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It Can’t Come Quickly Enough

Scissor Sisters

Scissor Sisters (2004)

This song was not released as a single, but it nevertheless has firmly implanted itself as a lifelong personal staple. I really can’t point out a single thing wrong with it. The production is impeccable — a swiftly moving beat and undulating bassline somehow are still balanced well enough for it to feel like a mournful ballad. Jake Shears’s voice slides constantly between tenor and his trademark falsetto, creating a rather hypnotic melody that is underscored by truly heartbreaking lyrics. “When you finally saw it coming, it passed you by and left you so defeated.” Anticipating something so badly, only to watch it drift out of your hands – who couldn’t relate to that? My only “complaint” about this song is that it is more the anomaly than the norm for the Scissor Sisters, who seem to prefer cabaret-like camp, particularly on their second album. I wish they’d revisit this sound again in the future.

Also check out: The Scissor Sisters twisted disco cover of Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb”