Scissor Sisters (album)

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Scissor Sisters
Scissoralbum.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 2, 2004
Recorded2003
Genre
Length43:02
LabelPolydor (UK)
Universal Motown Records (U.S.) B0002772-02
ProducerScissor Sisters
Scissor Sisters chronology
The Demo Album
(2003)
Scissor Sisters
(2004)
Remixed!
(2004)
Singles from Scissor Sisters
  1. "Laura"
    Released: October 27, 2003
  2. "Comfortably Numb"
    Released: January 19, 2004
  3. "Take Your Mama"
    Released: March 29, 2004
  4. "Mary"
    Released: October 11, 2004
  5. "Filthy/Gorgeous"
    Released: January 3, 2005

Scissor Sisters is the debut studio album by American glam rock band Scissor Sisters, first released in 2004 (see 2004 in music). It was released by Polydor in the UK. It reached number 1 on the UK and Irish albums charts, and was the best-selling album of 2004 in the UK. Since its release it has gone 9× Platinum in the UK, selling over 2,700,000 copies in the country alone.[1] In Ireland it has been certified 5× Platinum. The album was not as successful in their native USA, peaking at #102 on the Billboard 200. As of February 2007 it has sold 299,000 copies in United States. [2] The album has sold 3,300,000 copies worldwide,[3] and is listed as one of 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die in the book of the same name, edited by Robert Dimery.[4]

The album won Best International Album at the 2005 BRIT Awards. In July 2006 it was named by Attitude as the top "gay album" of all time.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic81/100[6]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[7]
Blender4/5 stars[8]
The Guardian4/5 stars[9]
Mojo2/5 stars[10]
NME9/10[11]
Pitchfork8.3/10[12]
Q4/5 stars[13]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[14]
Uncut5/5 stars[15]
The Village VoiceB+[16]

At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 81, which indicates "universal acclaim".[6]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Laura"Scott Hoffman, Jason SellardsScissor Sisters3:36
2."Take Your Mama"Hoffman, SellardsScissor Sisters4:31
3."Comfortably Numb" (Pink Floyd cover)David Gilmour, Roger WatersScissor Sisters4:25
4."Mary"Hoffman, SellardsScissor Sisters4:43
5."Lovers in the Backseat"Hoffman, SellardsScissor Sisters3:15
6."Tits on the Radio"Hoffman, Ana Lynch, SellardsScissor Sisters3:16
7."Filthy/Gorgeous"Hoffman, Lynch, SellardsScissor Sisters3:46
8."Music Is the Victim"Derek Gruen, Hoffman, SellardsScissor Sisters2:57
9."Better Luck"Gruen, Hoffman, SellardsScissor Sisters3:08
10."It Can't Come Quickly Enough"Hoffman, SellardsScissor Sisters4:42
11."Return to Oz"Hoffman, SellardsScissor Sisters4:34

Personnel[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Date
United Kingdom February 2, 2004
United States July 27, 2004

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Platinum Awards Search
  2. ^ Mitchell, Gail (10 February 2007). "The Rock Roster". Billboard. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  3. ^ [1] Archived April 2, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Dimery, Robert; Lydon, Michael (23 March 2010). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die: Revised and Updated Edition. Milford, Connecticut: Universe Publishing. ISBN 978-0-7893-2074-2.
  5. ^ "Beatles Top Gay Album". Leeds: Contactmusic. 30 July 2006. Archived from the original on 14 November 2011. Retrieved 1 June 2006.
  6. ^ a b "Reviews for Scissor Sisters by Scissor Sisters". Metacritic. Retrieved May 14, 2016.
  7. ^ "Scissor Sisters – Scissor Sisters". AllMusic. Retrieved May 14, 2016.
  8. ^ Harrison, Andrew (August 2004). "Scissor Sisters: Scissor Sisters". Blender. No. 28. London, England: Dennis Publishing. p. 141. Archived from the original on August 3, 2004. Retrieved July 6, 2016.
  9. ^ Lynskey, Dorian (January 30, 2004). "Scissor Sisters, Scissor Sisters". The Guardian. Retrieved May 14, 2016.
  10. ^ "Scissor Sisters: Scissor Sisters". Mojo (125): 102. April 2004.
  11. ^ Jonze, Tim (February 6, 2004). "Scissor Sisters : Scissor Sisters". NME. Archived from the original on January 8, 2016. Retrieved May 14, 2016.
  12. ^ Plagenhoef, Scott (March 10, 2004). "Scissor Sisters: Scissor Sisters". Pitchfork. Retrieved May 14, 2016.
  13. ^ "Scissor Sisters: Scissor Sisters". Q (212): 111. March 2004.
  14. ^ Walters, Barry (August 19, 2004). "Scissor Sisters: Scissor Sisters". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on March 9, 2009. Retrieved May 14, 2016.
  15. ^ "Scissor Sisters: Scissor Sisters". Uncut (81): 70. February 2004.
  16. ^ Christgau, Robert (March 22, 2005). "Consumer Guide: DJ Kicks". The Village Voice. Retrieved May 14, 2016.
  17. ^ "Scissor Sisters | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart.
  18. ^ Copsey, Rob (13 October 2018). "The UK's Top 40 biggest studio albums of time". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 23 November 2018.