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No lesser an authority than Bono has called them “the best pop group in the world”, and their first three albums sold millions - 4.5 million in the United Kingdom alone - making them a household name everywhere from America, Japan and Australia to the UK, which they call their “spiritual home”. They have collaborated with artists as varied as Santigold, 2 Bears, Kylie ... Read more in Amazon's Scissor Sisters Store

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  • Audio CD (28 Jun. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Polydor
  • ASIN: B003H4QOM4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,118 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen10. Sex and Violence 4:10£0.99  Buy MP3 
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BBC Review

It's obviously unwise to begin a pop career with a dull, dreary album, but it can also be a curse to start out with anything too glitteringly good. Take the oddly parallel careers of Franz Ferdinand and Scissor Sisters: both released brilliant self-titled debuts in February 2004 which grabbed the zeitgeist and gobbled the charts, then rushed out disappointing follow-ups and found themselves mired in false starts while recording nightlife-themed third offerings. For Franz Ferdinand, the hesitation proved costly and the sleek, subtle Tonight flopped: we'll soon know if Scissor Sister's lengthier dithering will be similarly punished.

Certainly, the New Yorkers' jitters aren't audibly evident on Night Work, which struts where their second stuttered and crams choruses where it blustered. The comeback single Fire With Fire is a brash, chart-seeking missile of a tune: opening as a piano ballad, it soon builds into a sweeping, air-punching, lyrically nonsensical anthem which shares a lot of musical DNA with The Killers' Human (Stuart Price produced both). Imagine U2 on amyl nitrate and you're halfway there.

The vaguely spiritual lyrics and FM gloss of the single turn out to be red herrings, however. Elsewhere, the album bustles with double entendres (in Jake Shears' world, guns are always suggestively shooting and apples being grabbed) backed by squelching, rutting, frivolous disco. A lot of these songs are great fun–the adrenaline shot of the title-track, the slinky Moroder meow of Skin This Cat, the sleazy electro swagger of Harder You Get–but rarely more than that. And on songs like Any Which Way and Something Like That the innuendos become irksome and the kitschy, tongue-in-cheek production becomes pain-in-arse.

When Jake Shears adds soul to the smut, the album is more rewarding. The brooding, melancholic throb of Sex and Violence is a loving homage to gay 80s pop, sounding like the biologically improbable love child of Bronski Beat, Pet Shop Boys and Soft Cell. But the only truly outstanding song is Skin Tight, a wonderfully assured, soaring-chorused love song which sounds like a lost Prince classic.

Night Work is a far livelier and more enjoyable record than Ta-Dah, which was a modest album with much to be modest about. But the nagging sense that Scissor Sisters aren't living up to the promise of their multifaceted, emotionally rich debut is slowly being replaced by the suspicion that they never will.

--Jaime Gill

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4.6 out of 5 stars

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Rob on 27 July 2011
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Almost a year on, I am puzzled by the muted commercial success of this outstanding album by the Scissor Sisters. It just seemed to receive little airplay, on radio, tv and in clubs too, so across the board really.

Fire With Fire was perhaps a curious choice of the first single, but its a terrifically catchy song and reached No.11 in the UK charts. But the fantastic Any Which Way, which I would have thought should have been the lead-off single, only scraped the lower part of the chart when it was released as a follow up. And then Invisible Light sank without trace! All of these were really good, catchy and enjoyable songs, but fell on fallow ground ...

As a whole, this album is unbeatable in both musical and lyrical quality, and I am still listening to it and enjoying every song on my ipod. If you haven't bought it (and not that many people seem to have done) you can snap it up now at a bargain price and I'm sure you will be playing it forever! Every song is excellent, and I feel the album is better than the debut Scissor Sisters and Ta-Dah!, both of which fared better than this one in the charts.

The songs Whole New Way, Skin Tight, Sex and Violence, Night Work, are bespecially outstanding!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kyatic on 9 Nov. 2010
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I've been a fan of Scissor Sisters since the days of 'Laura', and I was a little disappointed with their second album. This album, however, is just amazing. It's catchy, the lyrics are interesting, and there's at least 10 possible candidates for future singles here.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S. Watton on 11 Aug. 2011
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Had the last album & was okay, but this album is so much better. Every track great especially Invisible Light. Could play over & over again. Usully have to listen to an album a couple of times for it to grow on me, but this one was an immediate like.
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By Maddog on 29 Jun. 2014
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Great album probably my favourite of theirs and excellent top down motoring songs to sing along too
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item as described and arrived on time. worked perfectly, very happy with purchase. no issues at all. highly recommended. thank you
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By john lauder on 9 Oct. 2013
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love this band and i love all the songs on this especially the song sex and violence my favourite on the album
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Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
Perfect album to dance, sing along and listen without stop. Scissor Sisters gave us their best album. Indispensable item for collector.
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By MARK BROOKES on 15 Jun. 2013
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A good enjoyable Album. Not as good as their Debut but better than the difficult 2nd album (which I did like) I look forward to the next instalment.
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