If It Was You Import
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|1. TIME RUNNING|
|2. YOU WENT AWAY|
|3. MONDAY MONDAY MONDAY|
|4. CITY GIRL|
|5. NOT TONIGHT|
|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)|
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.
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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1. you will listen to this album over and over again on your diskman while on the bus, the train, really anyform of public transport.
2. listening to the album "If it was you" will re-charge your inner batteries
a combination of rough and fine, harsh and sweet- tegan and sara are the best duo working from one extreme to another. Sara has stated in many interivews, "we compliment eachother." This feeling of completion is more evident in live shows but even on the album, you can feel the connection the singers make with eachother and yourself.
Upon listening to their 'second' album, you will reflect on the lyrics and think "did they write them?!" they're so amazing, its surprising to find out that they write all of their songs.
tegan and sara state in Underwater:"theres more to life than love and being together." This line alone sucessfully depicts the depth they go to in each song, making every song on the album memorable.
and as they say in the cover of their single "I hear noises"
"There is no cure for teganandsara-itis;" my only response is i dont want a cure, the ride of following tegan and sara is too enjoyable.
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I bought this cd wondering if I really would like it that much. I am always interested in hearing something new so Tegan and Sara intrigued me. Read morePublished on June 29 2004
Tegan and Sara have really evolved from their last album, which was more poppy. This cd is an amazing collection of moods, emototions and can therefore be listened to without... Read morePublished on April 27 2004
Tegan and Sara are rock stars. Their lyrics are awesome, their music is addictive, their voices are their own. Read morePublished on April 27 2004 by OhLourdi
Tegan and Sara's "If it was You" kept popping up on my amazon.com recommendation list, so I listened to the short clips provided on the site. Read morePublished on Feb. 26 2004 by kayaker
i'm borderline obsessed with tegan and sara. after hearing their single on the radio i picked up this cd and it hasn't left my cd player in months. Read morePublished on Jan. 31 2004 by Ray Hatfield
I heard these girls on Viki Gabereau and was blown away. These girls are great muscians. It's an amazing album. Read morePublished on Jan. 17 2004
I was so happy to see this duo break out of the annoying folk-rock cliche that they were beginning to fall into. Read morePublished on Dec 15 2003 by Jordan
The first song I heard from this album was ' I Hear Noises'. I saw the video for it on MuchMusic and was completely unimpressed. Read morePublished on Nov. 22 2003 by Katie
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