Scissor Sisters - album review
GLAM ROCK DISCO POP
How does one follow an album that sold more than anyone else’s in the UK in 2004 and seamlessly concatenated every genre from 1972 to 1981, short of heavy metal? On Ta-Dah, there are co-writing credits for Bowie’s 70s guitarist Carlos Alomar and Sir Elton of John; Reg’s influence pushes the record closer to Goodbye Yellow Brick Road territory, although perversely it’s more subtle, less catchy than either that or the Sisters’ debut. Madonna producer Stuart Price can’t save Ana Matronic’s lead vocal on the blandly poppy Kiss You Off, but everything else works, including the paranoid slow funk of bonus track Transistor.