Make a Scene - Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Jul 26, 2011
    Sophie's chart positions may have dropped, but there's no dip in the quality pop on offer here.
  2. Jan 13, 2012
    Make a Scene still provides a couple of gems, but it's hard to shake the feeling that she's now milked the whole dance-pop ice-maiden schtick well and truly dry.
  3. Jul 26, 2011
    For this album she as worked with a breathtaking array of collaborators, with varied results. [Jul 2011, p.115]
  4. Jul 26, 2011
    Despite the contemporary co-writes, in an age where Take That work with Stuart Price and Nicola Roberts embraces Diplo's electro cool, this album comes across as a selection of competent B sides surrounding the fantastic Starlight.
  5. Jul 26, 2011
    the bulk of the record is shopping-mall pop that was probably expensive to make, but sounds depressingly cheap.
  6. Jul 26, 2011
    A legion of co-producers attempt to recreate the slick dance-pop for which she is famed, but too often her husky voice and arch delivery are given short shrift by bloated house beats and perfunctory hooks.
  7. 20
    Needless to say, it's totally fucking rubbish.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Nov 1, 2012
    I should confess - at first, I wasn't very fond of this album either. But after a couple of listens, Ellis-Bextor won me over (again). It's pure dance-pop perfection and I don't see how anyone could deny it. Minus the disappointing "Homewrecker", the album is one of her best works. Full Review »