OK, so I’ve been doing this Twenty Albums in Twenty Days thing on Facebook, but I figured, what the hell, we’re in lockdown so I might as well share those albums on here, too.
I mean, now is as good a time as any to listen to music, right?
We have weeks and months stretched out before us, so we can make our own soundtracks to isolation, and try listening to music that perhaps we previously overlooked or had forgotten about.
So, Day 17: Night Work by Scissor Sisters
I’ve written about this album before, some two years ago, and it remains a favourite even ten years after it was released. Here’s what I had to say about it before:
Yes, it’s very, very gay (not that it matters, I’m not gay, by the way, in case you were wondering) and I’m sure the album cover scared a lot of people away, which is a shame, because the music is very, very good.
This is my kind of music; y’know, dark yet neon-lit, thumping synth pop that takes you by the hand onto some sweaty, heaving dance floor, where at any moment the DJ could put on West End Girls, Tainted Love, I Feel Love, or Blue Monday.
I cannot tell you how much I love this song. Pitchfork sums this up best: the epic “Invisible Light” does for gay clubs what “Thriller” did for horror movies, right on down to Sir Ian McKellan turning up for a Vincent Price-esque monologue like some kind of Italo-disco wizard.
Listen to the album here
What are you listening to today, then?