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Magic Hour

Scissor Sisters

Magic Hour

Fourth album from the New York disco, electro-pop five-piece

ADM rating[?]

6.4

Label
Polydor
UK Release date
28/05/2012
US Release date
29/05/2012
  1. 8.5 |   BBC

    Scissor Sisters have rediscovered a magic touch lacking slightly on Night Work. Their progress is marked by a developed sense of reflection, which balances their familiar flamboyance
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  2. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Full of melodies that feel effortless and instantly classic. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    With a little luck, and the careful choice of singles, there might be life in this party yet
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  4. 8.0 |   music OMH

    It doesn’t have a sonic or lyrical theme, and from the outset, this works to their advantage. The album is loose and unstructured, and not reined in by a singular producer
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  5. 8.0 |   Q

    Scissor Sister are a band that always succeeded most when combining big surprises with big choruses, and they pull it out of the hat in quite extraordinary fashion here. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   Spin

    Diplo, Azealia Banks and other hot guests accentuate the sprawl in art-pop band's cheeky disco deviations
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  7. 7.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Magic Hour is just another reason why people keep Scissor Sisters perpetually on their musical menu
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  8. 7.0 |   DIY

    The collection of excellent electro pop tracks show the band still know their way around a melody but the album is let down by a few too many tired and morose ballads and witless appropriations of chart successful sounds
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  9. 6.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Far from being a cheap or tacky gimmick of a band, with Magic Hour Scissor Sisters prove they can produce top quality, high end material
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  10. 6.0 |   The Scotsman

    Magic Hour is lighter on the tremulous, melancholic ballads, and pulls its killer pop punches, which is not a good look for such accomplished songsmiths
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  11. 6.0 |   Scotland on Sunday

    This is a qualified return to form, but perhaps the fey flippancy which was so fetching almost ten years ago is not quite right for these times of austerity
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  12. 6.0 |   NME

    A mixed bag, sure, but there's signs that they are still fighting the good fight for weirdos everywhere
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  13. 6.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    A record light on substance but packed to the rafters with melody - there are plenty of cheap thrills to get jiggy with
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  14. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Guest producers Pharrell Williams and Calvin Harris, and an Azealia Banks rap on Shady Love, give their fourth album an electro-pop sheen aimed at today's top 40
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  15. 6.0 |   The Independent

    Most tracks do their utmost to condense into party anthems
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  16. 6.0 |   Rave Magazine

    Scissor Sisters lost the element of surprise a long time ago, but Magic Hour retains the spirit of fun and abandon
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  17. 6.0 |   Pop Matters

    Magic Hour won’t blow your mind but it conjures enough spectacle to highlight why Scissor Sisters remain one of pop’s smartest, most entertaining bands
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  18. 5.3 |   Pitchfork

    The group's most low-key and ballad-centric album to date
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  19. 5.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The hedonistic disco–pop crew connects when it drops its guard
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  20. 5.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Desperation just isn't a good look for a group known for its theatricality and flair
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  21. 3.0 |   No Ripcord

    Magic Hour's never exactly bad. It's worse than that. It's boring
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