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Ta-Dah

Studio Album by released in 2006
Ta-Dah's tracklist:
I Don't Feel Like Dancin'
She's My Man
I Can't Decide
Lights
Land of a Thousand Words
Intermission
Kiss You Off
Ooh
Paul McCartney
The Other Side
Might Tell You Tonight
Everybody Wants the Same Thing

Ta-Dah review

Scissor Sisters surprises the audience once again

There are times in the modern show business when a band enjoys a bigger popularity abroad rather than in its homeland, and this is exactly what is happening to the American collective Scissor Sisters. Formed in 2001, tha band comprises lead vocalist Jake Shears, bassist, guitarist, keyboardist and back vocalist Babydaddy, besides, both write the songs, vocalist playing percussion Ana Matronic, guitarist Del Marquis and drummer Paddy Boom. Scissor Sisters’ 2004 self-titled debut album has become on of the decade’s biggest-selling acts in the UK, though received quite a moderate acclaim in the USA. The band members call Great Britain their spiritual home and their extravagant image appeals greatly to the British audience. Scissor Sisters style is hard to refer to any category, though it has been clearly influenced by glam-rock, disco, funk and alternative music. The band’s second album Ta-Dah is marked by the change to a retro sounding and a more controversial mood of most songs. Jake Shears and the others’ idea has been to make an album that would combine the psychedelia of the 1960s, glam rock and disco, and today the fans can check what has become of it. Scissor Sisters surprises the audience once again with its unique music and new interesting paradoxes.

A brillaint collection of bright pop and disco tunes and emotional ballads

Scissor Sisters has been working on the album starting from the last year, and all the songs were recorded at the band’s studio Discoball. The first single I Don’t Feel Like Dancing has already become a new hit on many radio stations in the UK and beyond. This song is very precious for the whole band for it is collaboration with each member’s favorite performer Elton John, who has played the amazing piano part and participated in the song’s creation. Judging by the record’s cover, the second single is going to be another splendid composition Land Of A Thousand Words, reminiscent of classic spy films. Self-confident She’s My Man and a bold break-up anthem Kiss You Off, led by Ana Matronic, make an unusual contarst with a more thoughtful and melancholic track The Other Side, with unforgettable keyboards. An unbearably sad Might Tell You Tonight is one of the most felt love songs you have ever heard, while Intermission, also partially Elton John’s creation, is an irrefutable highlight on Ta-Dah. Many listeners are going to be elated with an aptly named song Paul McCartney, which is remarkeable for especially original lyrics. I many respects as felicitous as the previous work, Ta-Dah is a brillaint collection of funny and bright pop and disco tunes alternanting with emotional ballads, and a worthy continuation of Scissor Sisters’ musical career.

One of the most unique bands nowadays

Despite Scissor Sisters’ straight-forward lyrics, because of which some supermarkets refuse to sell its albums, and a defiant image, the band has managed to find itself among such mainstream legends as James Blunt, Robbie Williams, Keane, Dido, Coldplay and Norah Jones due to the grand sells of its records. Obviously, the British audience has been long missing a scandalous group, not easily calls hard names, reveals its utter ignorance of any moral norms and limitations and what is more important enjoys its creative work like no other. The fans can be sure they are going to get the same teasing lyrics against the background of inimitable arrangements, and there are many pleasant surprises on the album. Non-standard in all it is doing, Scissor Sisters has easily outshone its first album and introduced new elements making its music even more unusual and difficult to describe. The most surprising thing is that the vocalists’ voice inappreciably reminds of many you have heard before, and simultaneously always remains fresh and breathtaking. Taking all these controversies into account, it is possible to say that Scissor Sisters is one of the most unique bands nowadays; hence the album Ta-Dah can be hardly compared to anything else.

(28.09.2006)
Rate review3.24
Total votes - 33


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