Night Work

  • Record Label: Polydor
  • Release Date: Jun 29, 2010
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Night Work is a far livelier and more enjoyable record than Ta-Dah, which was a modest album with much to be modest about. But the nagging sense that Scissor Sisters aren't living up to the promise of their multifaceted, emotionally rich debut is slowly being replaced by the suspicion that they never will.
  2. 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.
  3. Every song sounds like some other band, from the Bee Gees disco of the title track to the Talking Heads-y paranoia of "Running Out." But that's no reason to hate on this good-natured party.
  4. 60
    Four years on, Night Work finds the band mimicking Eurodisco on the cheeky title track, the Cars on "Skin Tight," Kraftwerk on the stiff "Something Like This," and Animotion's "Obsession" on pulsing first single "Invisible Light," just a step behind the times.
  5. Uncut
    60
    The listener who experiences this album as physically as it is delivered will be rewarded with calories burned, an endorphin rush to die for, and heavy sweating indeed. [Aug 2010, p.94]
  6. Night Work, the Sisters third studio album, is both their filthiest and most musically downbeat effort to date.
  7. Largely at a loss for genuine inspiration, Night Work mostly finds the Scissor Sisters resorting to familiar shtick, the result of which is a collection of songs that often feels as glib and shallow as their critics accuse them of being.
  8. 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.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  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. Full Review »
  2. 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. Full Review »
  3. Dec 11, 2016
    10
    One of the 21st century's finest pop records. Stuart Price and the Sisters are a match made in pop heaven. From start to finish it's aOne of the 21st century's finest pop records. Stuart Price and the Sisters are a match made in pop heaven. From start to finish it's a thrilling piece of work. It has pop, rock, dance. euphoria, funk and electronica, the lyrics are clever, funny, cheeky, moving and down-right catchy. It's filled with melody, dance-ability, strong vocals and non-stop likeability. It's modern, yet highly nostalgic, but never feels unoriginal. An epic pop album that deserves to sell a billion copies. Full Review »