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  • Audio CD (July 27, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Universal
  • ASIN: B0002IQI8I
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (254 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,241 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Scissor Sisters are five electro-glam reprobates from New York who have produced one of the coolest records of 2004 without even trying. Influenced by vintage Bowie, Roxy Music & Elton John & with the audacity to cover Pink Floyd, the Scissor Sisters are one of the most unique & exciting bands around. Their self-titled debut album is chock-full of cheesy-yet-awesome tunes that incorporate disco, soft rock & everything in between. The Floyd cover 'Comfortably Numb' evokes 'Saturday Night Fever' era Bee Gees whilst 'Mary' is a wonderful pastiche of Toto. Elsewhere the disco stomper 'Laura' is guaranteed to fill dance floors from student unions to wedding receptions & 'Filthy/Gorgeous' is the greatest single Fat Boy Slim never released.

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Those dismissing the self-titled Scissor Sisters as a product of New York's latest band fad are jumping to conclusions. Yes, there's a certain cabaret aspect to what they do, but that's not to dismiss them as frivolous nightclub entertainment. That's only half the story. "Comfortably Numb" may nod to gay disco but this eclectic bunch of fashionistas have more interesting reference points tucked up their puff sleeves. If anything, the prevailing mood here is sunny AM rock, the kind of thing you might have tuned into in 70s New Jersey. "Take Your Mamma Out," perhaps the first song about coming out to your mother in a gay club, and sung by Jake Shears like primetime Elton, is a cracker. So too "Tits on the Radio"--slick barroom boogie that takes a venomous swipe at New York's increasing conservatism. Best here, though, is the anthemic "It Can't Come Quickly Enough," a retro carve-up of Nick Kershaw and the Pet Shop Boys that's more powerful than it sounds. Ignore it at your peril. --Paul Tierney

Customer Reviews

Scissor Sisters have been in my cd player constantly since Sept. of this year.
MelodyKool
It is a very emotional song and very much sounds like songs used to in the 60's and 70's, when music was good.
Melissa Sanchez
Just buy the CD and realize just how good this group is, you will not be disapointed.
E.C Duke

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178 of 188 people found the following review helpful By guillermoj on October 21, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Although I usually like to review acts/releases that may not have received much attention, I also have to put in my 2 cents regarding the best and lesser CDs that I purchase as you guys here at Amazon.com are so helpful to me. While, Scissor Sister's self-titled debut CD has generated much buzz, this is one release that more than lives up to its buzz and should not be ignored as a novelty/fad act. This act's detractors only seem to see the group's many influences and don't see much else. While it is inarguable that Scissor Sister draw their influences from Elton John and musical genres not very popular in the US: art rock, glam rock, Seventies disco (maybe disco did have its heyday in the US), and even show tunes, those people seem to disregard not only that all groups (to greater or lesser degrees) are influenced by their predecessors, but that Scissors Sisters has managed to incorporate the above mentioned genres into something that is entirely accessible that is based singer-songwriter pop with strong lyrics, melodies, and impeccable production.

The CD opens with the muscular "Laura," which to me epitomizes what I like best about Scissor Sisters. Next comes, their huge break-out single in the U.S, "Take Your Mama," is obviously HEAVILY influenced by Elton John, it sounds like a million bucks and not like a rip-off. The third song, a cover of Pink Floyd's "Comfortable Numb," was their initial calling card in the U.K., and it's irresistible as it is completely redone and sounds like the Bee Gees meets a Giorgio Moroder production. Just try to get this song out of your head. I dare you ....

Next comes the gorgeous ballad titled "Mary," which starts out slowly like an earnest Robbie Williams ballad and then evolves into an Eltonesque anthem.
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72 of 81 people found the following review helpful By Dogville on August 7, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Quietly in 2004 springs a funky and over-the-top group called the Scissor Sisters out of New York. Not intending to keep their flamboyance under wraps, these guys (actually 4 guys and a gal) have burst onto the scene with their ecletic fusion of electro-glam disco music that pays tribute to artists from the 60's to early 90's, such as the Bee Gees, David Bowie, Pet Shop Boys, Elton John and more.

Their cabaret-styled music such as the Pink Floyd cover Comfortably Numbed makes lead singer a dead ringer for Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees with his excellent falsetto rendition. Elsewhere he repeats his falsetto vocals to great amusing effect (such as on Laura, Lovers In The Backseat and Music Is The Victim), as if you were right stuck in the 70's. Fret not though, for great production values add to this listening pleasures cos most songs are tinged with electronic effects. On current single, Take Your Mama Out, the group delivers new wave rock on a song about coming out to your mama in a g*y bar. There's also the irrelevant T*ts On The Radio which may spot silly lyrics but is really talking about conservatism on radio these days.

Finally, the anthemic It Can't Come So Quickly packs Nick Kershaw and Pet Shop Boys into one delicious package with a solemn and emotive delivery besides the other ballad Mary. Oh ya, catch those visually captivating videos of theirs on MTV, it'll sure make your day!

If you are looking for great music to cheer up, you'll never fail with the Scissor Sisters' self-titled debut. They are the rage in UK now, and hopefully they'll catch on in Stateside when they tour.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Aj McD on February 7, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Ok, I've been reading the other reviews and all I have to say is get over the Comfortably Numb thing. I'm a big Pink Floyd fan, but -shock/horror- I thought this version was pretty sweet. I didn't really like it when I first heard it, but it's really grown on me.

As for the album, I thought it was brilliant. I admit I bought it for the singles, but when I listened to it, it just blew me away. Now just to get things clear: I'm 21, male, Irish and straight (I have a lovely girlfriend who likes the album too) and I have no problem admitting I like this album. Not only is it fun, but there's some really powerful stuff on there. The greatest song on it is Return to Oz. God, I just fell in love with this song. It has a real epic quality to it.

I wonder did any of the negative reviewers actually sit down and listen to the album. I'm guessing alot of them came in with pre-concieved notions (probably from hearing the singles) and knew they were going to hate it before they listened to it.

My advice? If you're not afraid to give something new a try, then get this album. It's not just for gay people and women.

Oh yeah, reviewers take note: Don't judge an album from one song or a live performance. That's just ignorant.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Busy Body on August 1, 2004
Format: Audio CD
One of 2004's greatest success stories, especially in Britain, is the rise and rise of New York camp-glam band the Scissor Sisters. With their flamboyant style and traditional gay disco-flare, they have dominated the charts with their self-titled debut album which has been No.1 for weeks and has gone multi-platinum in months. This is mainly due to the singles released from the album and their unique style, along with a lot of hype from some of the top critics. The band comprises of five members, all about except two are gay and living life and loving it, which this debut album definitely shows!

The members are Paddy Boom, Babydaddy, Ana Matronic, Del Marquis and the excellent lead singer Jake Shears. Ana Matronic is the only female in the band and believes she is half-gay because her dad was, or something like that! I'm not sure what she's talking about, because she's a bit crazy like the rest of the band - but this is exactly what makes them so brilliant! I didn't initially like the Scissor Sisters, and I went through a phase of disliking them a lot, and then I heard their third single and instantly loved them!

The album opens with that third single which is "Laura." I first heard this song on a music channel and the video blew me away. It was new and exciting and original, and I loved it. The song has a dramatic piano intro and some awesome lyrics. Jake's vocals are very dramatic and work well with the song. This is the most popular song from the album to date and is one of 2004's best songs! "Take Your Mama" was the second single to be taken from the album. It's a mid-tempo number and a bit more chilled than the last song and has a catchy guitar all the way through. The vocals are high-pitched all the way through the song, especially in the verses.
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