Scissor Sisters, an American music group, released its fourth album titled Magic Hour in May 2012. Produced by Casablanca and Polydor, the first single on the album ranked 12th on the UK Singles Charts as soon as it was released. The Scissor Sisters have also co-produced some of the songs on the album.
List of Tracks
The album offers 13 tracks and does not feature any guest vocalists. The first song is called Baby Come Home. The song has been written by Jason Sellards, Scott Hoffman, Ana Lynch and John Stephens. This is one of the most popular songs on the album and showcases the desire of a man to who is anxious to get his cheating partner back into his world. The music is perk and bright and provides a déjà vu feeling.
Only The Horses is the second single in the album and the music video was launched in April 2012. The band members of Scissor Sisters are shown as covered in paint. The band is standing in the middle of a desert where a herd of horses try to use ropes to pull the paint off. The other songs in the album are Keep Your Shoes On, The Secret Life of Letters, Year of Living Dangerously, Self Control and Best in Me. The album also features a bonus track titled Ms. Matronic’s Magic Message.
General Review and Rating
The album received mixed reactions from music critics as the songs do not conform to the signature style and rhythm of Scissor Sisters’ pop dance genre. This album has been called as the band’s most ballad-centric and low-key assortment of tracks till date. There are too many love ballads on the album which mars the essence of Scissor Sisters. The slow tracks, Inevitable and Year of Living Dangerously have been lauded as glamorous and melodramatic.
Scissor Sisters’ Magic Hour receives a rating of 3 out of 5 stars.