It seems that camp silliness is becoming the new world order in "alternative" music what with The Darkness, Electric Six and the Loose Cannons all fighting to thrust their sequins and innuendos into the spotlight.
Scissor Sisters may not rock like the aforementioned acts but their brand of pop is definitely infused with the same spirit. Laura starts with the plonkiest keyboard strokes you could imagine (remember when you learnt Chopsticks?), adds in a pedestrian beat and some synth pan-pipes, before the hammed-up vocal appears imploring, "Laura... Give me one more chance to be the man that I know I am." And, just when you think it can't get any more bizarre, in comes a wah-wah guitar break and, later, a saxophone solo in the distance.
There's the air of a grown-up nursery rhyme about this, but on reflection you're left feeling that XTC did it better decades ago. Catchy but oh so daft.