Scissor Sisters - Night Work (4 stars)

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Scissor Sisters - Night Work

(Polydor)

The Scissor Sisters’ tireless (and tiresome) hyper-camp pantomime has often threatened to overbear their insatiable way with a pop song. Thankfully, the New York provocateurs’ command of disco, electro and slick MOR prevails on this third outing, the aptly entitled Night Work.

Forgoing a measure of their characteristic 70s references (Elton John, The Bee Gees) in favour of towering 80s soundtracks (Top Gun, Flashdance, Miami Vice, Thriller) works well for them – not least on the self-explanatory ‘Skintight’ and ‘Nightlife’– as does invoking the Pet Shop Boys and Laura Branigan (on ‘Invisible Light’). All this, and Sir Ian McKellen saying ‘painted whores’.

Scissor Sisters

The filthy gorgeous Scissor Sisters are back with their third studio album Night Work. The band was formed in 2001 and consists of vocalists Jake Shears and Ana Matronic, multi-instrumentalist Babydaddy, lead guitar/bassist Del Marquis, and drummer Randy Real. Their music contains a diverse mixture of disco, glam rock and…

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