The Disco Dance is Back!
Roller discos will be in vogue again if the Scissor Sisters have any say on the matter with their disco dance disc Ta Dah. Everything about the Scissor Sisters screams flamboyance, from their Queen-inspired harmonizing to their pastel colored leisure suits. The album as a whole is an eclectic mix of electro dance funk. Perfect for any dance party play list. Lead track “I Don’t Feel Like Dancing”Â¬Ã¹ has made its way across the airwaves and as a theme song on countless TV shows with its funky 70’s inspired grooves. Singer Jake Shears sounds undeniably like Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees when he hits the high notes.
One of the most interesting aspects about this band is how they weave marked dark undertones into what sounds like joyously happy music. They have a tendency to gravitate toward negative lyrics masked by shrill voices and upbeat rhythms. This is most exemplified in “I Can’t Decide,”Â¬Ã¹ when Shears sings “My heart feels dead inside / It’s cold and hard and petrified / Lock the doors and close the blinds / we’re going for a ride.”Â¬Ã¹ These lyrics are in stark contrast to the pop-heavy music on this song and on notable track “IntermissionÂ¬Ã¹.” The latter sounds like an exact replica of early Queen when Shears channels Freddie Mercury, singing “Killer Queen.”Â¬Ã¹
Ta Dah is fun and feels good with snappy piano and laser reminiscent electro-beats, but this very aspect hinders it from any long-term replay ability. The songs are catchy and vivacious at first, but after its been exhausted on repeat for a month or more, it will probably recede to the untouched recesses of a computer or CD collection. Scissor Sisters has the talent to crank out the hits, but they need to work on crafting their sound to surpass mere novelty.