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This Business of Art [Import]

Tegan and Sara Audio CD
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Signed to Neil Young's Vapor imprint on the strength of a handful of songs, Calgary folk twins Tegan and Sara Quin seemed fast-tracked for pop stardom before their debut album even dropped. The brittle, snappy This Business of Art was produced by Toronto cabaret chameleon Hawksley Workman and sticks tight to the Ani DiFranco agit-folk template. Frantic strumming is paired in three-minute bursts with the duo's half-sung/half-rapped lyrics, while Workman and pal Karl Mohr fill in the blanks. It's a supremely confident big-label debut, but like DiFranco's music, a bit hollow beyond the initial flash of energy. The songwriting is strong but also somewhat underdeveloped and gimmicky, and given the pyrotechnics lurking behind the board, you can't help but wish that Workman had done more to dress up the songs themselves. --Matt Galloway

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Tegan And Sara ~ This Business Of Art

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
I say move over all you wishy-washy, lyrically transient, vocally programmed army of female "singer/songwriters." Tegan and Sara are more than just a wrinkle in the fabric of music (or lint in a belly-button), they are more like those huge creases that are left in the shirts ironed by coping husbands when their wives are sick. The only thing better than Tegan and Sara's "This Business of Art" is licking brownie batter off your fingers. But licking brownie batter off your fingers would only rock to its fullest potential if you were listening to Tegan and Sara while doing your best Homer Simpson hoovering impression.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Start for Tegan and Sara Oct. 19 2004
By CORIE
Format:Audio CD
This is a awesome original of the 2nd album from the girls. Their simplicity in their lyrics seem to hit home and you can apply at least 1 song to your life right now. They amaze me with their creativity and every day when I put this Cd in my stereo, its like a warm blanket. It has been great seeing them come from under feet like ours to So Jealous, This is a perfect mix inbetween their old and new. Their lyrics captivate you.....
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deserves way more than just 5 stars April 27 2004
Format:Audio CD
This quite possibly could be the best cd I own. I don't even really know how to describe it, their music can't be compaired to anyone elses. I've had this cd for years now and I'm still not tired of it, which is amazing 'cause I get bored really easily. This cd is perfect. Don't miss out on it! It's amazing beyond words. T&S rock!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another under rated canadian act Jan. 20 2004
Format:Audio CD
I'm an american living in canada and was once under the mistaken idea that all the good acts come from the states!
I was introduced to this album by a girlfriend - I can't say I was a willing participant in that I thought this would be another "chick" album. But in fact these two sisters put out awsome music and lyrics. The album is solid from beginning to end. I highly recommend this album - and their second album (if it was you) builds off the first. Discover these two before everyone else does!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Grows on you like kudzu Aug. 13 2003
Format:Audio CD
I purchased this album because I really liked the song "My Number" which I had heard on Spinner.com. Upon the first listen, I was frankly unpleased. But as with most CDs I spend hard earned money on, I thought I had better give it another shot. I was not disappointed. Even the second listen of this CD had me nodding my head and trying desperatly to memorize the lyrics so I could sing along. Speaking of the lyrics, they are quite good. I'm so tired of the love-sick dribble that exits the mouths of most young artists. Following the lead of their musical elders, Tegan & Sarah (at the very least) leave the impression that they are singing from experience and passion. An obvious influence is Ani diFranco as far as singing style goes, but their guitar work is more fluid. Its a great one to play in the car while barreling down the interstate. All in all, I really enjoy this album; if you don't like it at first listen, give it another try. You won't be disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars amazing! July 31 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
this album covers such a range of moods, but still has enough unity to be great straight through. there's not a bad track.
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5.0 out of 5 stars already been said June 14 2003
Format:Audio CD
Their talent is amazing. I like this CD better than If It Was You. I didn't know what to think about them before I heard them... I was a bit skeptical. They sound a bit like Ani... but I am a devoted Ani fan... and I know what a ripoff sounds like when I hear one. T&S are not ripoffs. They are very unique. And about the lyrics: they're captivating! Not the best I've come across (Ani takes it for that title), but they do the job well! They know how to insert the right phrases for the right effect. They move me. When they make more and more albums, I feel they are the type of artists to keep expanding musically... and they will never get enough of diversity.
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Oh, and they're effing hot. Yikes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One Rockin' Duo! April 22 2003
By Jason
Format:Audio CD
'This Business of Art' is an amazing album. Filled with raw emotion and distinctive acoustic sounds, it's an album that no CD collection is complete without.
It's a "feel good" album, that always raises my spirits when I listen to it. With tracks like 'Proud' (proud/proud to be, proud to see/said proud/proud to be, proud to be me) and 'More For Me' (silence to the world but the stars kept marching/silence to everyone but i kept talking), it's great when you're feeling low and need to feel better about yourself.
Being only 17, I'm at the exact point in my life where the twin sisters seemed to have been when they made this album, so the lyrics cut right through me and speak to my soul. Every single song is catchy and different, slow and fast, and all around great.
'This Business of Art' is by far, one of my favorite albums ever.
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