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Tegan and Sara


Seventh studio album of indie pop / rock from the Canadian twin sisters

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  1. 9.0 |   PopMatters

    Their efforts have produced the best record of their career, and quite possibly, one of the best records of the year
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  2. 9.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    More than just a brilliant pop album, it’s unarguably a brilliant Tegan & Sara album and it’s very, very close to being perfect
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  3. 9.0 |   The Digital Fix

    Meet Tegan & Sarah - your new favourite pop stars
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  4. 8.3 |   Paste Magazine

    The music is possibly the duo’s best, though it’s a little uniform compared to their competing peak The Con, which had shrewder tunelets and weirder sonics
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  5. 8.3 |   A.V. Club

    In spite of the fancier veneer, Tegan And Sara remain honest chroniclers of romantic minutiae
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  6. 8.0 |   All Music

    Heartthrob is the sound of Tegan and Sara taking on modern pop music head-on and winning in triumphant style
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  7. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    This is Tegan and Sara in arena-ready mode
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  8. 8.0 |   NME

    An early contender for pop record of 2013
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  9. 8.0 |   Daily Telegraph

    There’s something remarkably refreshing about hearing the authentic thoughts of two 32-year-old women and hearing them given the fully magnified sugar rush of big league pop
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  10. 8.0 |   Spin

    Liberated from the stylistic baggage of their previous albums, the Quins deliver something close to pure intoxicating emotion
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  11. 8.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    They fill the canyon with great meaning and melodies — enough to Flashdance from one end to the other and back again
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  12. 8.0 |

    The Quin twins have constantly transcended genres and walked a fine line between indie and pop, it just so happens that with this outing they're leaning heavily towards the latter
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  13. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    This is big, bold pop music of the highest orde
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  14. 8.0 |   The Observer

    It packs a real punch; scuffed edges have been planed smooth in favour of a synthy, turbo-charged sound
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  15. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Thankfully, Heartthrob takes the majority of its cues from the synths and posing of a 1980s dancefloor rather than empty-headed Eurohouse
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  16. 8.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    You will be singing into your hairbrush, even if you long ceased to need one
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  17. 7.8 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Heartthrob doesn’t intend to shack up with the electro-pop fad for a quick cash-in, but instead transforms their sound wholesale into something that sounds like a natural evolution
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  18. 7.3 |   Pitchfork

    At its best, however, Heartthrob brings the 32-year old siblings' more adult, romantic touch to a record that roundly avoids turning into any old generic, radio-friendly collection
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  19. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    A veritable bouncy castle of lush, up-to-the-minute indie synth-pop and blown-out radio choruses
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  20. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Canada's Quin twins have allowed themselves to be recast as a mainstream pop act. Print edition only

  21. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Good tunes that come replete with more than enough hooks to keep everyone happy. Print edition only

  22. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    The emotion of the heavier songs are audibly counteracted by the slick-yet-distracting production. There’s no question that a certain charm has been lost in the process, too
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  23. 6.0 |   Tone Deaf

    The sisters have taken a bold dive into the mainstream pop pool, but it may be too deep for them to climb back on to indie ground
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  24. 6.0 |   No Ripcord

    Tegan and Sara can still make strong songs, no matter what the instrument is. The tones of these synths are so alike, though, that they hold back the writing process
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  25. 6.0 |   musicOMH

    Like a teenage crush, its appeal can pass just as quickly as it starts
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  26. 4.0 |   Q

    It feels as if they need to sharpen their edge before they lose their point completely. Print edition only

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