Friday, September 29, 2006

Scissor Sisters Impress with New Release

Scissor Sisters are back after a two year break from recording with their new record Ta-Dah. 2004's self-titled debut featured the infectious "Take Your Mama" and dance club favorite "Comfortably Numb" cover.

The new record is richer and has more depth than the debut, but still contains the playful trashiness I loved in the first. Elton John helped out with co-writing and playing on a couple tracks and his overall influence can be felt throughout. Elton, like Paul Weller, seems to impress me more lately when he collaborates with other artists (see Weller-produced Ocean Colour Scene) rather than his own solo releases. Ta-Dah is a more listenable album than the previous, with the best of dance, disco, Bee Gees falsetto, and groove thrown in. Favorite tracks: "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'," "Kiss You Off," "Land of a Thousand Words," "Might Tell You Tonight."

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