Ta-Dah

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Universal acclaim- based on 52 Ratings

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  • Summary: The surprisingly successful party band's second album includes a track co-written with Elton John.

Top Track

I Don't Feel Like Dancin'
Wake up in the morning with a head like 'What ya done?' This used to be the life but I don't need another one Good luck cuttin' nothin', carryin' on,... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
  1. Even some of the kickiest stuff has an unexpected emotional punch.
  2. And while at first it feels like an unholy, unhummable mess, the same solid gold charm which powered lead single "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" to Number One, lurks at the heart of every track, and by listen five it's refocused "Ta-Dah" into a strangely enticing nether world, where it's forever 1974 and a cheap thrill or soaring pop high lurks round every corner.
  3. Despite embracing the styles of decades past (specifically, the piano-driven pop of [Elton] John and the Bee Gees' disco-riffic ditties), the Sisters still manage to sound unique.
  4. Blender
    70
    The music follows in the ruby-slippered footsteps of the first album. [Oct 2006, p.134]
  5. What remains is a band conflicted about how to stretch and how far to stray from a winning formula, between living up to expectations and confounding them.
  6. Paste Magazine
    60
    Unfortunately songs that aren't immediately danceable... tend to dull the excitement. [Dec 2006, p.94]
  7. A very slickly produced record that's practically unlistenable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 30
  2. Negative: 2 out of 30
  1. HelenJ
    Nov 6, 2006
    10
    I love it! Like previous comments light cheerfull and something you can sing to and enjoy.
  2. EdwardE
    Sep 26, 2006
    10
    More layered than their debut, Scissor Sisters' Ta-Dah is a welcome & unique addition to popular music. When everything on MTV sounds More layered than their debut, Scissor Sisters' Ta-Dah is a welcome & unique addition to popular music. When everything on MTV sounds the same, the Sisters bitch slap the audience out of their stupor & drag 'em onto the dancefloor. Expand
  3. MatthewB
    Oct 2, 2006
    10
    Better than the first album by a long shot. Warmly produced with nice dark lyrics that belie the jumpy tunes, "Ta-Dah" is one of the more Better than the first album by a long shot. Warmly produced with nice dark lyrics that belie the jumpy tunes, "Ta-Dah" is one of the more twisted party records out there. Why do a lot of people cite "Ooh" as their least favorite track, btw? I've been noticing that and don't understand at all. That song makes me wanna dance my balls off. So good. Expand
  4. MandelI.
    Sep 28, 2006
    8
    Another winner by the Sisters. It took a few listens, though, to warm up to as opposed to their debut album from 2004 which basically grabbed Another winner by the Sisters. It took a few listens, though, to warm up to as opposed to their debut album from 2004 which basically grabbed you by the cajones from track 1 and didn't let go. Several tracks have already burrowed a permanent home in my ear drums. As I've mentioned before, the Leo Sayer-tastic single "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" is a winner. That segues into my favorite track off the album: "She's My Man" (the bastard love child of Elton John's "All the Young Girls Love Alice," "I'm Still Standing," and "Hey Papa Legba"). If it wasn't for the 5+ minute length of the song, I'd say that it would be the pick for the next single. The two Queen-esque music hall numbers "Intermission" and "I Can't Decide" are two more faves from the album. "Spot the Influence" is a game that works quite well with some of my other favorites from this album. There's the Duran Duran vibe of "The Other Side" and the Blondie "Call Me"-era disco rock of "Kiss You Off." (YAY, Ana Matronic!) The addition of a brass section to some of the new repertoire recalls the horn flourishes of the attempted dance rock on Elton John's 1985 album "Ice on Fire"...but much more successful. The only thing that the album could have used was a big epic number like the fantastic "Return to Oz" from their debut. It also would have been cool to have a really crunchy disco-rock number like "Music is the Victim" from their debut album. The closest to this on the new album is "Paul McCartney," an awesome frenetic dance-pop number that really doesn't sound like anything Macca ever did. Overall, "Ta-Dah" is a harder pill to swallow than its predecessor, but one you won't regret once you get it down. It's a great solid collection that proves the first album wasn't a fluke and it's one that's going to be hard to top this year. Expand
  5. KateB
    Nov 14, 2006
    8
    I really like this album and I'm glad I bought it. The Scissor Sisters were one of those bands where I thought: I like the first album I really like this album and I'm glad I bought it. The Scissor Sisters were one of those bands where I thought: I like the first album enough to go straight out and buy the 2nd. I did, and I'm very pleased I did, even if it was just for such great songs as She's My Man and Ooh. Expand
  6. ReubenF
    Dec 18, 2006
    7
    The stand out track and lead single on this album, 'I Don't Feel Like Dancin', is a collaboration between Scissor Sisters and The stand out track and lead single on this album, 'I Don't Feel Like Dancin', is a collaboration between Scissor Sisters and their idol Elton John. Combining disco, glam-rock/pop and gay-club influences, the Scissor Sisters were one of the biggest buzz bands in Australia in 2006, with fans loving their camp sense of fun (they had similar success in the UK). A great follow up to their self-titled debut. Expand
  7. RyanM
    Sep 26, 2006
    1
    Loved their first album. This one is a dud. Only "I Don't Feel Like Dancing" is good (one song, one star). If you like broken down Loved their first album. This one is a dud. Only "I Don't Feel Like Dancing" is good (one song, one star). If you like broken down pianos and and when dance bands go honky tonk, then Ta-Da is for you. I just can't believe I waited two years for this! Any one know of a Scissor Sisters replacement band? Expand

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