Tegan and Sara: Tegan Quin, Sara Quin (vocals, guitar).
Additional personnel: Hunter Burgan, Matt Sharp (bass guitar); Jason McGerr (drums).
Rolling Stone (p.90) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he focus is the singer's feelings, examined rather than indulged. Tune seekers will admire many of these songs..."
Spin (p.109) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The album peaks with the bouncy, piano-driven 'Back in Your Head' and the Cars-esque 'Hop a Plane'..."
Uncut (p.65) - "[V]ocalists Tegan and Sara are back with THE CON, a collection of angsty, catchy pop..."
Uncut (p.109) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[They] fairly blaze through THE CON's 14 compact, supercharged tracks -- their vocals delivering anxious lyrics that sound like fragments of overheard cellphone conversation."
Alternative Press (p.128) - Included in Alternative Press's '10 Essential Albums Of 2007' -- "[T]he Quin sisters have released their most succinct musical statement to date with THE CON."
CMJ (p.43) - "If there's one thing that Tegan and Sara have always excelled at, it's the ability to write a damn catchy tune."
Q (Magazine) (p.117) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] collection of short, buzzy indie-pop songs crammed with hooks, intuitive harmonies and much intense musing on the agony and ecstasy of young lust..."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.103) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]heir most tightly-structured....It's the sparing 'I Was Married' and the despairing 'Soil Soil' that mark this pair out as lifers."
The Word (magazine) (p.110) - "[They sing] with a mildly unhinged honesty at its finest on the yearning 'Nineteen'....They're talented writers..."