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The Con [Parental Advisory]
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Album: The Con
# Song Title   Time
1)    I Was Married
2)    Relief Next to Me
3)    Con, The
4)    Like O, Like H
5)    Are You Ten Years Ago
6)    Back in Your Head
7)    Hop a Plane
8)    Soil, Soil
9)    Burn Your Life Down
10)    Nineteen
11)    Floorplan
12)    Like O, Like H
13)    Dark Come Soon
14)    Call It Off
 

Album: The Con
# Song Title   Time
1)    I Was Married
2)    Relief Next to Me
3)    Con, The
4)    Like O, Like H
5)    Are You Ten Years Ago
6)    Back in Your Head
7)    Hop a Plane
8)    Soil, Soil
9)    Burn Your Life Down
10)    Nineteen
11)    Floorplan
12)    Like O, Like H
13)    Dark Come Soon
14)    Call It Off
 
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Performer Notes
  • Tegan and Sara: Tegan Quin, Sara Quin (vocals, guitar).
  • Additional personnel: Hunter Burgan, Matt Sharp (bass guitar); Jason McGerr (drums).
Professional Reviews
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..."
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