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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

I Believe In You

If the Scissor Sister debut album gave a firm nod Elton John and MOR rock through a hoxton filter, then their latest offering Ta-Dah has them channeling their 70s AM rock and white-boy disco influences.

Unlike their previous album which often felt like an album made by a group of club kids having fun and making up pastiches of their favourite childhood songs, Ta-Dah feels less rebellious and more grown up. On the face of it, it’s hard to decide whether this is a good thing or not – part of the charm of the SS was their dont-give-a-damn attitude to pop music in the face of santised, packaged pop.

But, after a few listens the grown-up, heavily 70s influenced production takes on it’s own attraction. This is a band dealing with fame, and growing up. Of chasing the music that they want to make and not trying to be hip or cool. Having always been a big fan of the 70s, it’s like finding a long forgotten album from your childhood – at once recognisable but new at the same time.

Read more about the band's take on the album at their myspace.

Ta-Dah is released in the UK on Sept 18th.

Judging from the progress on this album, I predict that the 'difficult number' 3 will indeed be their magnum opus.

MP3: Scissor Sisters – She’s My Man (Expired)
MP3: Scissor Sisters – Kiss You Off (Expired)

MP3: Scissor Sisters – Might Tell You Tonight (Expired)

buy: Scissor Sisters - Ta-Dah


Blogger Adrian said...

Thanks for the downloads. Can't wait to hear them. Now I have a dilemma - listen, or wait for my CD to arrive!

September 13, 2006 5:58 pm

Anonymous Anonymous said...


September 13, 2006 11:46 pm

Blogger John said...

I don't know if I'm just horribly out of the loop or what, but I'm just not feeling this at all. Is most of the album like this?

September 14, 2006 6:20 pm


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