Ann Powers, writing about the album for NPR Music says:
The best dance music is the kind that reminds you to move through life with your body rocking. It’s one thing, a necessary thing, to get on the dance floor; but it’s also supremely beneficial to carry that funky sway onto the streets and into daily routine. Luscious Jackson, the Manhattan-born, now bicoastal band of rhythm gluttons whose hits (remember “Naked Eye”?) were among the most pleasurable alternative rock produced in the ’90s, demonstrates exactly how to do that. On Magic Hour, its first album in fourteen years, the group gives instructions in fun, love, loyalty and self-appreciation with ten songs that go down as easy as drummer Kate Schellenbach’s backbeats.
Listen to Magic Hour here.