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Tegan and Sara – Sainthood

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Following the pop tart approach initiated on The Con, Tegan & Sara‘s latest (Sainthood) continues the tradition of New Wave gloss thanks to another go-round with Death Cab For Cutie‘s Chris Walla behind the studio glass.

What is surprising is how Sainthood tastes like there’s nearly twice the sugar as The Con. Despite the heavy-handed album title and visually stunning cover art, the two have completely severed all traces of their folkie past and are gunning for a more mainstream audience.

And what band does Tegan and Sara most resemble as they work their way into sweet realms of pop?

Missing Persons, circa Rhyme & Reason.

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Tegan and Sara – The Con

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Effectively transitioning themselves from Lilith Fair card players to intriguing pop songstresses is impressive on paper, but it’s even more stunning on some moments of Tegan and Sara’s latest release The Con.

Keep in mind that pop music often homes a few bad eggs and yes, there are enough here to make a decent sized omelet. But when you consider how cleverly the Quin sisters deliver the album’s finer examples, you tend to forget all about those rotten eggs.

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