I don’t remember exactly when it was that I first heard Scissor Sisters. I know it was 2004, and I’m fairly certain it was the spring. Beyond that all I can remember is being in the car, turning the radio up, and thinking “My my. Elton John has never sounded so good. What is this?” At the end I was informed that it was not Sir Elton, but a new band based out of NYC. From that day forward I’ve been a big fan of their music.
Magic Hour is a bit of a reclamation for the group. 2010’s Night Work was a decent record, but the worst they’ve put out. It just felt like there was something missing, though I could never put my finger on it. The new album hits all their usual touchstones while maintaining their “disco is not dead” attitude. Continue reading “Scissor Sisters-Magic Hour”