Tegan & Sara The Con
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- Released: July 24, 2007
- Originally Released: 2007
- Label: Sire / London/Rhino
Rolling Stone - p.903.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he focus is the singer's feelings, examined rather than indulged. Tune seekers will admire many of these songs..."
Spin - p.1094 stars out of 5 -- "The album peaks with the bouncy, piano-driven 'Back in Your Head' and the Cars-esque 'Hop a Plane'..."
Uncut - p.65"[V]ocalists Tegan and Sara are back with THE CON, a collection of angsty, catchy pop..."
Uncut - p.1094 stars out of 5 -- "[They] fairly blaze through THE CON's 14 compact, supercharged tracks -- their vocals delivering anxious lyrics that sound like fragments of overheard cellphone conversation."
Alternative Press - p.128Included in Alternative Press's '10 Essential Albums Of 2007' -- "[T]he Quin sisters have released their most succinct musical statement to date with THE CON."
CMJ - p.43"If there's one thing that Tegan and Sara have always excelled at, it's the ability to write a damn catchy tune."
Q (Magazine) - p.1174 stars out of 5 -- "[A] collection of short, buzzy indie-pop songs crammed with hooks, intuitive harmonies and much intense musing on the agony and ecstasy of young lust..."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.1034 stars out of 5 -- "[T]heir most tightly-structured....It's the sparing 'I Was Married' and the despairing 'Soil Soil' that mark this pair out as lifers."
The Word (magazine) (p.110) - "[They sing] with a mildly unhinged honesty at its finest on the yearning 'Nineteen'....They're talented writers..."
- 1.I Was Married
- 2.Relief Next to Me
- 3.The Con
- 4.Knife Going In
- 5.Are You Ten Years Ago
- 6.Back in Your Head
- 7.Hop a Plane
- 8.Soil, Soil
- 9.Burn Your Life Down
- 12.Like O, Like H
- 13.Dark Come Soon
- 14.Call It Off
Tegan and Sara: Tegan Quin, Sara Quin (guitars).
Additional personnel: Ted Gowans, Kaki King (guitars); Chris Walla, Hunter Burgan, Matt Sharp (bass guitar); Jason McGerr (drums).
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