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Tegan and Sara: So Jealous X [CD/DVD]

Track List

>You Wouldn't Like Me
>Take Me Anywhere
>I Bet It Stung
>I Know I Know I Know
>Where Does the Good Go
>I Won't Be Left
>Walking With a Ghost - (featuring Cynthia Nesbit)
>So Jealous
>Speak Slow
>Wake Up Exhausted
>We Didn't Do It
>Fix You Up
>I Can't Take It
>I Bet It Stung - (live)
>I Know I Know I Know - (live)
>I Hear Noises - (live)
>Monday Monday Monday - (live)
>Not Tonight - (live)
>So Jealous - (live)
>Where Does the Good Go - (live)
>Speak Slow - (live)
>Downtown - (live)
>This Is Everything - (live)
>Walking With a Ghost - (live)
>Living Room - (live)
>You Wouldn't Like Me - (live)
>Speak Slow - (live)
>Walking With a Ghost - (live)
>Living Room - (live)
>Monday Monday Monday - (live)
>I Hear Noises - (live)
>It's Not Fun Don't Do It - (live)
>Making of So Jealous, The - (live)
>Puppet Project, The - (live)
>I Won't Be Left [FM Attack Remix]
>Walking With a Ghost [Manila Killa Remix]
>So Jealous [Royal Remix]
>Fix You Up [Keljet Remix]
>I Can't Take It [Matoma Remix]
>Walking With a Ghost [By the White Stripes]
>Walking With a Ghost [By Bianca Russelburg]
>So Jealous [By Cancer Bats]
>I Bet It Stung [Demo]
>Where Does the Good Go [Demo]
>Downtown [Demo]
>Walking With a Ghost [Demo]
>So Jealous [Demo]
>Speak Slow [Demo]
>Wake Up Exhausted [Demo]
>We Didn't Do It [Demo]
>I Can't Take It (So Move) [Demo]
>Falling on Them [B-Side Demo]
>Love Type Thing [B-Side Demo]
>When I Get Up [B-Side Demo]
>Bombs [B-Side Demo]
>When I Get Sad [B-Side Demo]

Album Reviews:

Rolling Stone (p.152) - Included in Rolling Stone's Top 50 Records Of 2004 - "[A] taut little New Wave snack..."

Entertainment Weekly (p.81) - "Tegan and Sara are a precocious pop act with a knack for writing brisk songs and vivisecting ex-lovers with a few tart phrases." - Grade: B+

CMJ (p.6) - "[T]he songs' dispositions and accompaniment are raw, moody and gorgeously mature."

Mojo (Publisher) (p.108) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[T]here's a shrewd, knowing intelligence at work....Their candour is as refreshing as it is revealing..."

Album Notes

Combining a penchant for sweet melodies, muscular pop structures, and a well-honed tough-girl sensibility, sister duo Tegan & Sara have upped the ante with 2004's SO JEALOUS. More sharply defined than its predecessor IF IT WAS YOU, SO JEALOUS proffers 14 strong songs with appealing, fully realized arrangements that encompass rock, folk, pop, and New Wave at once, while injecting the whole with a healthy dose of independent, punky energy.

Only the dreamy "Fix You Up" has an intimate folky vibe here, and even this ends with a crashing full-band crescendo. On the rest of the album Tegan & Sara file their sensitive songwriting to a fine rock edge, channeling emo tendencies (many of the songs are about heartache and despair) through punchy guitar lines and half-sultry, half-bratty vocals (with their lovely harmonizing offsetting the edge). The pure, power-pop pleasure of "Take Me Anywhere" is balanced by the kaleidoscopic title track (complete with Moog intro), while the angular, keyboard-heavy "Walking with a Ghost" sounds straight out of early-'80s New Wave radio. In all, SO JEALOUS is a tight, well-made pop-rock record with enough stylistic range to reach a wide fan base.


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