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[QUICKIE] Scissor Sisters – MAGIC HOUR

Scissor Sisters - Magic Hour

if this is the end it’s the best place i’ve ever been, it feels so good to just get lost sometimes

Some great videos off this LP but the songs aren’t grabbing me like Night Work did. Like they are being too serious. Or holding back. Meh.

[Quickies are mini-reviews that can fit into a 140 character tweet. They are of albums that people already know of but perhaps are curious about our take on it. What did you think of the disc?]

The Best Songs of 2010 for Shaking Your Ass/Rump/Donk/Moneymaker/What Your Mama Gave You: A New Years Eve Collection

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The year comes to a close tomorrow and it’s time to start compiling those “Best Of” lists we all love. What better way to kick things off than with a mega-mix of the year’s best ass-shaking jams. Those tracks that just take a hold and force you to dip that hip, and just in time for New Year’s Eve!

Some are originals, some are remixes, and some are mashups. It’s no means a definitive list nor are the tracks in any sort of ranking. These are the tracks that have gotten my blood pumping all year long and so what better way to celebrate them than letting them ring in the new year! More specific lists coming once the year actually ends!

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[LP] SCISSOR SISTERS serve up a lot of SEX AND a hint of VIOLENCE, the good kind…

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sweetest taste is never gonna leave you even when it hurts you

Scissor Sisters – Sex and Violence

That cover art pretty much says it all. Scissor Sisters’ third album, Night Work, is music for ass grabbing, flexing, shaking, bouncing and strutting, and if you have ever appreciated any of those activities then you would be wise to get your hands on this package in time for the weekend’s festivities! I just finished a workout/shower combo to the whole album and I couldn’t be more pumped for Friday night! Sure Scissor Sisters are about as flamboyant as it gets and Night Work is their master thesis on the subject but it’s also their best, most cohesive album to date. I’ve traditionally been only moderately inspired by their dance jams only to be left disappointed by the rest of the flimsy album material. In fact, I had even taken all their previous stuff off my iTunes in a recent hard drive cleansing. Then I heard “Invisible Light” and was convinced to give them a second (third) chance. Night Work wastes no more than 8 seconds before kicking things off big and bold. The title track is a straight disco funk jam and is subsequently followed by huge danceability through all 10 tracks. “Any Which Way,” “Something like This,” and “Skin Tight” are other album favorites that pave the way for current obsession, “Sex and Violence.” Jake Shears’ dark and sultry voice glide through the shimmering fog-lit rhythm for a track that is perfect for dancing closer and closer to that special (i.e. random) someone on the dancefloor. Fuck, I can’t keep trying to describe this stuff. It’s too hard to think, type, and dance at the same time. If you are remotely moved by these tracks then you know what to do. Night Work is out now!

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SCISSOR SISTERS don’t want the product of all those squats to be INVISIBLE so turn a LIGHT on an appreciate this pair

Scissor sisters - Invisible Light

another castle crumbles, another monkey falls, just open up your joy and let the sailors climb the walls

Scissor Sisters – Invisible Light

Scissor Sisters are back and better than ever with a jam that is about as tight as those buns! Their brand of flamboyant glam-pop has always been hit-or miss with me and can be cringe-inducing at times but “Invisible Light” is the NYC quintet at their finest. Things start off groovy enough as those 80s suspense-sytnths bounce around the trotting beat. But like any great dance song this track takes it’s time heating up and by the fourth minute we’ve got a little drum soloing, some flitting tropical bird noises, and a litte spoken word, as things calm before really kicking off for the last 70 seconds. Never mind the crazy-ass lyrics because you can always sing along with those breathy moans! Even on your first listen! Scissor Sisters new album, Night Work, is out June 28th. It’s gonna be a sweaty summer.

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[Just Burn It!] Moms are the Best! mix-tape

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This Sunday is Mother’s Day in many parts of the world. If you are in those parts, or you just love your mother, then this is the mix for you (and your mother!). Just download it, burn it, and give it to your mother. Don’t listen to it or even read the track names. That way it will be more fun for everyone!

Track-list after the jump. (no peeking!)

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