New Scissor Sisters – “The Other Side”

I’m also surprised how much I’m blogging about the Scissor Sisters. Especially because I once deemed them “not so special” on this very blog. Maybe I didn’t listen to the last album enough, or maybe their live show did the convincing, but this band’s songs rise about the novelty.

The formula for almost every track on Ta-Dah is 20% Gibb / 80% Eighties Elton. But this track is different. 20% Supergrass / 80% Duran Duran. From the synth wash chorus to the sexy sax solo … well, just close your eyes and picture Simon Le Bon on a yacht.

It’s a welcome homage too, ’cause the next Duran Duran album is gonna sound like Justin Timberlake. Via myspace.com/duranduran:

Since there has been some speculation about Justin Timberlake working with Duran Duran in the media, we can confirm that ever since Justin presented the band with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Brits in 2004 they have all expressed an interest in working together. To that end, they recently met up with Justin and Producer Timbaland to start work on new music for their next album on Epic/Sony Records. This association is still in the early stages and nothing is finished yet.

No way is it gonna sound this good:

Scissor Sisters – “The Other Side” (MP3)

20% Supergrass / 80% Duran Duran. Am I wrong? Tell me who you hear.