Scissor Sisters

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Metascore
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Universal acclaim- based on 92 Ratings

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  • Summary: Although a New York band, Scissor Sisters (as evidenced by this debut disc) are definitely not part of the typical New York scene, eschewing garage and no wave to embrace campier, glammier 70s and 80s rock and dance music sounds. Included here is the band's cover of Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb."
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. This is a genius pop album, one on which pretty much everything fantastic happens.
  2. By celebrating what it is to be a freak in 2004 they've made a debut that's unique yet uniting, deep yet designed for the dance-floor.
  3. With one part arched eyebrows and droll wit, and one part melancholia and sharp social observation, the Sisters' debut is bursting with golden moments.
  4. The album is fully committed to its breadth of ideas, allowing the songs to transcend their quirky individuality and ear candy sheen.
  5. If it's pop thrills a go-go you’re after, you’ve got it.
  6. This debut's fantastic energy does peter out toward the end, and some may consider it unfortunate that the bawdy, simplistic lyrics aren't the kind of life-changing poetry you'll want someone singing at your wedding.
  7. Mojo
    40
    Spread over a whole CD, there is some worryingly featureless stuff. [Apr 2004, p.102]

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  1. Positive: 55 out of 62
  2. Negative: 6 out of 62
  1. paulr
    Apr 17, 2004
    10
    brilliant album, such a joy to listen to, the range of music sure takes me back to the 70's.
  2. erwink
    Dec 12, 2006
    10
    pure perfection
  3. DavidW
    Jul 19, 2004
    10
    Fantastic debut record. This is what Elton John sounded like when he was good. CShelCShore is absolutely correct in his review. Listen to Fantastic debut record. This is what Elton John sounded like when he was good. CShelCShore is absolutely correct in his review. Listen to this album when you drive cross-country and it will blow your mind. Expand
  4. randyh
    Feb 3, 2005
    10
    The best!
  5. ToddC
    Apr 5, 2005
    10
    My favorite album of 2004! These guys are fresh and talented!
  6. AnnH
    Jan 12, 2007
    9
    Heard Lara being played in a record store and bought the album immediately. Played that song over and over and eventually listened to and Heard Lara being played in a record store and bought the album immediately. Played that song over and over and eventually listened to and realized the rest of the songs were great as well. Expand
  7. BenDover
    Aug 6, 2004
    0
    Poor, poor Camp sound. Annoying, just too annoying.

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