The Scissor Sisters' self-titled disc is one of the most exciting and electric debuts to come along in ages.
The Scissor Sisters' self-titled disc is one of the most exciting and electric debuts to come along in ages. It's no wonder that, in the United Kingdom, "Scissor Sisters" has spawned three top 20 singles and recently topped the Official U.K. Charts Co.'s album chart. The mixed-gender band, which hails from New York, dabbles in stomping, groove-filled rock, melancholy ballads, minimalist dance and sexed-up funk workouts. The instantly catchy lead single "Take Your Mama," which is making inroads at radio and video outlets, is a feel-good anthem. A sparse disco cover of Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb" has become a hit on trendsetting dancefloors, while the rollicking "Music Is the Victim" sounds like an outtake from a classic Elton John album. The Sisters also excel at powerful ballads; witness the haunting "It Can't Come Quickly Enough" and the epic closer "Return to Oz."—KC