The Con is the newest release by Canadian identical twins Tegan and Sara Quin. They stray slightly from their "folk rock" roots, and add a touch of slick production with some synthesizers and rather nice bass work from AFI's Hunter, and Matt Sharp who plays with Weezer and The Rentals. This is a welcome advancement to listeners like me, but some fans might object. The album opens with the short and quirky "I Was Married" which is very familiar. It serves to open the album, but with its lighthearted melody, and bouncy rhythm, almost fools the listener into thinking this will be the mood of the album. "Relief Next To Me" extinguishes those thoughts, and serves as a real testament toward what you're getting into. The lyrics are serious, and more mature than some past Tegan & Sara songs. There's a sense of atmosphere in this song that I haven't heard from these girls yet. Definitely a stand-out track. "Are You Ten Years Ago?" is my favorite track on the album, and coincidentally the farthest departure from their older work. It's a synth filled, electronica-pop song with many vocal overdubs, and an extremely catchy and likable chorus. "Nineteen" is another notable song, most people can relate to the feeling of ending a relationship with someone you once thought was so right for you. "Like O, Like H" fights very hard for "Best Song" and really gets close. It really builds you up, and then completely surprises you when it just drops out. This keeps the "predictability" out of the track. "Dark Come Soon" is a stripped down track with a simple acoustic guitar riff, and an honest subject. The twins say "Everything I say, I say to me first" and challenge you with "So what I lied? I lie to me too..." All in all, it's a must have for fans, and a recommendation to anyone who might be interested in something new. I've personally shown this to a few people, with very positive feedback. Check it out!
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
best cd ever
all of there songs are unigue i love them
i just got this cd they made last year but. it's a must have.