Tegan and Sara’s The Con is one of those albums from this year that I keep going back to; their transformation to new-wavey power duo has caused their songwriting to get stronger, and their hooks to get glued to the outer reaches of my brain more and more by the day. (If you can listen to “Back In Your Head” and not have its simple piano line Velcroed to your consciousness, you either never got “Chopsticks” stuck in your head or you’re suffering from an earwax issue.) The plot for the title track’s video seems like it was lifted from one of the Quin sisters’ dream journals–an entry that, since it was marked by a shrink falling asleep/keeling over dead, no doubt resulted in more weird dreams/talk therapy–but the song’s insistently sinuous, and it’s definitely one of the highest points of an album that’s full of them.
Tegan And Sara Hop On The Couch
Oct 22nd, 2007 // 6 Comments