Album Review: Scissor Sisters
  • TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012

  • Posted by: Joe Puglisi

It's hard to deny Scissor Sisters accomplish their mission statement-- to embody the breaking of the fourth wall, cracking even the most stoic of listeners into shaking a leg. The band has always been, and remains, a portable party in a recording-size package. As one of the last great acts to fuse four decades of the nebulous "pop" descriptor into something both scratchy-vintage and futuristic, their tunes are always stuck in the present, which admittedly is a weird place to be in today's musosphere. Nonetheless, any argument of boredom on this record is decidedly rooted in a curmudgeonly attachment to the elusive "gravitas" artists are supposed to have. Magic Hour is adrenaline-fueled, sugary fun, even in its slower moments, and the star-fueled collaborative efforts only further serve to establish the band's finger on the pulse without bowing to its exact rhythm. \\

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