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Scissor Sisters Ta Dah

Reviewing: Scissor Sisters Ta Dah  |  Rating:
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Scissor Sisters provide the ultimate in dance music with Ta-Dah. Take 80s pop and funnel it through a screen of 70s disco. Then throw feather boas, glitter, and a wicked sense of humor on top, and you've got a ridiculously entertaining CD.

Scissor Sisters tease us at the opener with something that sounds a little bit country, a little bit rock n' roll, but then it slides into a BeeGees-like dance extravaganza that will have you jumping to your feet. Ta-Dah is just a heck of a lot of fun, a lively blend of genres with some daring curveballs. Don't be surprised if you're dancing along and joining in with the sing-songy lyrics of "I Can't Decide" when it suddenly occurs to you that the subject matter is a lot darker than the tone of the song indicates.

Scissor Sisters have a good laugh with titles like "She's My Man" and "Kiss You Off". They explore the creative connection with "Paul McCartney", a rollicking party tune that then slides into an almost psychedelic dip into the afterlife with "The Other Side"--a tune that reminds me a bit of Nik Kershaw's 80s hit "Wouldn't It Be Good?".

There's nothing to complain about here, except a wish for more. Ta-Dah is just a great dance, party album that's quirky, flamboyant, and fun--and absolutely never boring.