SCISSOR SISTERS "Ta - Dah" /CD/



The second full-length album by the American Pop-Rock/Altenative/Electroclash/Glam Rock band.
The first Scissor Sisters album was one of the catchiest debuts of the new millennium, but also one of the best-crafted. All camp on the surface but with plenty of substance underneath, it succeeded because the band wrote fantastic songs and backed them with excellent productions, usually in the vein of their biggest Pop/Dance heroes, from the Bee Gees to George Michael.
If the follow-up, "Ta-Dah", doesn't reach as high as its predecessor, it's certainly not the fault of some spot-on arrangements by head producer Babydaddy. Soundtracking his own mythical night at Studio 54 circa 1978, Babydaddy's Discoball Jazzfest Studio in New York City pumps out tracks gloriously in debt to the Bee Gees (of course), Elton John (although not on the track he contributes piano to), the Rolling Stones' brassy late-'70s stompers, Electro-Disco arena Rock (if there is such a thing), and some sort of '70s Disco hokum that features a very talented Gina Gershon on jew's-harp. Similarities to their debut are much easier to find than differences, although the songs aren't quite as memorable (except the single "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'") and "Ta-Dah" is slightly same in comparison. Still, Scissor Sisters remain consummate masters of their material; the chord changes on the ballad "Land of a Thousand Words" defy listeners to not think of a glittering discoball, which is precisely the right image to be conjured.
Album features collaborations with Elton John, Carlos Alomar and Paul Williams. It's debuted at number 19 on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 42000 copies in its first week. Upon its release, "Ta-Dah" received positive reviews from most music critics.
Polydor Ltd. (UK)/ Universal Music Company, 2006 (1705090). Used: very good.


Tracklist:
1. I Don't Feel Like Dancin' 4:48
2. She's My Man 5:31
3. I Can't Decide 2:46
4. Lights 3:35
5. Land Of A Thousand Words 3:50
6. Intermission 2:37
7. Kiss You Off 5:02
8. Ooh 3:29
9. Paul Mccartney 3:44
10. The Other Side 4:22
11. Might Tell You Tonight 3:20
12. Everybody Wants The Same Thing 4:22
Total playing time: 47:26


Samples: http://www.last.fm

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