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If It Was You Import


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If It Was You + So Jealous + This Business of Art
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (Aug. 20 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Vapor Us
  • ASIN: B00006FI7Q
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

1. TIME RUNNING
2. YOU WENT AWAY
3. MONDAY MONDAY MONDAY
4. CITY GIRL
5. NOT TONIGHT
6. UNDERWATER
7. I HEAR NOISES
8. LIVING ROOM
9. TERRIBLE STORM
10. AND DARLING
11. I WANT TO BE BAD
12. DON'T CONFESS (THIS THING THAT BREAKS MY HEART)

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2007 reissue of the critically and commercially successful Canadian duo's If It Was You album, originally released in 2002. Tegan And Sara are not your average singer-songwriter-guitarist identical twins. 2004's So Jealous was named one of Rolling Stone's 50 best albums of the year. They've played Coachella and Lollapalooza, and toured with The Killers, Hot Hot Heat and Neil Young. Their 'Walking With A Ghost' was covered by the White Stripes. They've performed on Late Night, The Late Show and The Late Late Show. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. They've always been great...it just took some time for everyone else to notice! 12 tracks.

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The story of 22-year-old Calgary-born twins Tegan and Sara has always been slightly more interesting than their fiercely untamed folk-punk. Sure, they channel the spirit of early Ani DiFranco and they caught the ear of both major labels and musical genius-savant Hawksley Workman, who added negligible production sheen to their debut disc, 2000's careening and slightly tentative This Business of Art. Still, seeing the girls has always been way more fun than actually hearing them. It's a point Tegan and Sara seem to address on their second disc, If It Was You, in more ways than one. For a start, the faces staring out from the cover are glam, glam, glam--not exactly M.A.C. gone amok but a startling departure from their former tomboy look. Within, the disc makes a bold play for pure-pop crossover. Several tracks, such as the chiming "Monday Monday Monday" and "Not Tonight" would be unthinkable at a folk festival while "Living Room," with its supple banjo and booming multivoice chorus, is more Dixie Chicks than Chixdiggit. Credit producers John Collins and Dave Carswell, who have served with lush Vancouver pop combo the New Pornographers. This is vocally driven, folksy pop-rock and all the better for it. --Kim Hughes

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4.7 out of 5 stars

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Format: Audio CD
I have a downloading confession to make - but I hope you'll all agree that it has a happy ending for all involved. I first heard of Tegan and Sara by downloading "Monday, Monday, Monday" after seeing the last 5 seconds of them on a local CBC show and thinking that they were a cool duo (I was in my "chicks with guitars" phase... Then I downloaded "Living Room" after seeing it was on the list of songs to vote for on Much More Music's website (for their top 10). I'd never seen the video, so I downloaded it too. I was starting to be impressed by their fresh sound compared to the over-produced pop on the airwaves today. Not just with the singing and musicianship, but the smart lyrics and original music. I soon found myself downloading "I Want to be Bad" and was officially hooked. Thus began my search for Tegan and Sara's website, which led to seeing some of the tour footage and such. I bought the album "If It Was You" soon after from Amazon and am now looking at "This Business of Art". Excellent albums from an excellent example of real music, born from two excellent singer/songwriters who write songs in a genuine way. Not for the crowd, but for themselves - infusing them with a certain honesty that you can't produce with remixing. Their sound? Acoustic driven simplicity with layers of guitars and bass - makes the album more intense each time you listen to it. Try it in the car, at home, then on headphones and you'll see what I mean. I've already gotten my girlfriend and other friends into Tegan and Sara.Read more ›
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By Stewart Tsuji on Jan. 16 2004
Format: Audio CD
I have a downloading confession to make - but I hope you'll all agree that it has a happy ending for all involved. I first heard of Tegan and Sara by downloading "Monday, Monday, Monday" after seeing the last 5 seconds of them on a local CBC show and thinking that they were a cool duo (I was in my "chicks with guitars" phase... Then I downloaded "Living Room" after seeing it was on the list of songs to vote for on Much More Music's website (for their top 10). I'd never seen the video, so I downloaded it too. I was starting to be impressed by their fresh sound compared to the over-produced pop on the airwaves today. Not just with the singing and musicianship, but the smart lyrics and original music. I soon found myself downloading "I Want to be Bad" and was officially hooked. Thus began my search for Tegan and Sara's website, which led to seeing some of the tour footage and such. I bought the album "If It Was You" soon after from Amazon and am now looking at "This Business of Art". Excellent albums from an excellent example of real music, born from two excellent singer/songwriters who write songs in a genuine way. Not for the crowd, but for themselves - infusing them with a certain honesty that you can't produce with remixing. Their sound? Acoustic driven simplicity with layers of guitars and bass - makes the album more intense each time you listen to it. Try it in the car, at home, then on headphones and you'll see what I mean. I've already gotten my girlfriend and other friends into Tegan and Sara.Read more ›
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By Jordan on Dec 15 2003
Format: Audio CD
I was so happy to see this duo break out of the annoying folk-rock cliche that they were beginning to fall into. I remember hearing a co-worker play their first album in a coffeehouse I worked at and thinking "She only likes them because they are hot and gay, there is nothing else unique about this." Then I saw them open for Ryan Adams a little over a year ago and they charmed me into liking them. They are so fun. That energy comes across so much better on If It Was You because it's a fun rock/pop album. I really like this record. "Monday..." and "I Want to be Bad" are the stand out tracks for me (these are both Sara's songs, I believe). In fact, my one complaint is that Tegan's growl feels a little forced and gimmicky sometimes (while other times it can be endearing, like in "And Darling"). Sara's delivery is more direct and no-nonsense, but still playful and quirky. It reminds me alot of Susanna Hoffs of the Bangles, this is one of the bigger compliments I can give.
This album made it feel ok to like these girls. I can play it for my straight friends and not be embarrassed and I genuinely enjoy the music. I'm even occasionally inspired by it.
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Format: Audio CD
tegan and sara have annoyed me. I thought I was completely over my girls w/ guitars and heart-felt lyrics stage of my life and expected not to like them at all. after having a friend play 'if i was you' and (the abyssmally titled) 'this business of art' nonstop for months, i became hooked. so unfair. regardless, these girls know how to write some killer hooks and pretty catchy rock songs with great lyrics. though some songs are better than others, the album makes me bounce shamelessly around my apartment, plus it comes w/ copies of their videos and tour footage (bonus). in general, i prefer their upbeat songs, but if you dig ballads, they have some decent ones on this album. though the only people i know who like them (besides me) are big ferrick and ani fans, I hear tegan and sara are quite popular in canada. and yeah, canada may make you think of flannel and celine dion, but its cooler than you think, with neil young, gay marriage and universal health care. and like their homeland, tegan and sara are cooler than I would have thought. go ahead, give 'em a listen (their website has clips you can listen to) and support some up and coming young musicians.
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