Jan 20, 2014
    10
    Sophie se mostrou uma artista atemporal com este disco, incrível!
    Achei a mudança da dance music para o estilo chill out mais calmo muito
    Sophie se mostrou uma artista atemporal com este disco, incrível!
    Achei a mudança da dance music para o estilo chill out mais calmo muito bom, um CD muito bonito para a carreira dela.
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  3. Sep 11, 2017
    10
    A brand new proposal, some songs are so classy and other are so strong. Definitely this is the best album of this song writer. Sophie show usA brand new proposal, some songs are so classy and other are so strong. Definitely this is the best album of this song writer. Sophie show us how versatile and artistic can be. Full Review »