Monday, January 28, 2013

Review - Tegan & Sara

Today I wanted to review Tegan and Sara's seventh studio album Heartthrob.  You may be surprised to hear this is their seventh album, because it is their first attempt to crack into the mainstream.  The twin sisters were born in Calgary  and have been making music together for more than a decade.  They have plenty of street cred and have opened for some of music's biggest acts.  But on this album, the twins made a conscious decision to break into Top 40 Radio.  They teamed up with a producer who has worked with Ke$ha and Kelly Clarkson.  He took their guitar and piano-laden songs and turned them into much more electronic, synth-heavy power songs.  There are great love songs as well as break-up tracks on Heartthrob and it's obvious these two women mean business.  Their first song Closer, in high rotation, is one of my favourite songs right now.  I love the line, "I'm the type that won't be oh so critical...I won't treat you like you're oh so typical".  Heartthrob is ten solid songs that I think a wide range of music lovers will find themselves grooving to.

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