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  • Summary: The third album for the dance quartet was inspired from a night at a Berlin club and was produced with Stuart Price.
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  1. Despair is very much with us. It'll blow up before it recedes. And this music is intensely committed to escaping it.
  2. The Scissor Sisters' third nightlife-themed album, Night Work, is a return to the glittery, flamboyant pop of the group's 2004 self-titled debut
  3. By matching their sound so adriotly to the content of their songs, Scissor Sisters makes Night Work an album of real structural sophistication.
  4. Scissor Sisters are record fans from way back, so they structure nearly every element of Night Work to relive the heady days of AOR (aka album-oriented rock).
  5. Jake Shears and Ana Matronic trot out those Bee Gees harmonies again over Moroder-style synth runs and glam guitars, delivering a stirring anthem about how for some disaffected folks, nightclubbing time is business time.
  6. The album is a dizzying, infectious experience in which throbbing, Moroder-influenced beats never slacken and Shears rarely misses a chance to leer at that hunk across the dancefloor.
  7. Night Work is a pastiche of Scissors Sisters' former glories that sees the band desperately sewing together the leftover scraps of their idols in a vain attempt to recapture the pertinence of their debut.

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  1. AndyC
    Jul 1, 2010
    10
    Pure perfection. This CD is the pop fix I have been anxiously awaiting for the past 10 years. Lady GaGa aside, the lack of good pop hooks in Pure perfection. This CD is the pop fix I have been anxiously awaiting for the past 10 years. Lady GaGa aside, the lack of good pop hooks in mainstream music is a crime. Night Work delivers the hooks in spades. With tempered beats, synth lines, and Shears' vocals, this album feels like a blend of Bee Gees, Human League, Pet Shop Boys, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, disco-glam, and a dash of rock opera. My only issue with Night Work, is that I cannot seem to stop listening to it. I guess I'm just a hopeless addict. Expand
  2. Aug 28, 2010
    10
    This CD brought me back 20 years ago. It sounds like Thompson Twins, Journey, Styx, Prince, Erasure, etc...It's allover the place butThis CD brought me back 20 years ago. It sounds like Thompson Twins, Journey, Styx, Prince, Erasure, etc...It's allover the place but immensely original at the same time. You have to listen in a close environment so you can appreciate every sound. Certainly a MAJOR album...Bravo! Expand
  3. SteveB.
    Jun 29, 2010
    10
    Fun, hypnotic, interesting, anti-depressant.
  4. May 25, 2011
    10
    I don't usually like the scissor sisters and found their previous albums dire but after hearing 'any which way' I downloaded this and was notI don't usually like the scissor sisters and found their previous albums dire but after hearing 'any which way' I downloaded this and was not disappointed - it was amazing. So I checked out their previous albums and now I'm an avid fan. LOVE. Expand
  5. RezJ
    Jun 29, 2010
    9
    I just fell in love with this Album. it's better than their Debut. a none stop hit album from this great Alternative band.
  6. Apr 29, 2012
    8
    Scissor Sisters have given us the album of their career, and quite possibly one of the best pop albums of the last decade.You want pop? YouScissor Sisters have given us the album of their career, and quite possibly one of the best pop albums of the last decade.You want pop? You want rock? You want funk? You want dance? You want electronica? Well here it is. All on one disc. Stuart Price and the Scisstors have made a pop masterpiece. Expand
  7. EvanS
    Jul 1, 2010
    7
    The toughest thing facing Scissor Sisters is that it was released on the heels of Robyn's Pt 1. Side by side, Robyn wins by a landslide. The toughest thing facing Scissor Sisters is that it was released on the heels of Robyn's Pt 1. Side by side, Robyn wins by a landslide. Scissor Sisters is a downright dopey glitter bomb, but it's great fun. Expand

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