Ta-Dah

Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
  1. Every song is rooted in some long-gone Seventies AM-radio hit... doing for disco what the New Pornographers do for rock & roll.
  2. Under The Radar
    60
    With Ta-Dah, the band have decided to forego all the possible musical paths suggested in their debut and instead take the path of least resistance for most of the new record. Namely, making a safe, upbeat record that functions as little more than a feel-good, party album.
  3. Paste Magazine
    60
    Unfortunately songs that aren't immediately danceable... tend to dull the excitement. [Dec 2006, p.94]
  4. Urb
    60
    [A] time warp of an album, which takes us back to a future where grunge never happened, glam is god, disco balls sit atop the world and glitter falls from the sky. [Sep 2006, p.129]
  5. Scissor Sisters sound under so much pressure to follow up a monster hit that they're not actually having any fun.
  6. It’s neat but slight, and a good deal less freakish than its predecessor.
  7. Whether the songs are merely half-developed or the sugar-sheen production simply washes them of any potential grit, it seems apparent that the dreaded second album curse hath struck again.
  8. Despite its title, Ta-Dah offers few surprises.
  9. Arch and ostentatious, their music both falls victim to and exalts in Warhol's 15-minutes-of-fame declaration. Like a screenprint of a soup can, it's at once timeless and pointless.
  10. Somehow, Ta-Dah feels like the Sisters covering themselves, and the glitter and gloss have worn off.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 30
  2. Negative: 2 out of 30
  1. Dec 11, 2016
    7
    What it lacks in fun and originality, it makes up for in slick production. It's neither better nor worse than their debut, it's simplyWhat it lacks in fun and originality, it makes up for in slick production. It's neither better nor worse than their debut, it's simply different. It may be more commercial in comparison, but it's far more polished too. It showed progression and a new richness to their sound. It suited the band's success. It'll never be quite as cherished as their debut, but you can't dislike an album that's this well made. Full Review »
  2. OrlandoC
    Mar 28, 2007
    6
    Ok its definitely not as good as the first album but its still pretty good.
  3. joeg
    Jan 16, 2007
    7
    Significantly better than their first album.