Scissor Sisters, ‘Night Work’ (Universal)
Scissor Sisters’ playfully campy 2004 self-titled debut sailed over American heads straight to the top of the European charts. Follow-up Ta-Dah jiggered the same ’70s — radio guilty pleasures to diminished returns. Meanwhile, Lady Gaga took the Scissors’ dance-pop template into the stratosphere. Four years on, Night Work finds the band mimicking Eurodisco on the cheeky title track, the Cars on “Skin Tight,” Kraftwerk on the stiff “Something Like This,” and Animotion’s “Obsession” on pulsing first single “Invisible Light,” just a step behind the times.