Album of the Year.

My first bid for Best Album of 2004 is in, albeit a bit early.

It’s a bit off my normal style of music, but after a serendipitous, crash-course indoctrination, I’m going to say that the debut album from Scissor Sisters is *that* good. Give it a few tries and tell me what you think, even if you hate the Pink Floyd cover.

Think DeeLite meets Elton John with a smattering of Bowie thrown in for good measure. They’re having absolute fun with what they’re doing, are extremely well-produced, witty lyrics, deviant style, and just the right infusion of emotion and melody in a brightly colored, feather-boa-ed package. Four excellent, five-star reviews that really capture what they’re about can be found here, here, here, and here. An odd twist is that they’re from New York but only released in Britain thusfar.

“Laptops and leotards…”

I’ve updated my playlist on Radio Perfidy, and you can catch a song or two from them within.

See last year’s pick here.

2 Responses to “Album of the Year.”

  1. Anonymous Says:
    April 12th, 2004 at 6:08 am

    Scissor Sisters
    Filthy & Gorgeous just like everyone should be. Some stuff reminds me of Beck's "Midnight Vultures"? It's really fun stuff! ~ (*

  2. FunkyPlaid Says:
    April 14th, 2004 at 1:14 am

    Re: Scissor Sisters
    Totally fun.
    And there's something more; still trying to put my finger on it…

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