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Scissor Sisters

Scissor Sisters

1 Jan 2003
4.6 out of 5 stars 161 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 2003
  • Release Date: 25 Jan. 2004
  • Label: Polydor Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 2003 Polydor Ltd. (UK)
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  • Total Length: 50:01
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  • ASIN: B001KMSMSO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 161 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,674 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)
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Looking at the Sisters, apart from being at the cutting edge of independent fashion today (as dictated predominantly by the gay scene), it reminds me of the 80's new romantic era... accentuated by these songs of 70's and 80's styles. It's everything you've read before - Elton John ('Take Your Mama Out' and 'Mary'), David Bowie ('Return To Oz'), Bee Gees ('Comfortably Numb'), Pet Shop Boys ('It Cant Come Quickly Enough') all mixed up with a little hint of Michael Jackson's now famous "shamon" ('Laura').
There is an incredible range of vocal and musical styles. Each song is different - and it really does sound like a compilation of different bands from different eras (with today's glossy production techniques).
The thing is this: It's not done for a quick camp laugh, nor to parody the obvious influences.
The amazing thing is this: It works. Brilliantly.
This work is a homage to artists when they were at the top of their game. It's a band that truly love the past and don't think it's ready to be forgotten.
One of the most original, stylish, surprising, funny, moving records for some time. I really didn't think I'd like this album as much as I do. It was an impulse purchase solely on hearing 'Comfortably Numb' (which I didn't like AT ALL the first time I heard it, but took over my head by stealth) and it was the best buy I've made in... well, a week or two (Snow Patrol's album also was a great purchase), but that's not the point! This is a wonderful album that will blow you away.
Highly recommended!
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On the strength of Comfortably Numb, I was going to boycot this album. Fortunately for me, I heard it played in it's entirety while chained to the chair in my hair salon and promptly ran out and bought it - have been playing it ad nauseum ever since. It is a fantastic collection of danceable tracks whatever your mood, be it for 70's rock or electro-pop, and the lyrics take some beating. Feel good factor is high, but there are some gorgeous ballads on it as well. Can't come quickly enough and Return to Oz have been set to repeat on my cd player! They have a swiftly expanding fan base which is well deserved, as they provide a welcome change to the cardboard copies that are the boy-and-girl bands of the moment. Do yourself a favour and BUY THIS ALBUM!
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Like most people the first I heard of the Scissor sisters was their cover of pink floyds Comfortably numb and personally I thought that the Scissor sisters version is better. I decided to buy the album of the back of that single and have not regretted it since. The 11 main tracks are all fantastic although a couple can take a few listens to get you hooked but the real surprise is the two awesome bonus tracks.
1) Laura- This is funky, cool and stylish and quickly gets you hooked. 10/10
2) Take your mama- Lets face it. What other band has a song about getting your mum pissed and taking her to a gay bar? To add to that the song is brilliant and insanely catchy 10/10
3) Comfortably Numb- Surprisingly a bit different to the rest of the album but still one of the best on there 10/10
4) Mary- Although a lot of people think this track is a standout track it doesn't quite do it for me. A slow and haunting ballad. 6/10
5)Lovers in the backseat- Another slow track that doesn't get me hooked like the rest of the album and a track I often find myself skipping 5/10
6)T*ts on the radio- A return to the upbeat music although not quite as good as the first three tracks but better than tracks 4 and 5. 7/10
7)Filthy/gorgeous- Ana Matronic takes lead vocals on this over the top fun disco style track and the track that returns the album to superb status 9/10
8)Music is the victim- This is a track that grabs you instantly with a funky intro and catchy lyrics. I think this track is one of the most openly gay songs on the album other than take your mama. 10/10
9) Better luck- I love this track.
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Seldom can there have been an album of such diversity as this one, from New York glam-throwbacks the Scissor Sisters. This can be viewed as both a strength and a weakness, and no doubt the multi-genre approach will confuse some whilst appealing to others. The album kicks off with the funky "Laura", and is followed by the energetic radio-friendly "Take Your Mama". This is classic early era Elton John along the lines of "Take Me To The Pilot", and when Jake Shears launches into the falsetto chorus you could be forgiven for thinking that Elton himself is making an appearance on vocals. Then, just when you think you know where you stand with the album, the Sisters' musical boundaries are completely redefined with the gay-disco-inspired reworking of Pink Floyd's immortal "Comfortably Numb". Your view of this one will probably depend on how highly you regard the original, but even the most die-hard Floyd fans must admit that it's kinda catchy. "Mary" is a classic slow rocker built around a deep swelling piano line, with echoes of Spandeau Ballet thrown in just to further the confusion. "Tits On The Radio" with its wry lyrics and seventies disco setting is guaranteed to make you smile, and "Music Is the Victim" sounds like the Stones fused with a heavy dose of Saturday Night Fever. And just when you thought there was nothing left to give, you are treated to the ambitious "Return To Oz". With disarmingly obscure lyrics and eerie melodies the song builds into a compelling finale, and though you have no idea what they are singing about, somehow it doesn't really matter. Either something for everyone, or an album too diverse for the average music fan. But therein lies the beauty. Crazy, camp, colourful, and well worth adding to your collection.
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