Out Today: Scissor Sisters

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Scissor Sisters
Night Work
(Universal)

For their third album, Scissor Sisters work with an outside party for the first time. And it does them a world of good. The group apparently trashed an earlier version of Night Work and even considered calling it quits before bringing in producer Stuart Price, who helps drag Scissor Sisters out of the ’70s and into the ’80s. The opening title track sounds readymade for arena-size shout-alongs. And “Fire With Fire” begins as a ballad before transforming into a club stomper. Scissor Sisters haven’t completely abandoned their ’70s sound on Night Work — take a listen to the funky “Any Which Way” and glammy “Harder You Get.” But the techno-tinged tunes are the highlights here. “Skin Tight” wouldn’t sound out of place on an Italian disco compilation, and the group channels British ’80s grandeur in album closer “Invisible Light.” It’s some serious progress. —Jeremy Willets

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