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Hey, I'm Just Like You

Tegan and Sara

Hey, I'm Just Like You

Ninth full-length studio album from Canadian indie pop duo of identical sisters revisiting songs ever written by the pair during their high school years

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  1. 8.3 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Raw, youthful recordings that feel both fresh and nostalgic at the same time
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  2. 8.0 |   The Observer

    It’s a fascinating conceit; a remodelled past for a clearer future
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  3. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Ultimately it's a melodically joyous album and a fascinating insight into the duo's initial attempts at songwriting as they collide with their future selves
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  4. 8.0 |   NME

    The Canadian duo have dusted off demos written when they were in High School, reworking the tracks and imbuing them with huge emotional heft
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  5. 8.0 |   The Independent

    For their ninth album, the Canadian duo have re-recorded songs written when they were just ‘dirtbags’ in high school, stoned on acid and deep in the closet
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  6. 8.0 |   All Music

    A vital addition to the Tegan and Sara catalog
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  7. 7.1 |   Pitchfork

    On their ninth album, the twins revisit their roots, re-recording demos they wrote as teenagers and polishing them into poignant synth-pop gems
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  8. 7.0 |   Uncut

    The bleak piano ballad "Hello I'm Right Here," the suicidal "Hold My breath Until I Die" and the slow-burning synth-pop of "We Don't Have Fun When We're Together Anymore" all find curious joy in pain. Print edition only

  9. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    While it's not quite as fledgling as the songs may have been in their original nature, the album itself doesn’t feel as tight as their of-the-moment projects. But maybe that’s what makes this type of experiment — teenage musical revisitation — successful
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  10. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    Hey, I'm Just Like You is an emotive and catchy pop record, but for Tegan and Sara, it's more than that: it's a message to fans to let them know they are not alone in their struggles
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  11. 7.0 |   Punk News

    It should appeal to fans who have been with them since the 90’s and has enough hooks to reel in a neophyte or two
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  12. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Whichever direction they head in, you can bet it’ll be satisfying and catchy, just like they – as Hey shows us – have always been
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  13. 6.2 |   Paste Magazine

    Tegan and Sara’s ninth album is a little too slick for its teen angst themes
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  14. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Adolescent angst in synthpop
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  15. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Re-opening their original journals and resurrecting the naïve innocence that crescendos with the promise of youth and yet still resonates today, consolidates Tegan & Sara’s story, reminding us of their journey and why it's always been good
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  16. 6.0 |   Q

    It's an occasional return to their punk roots, more often smoothed over by the glistening pop production they've been known for more recently. Print edition only

  17. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    Though the album has curiosity value for long-term fans, it does feel like a backwards step in quality as well as in spirit
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