The Con

User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 87 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 82 out of 87
  2. Negative: 4 out of 87

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  1. James
    Oct 2, 2007
    0
    Awful music. I agree with Pitchfork this is crap tampon rock with turds for lyrics.
  2. lawrenceh
    Jul 31, 2007
    1
    Were it not for the fact that this duo is comprised of outspokenly gay women who happen to be very likeable, from Calgary Canada, not the music centre of the universe, no one would listen to this crap. Because they are underdogs; small indie label, Canadians, Calgarians and gay, everyone loves this cd. That it rates higher than Prince's new cd or The White Stripes has nothing to do Were it not for the fact that this duo is comprised of outspokenly gay women who happen to be very likeable, from Calgary Canada, not the music centre of the universe, no one would listen to this crap. Because they are underdogs; small indie label, Canadians, Calgarians and gay, everyone loves this cd. That it rates higher than Prince's new cd or The White Stripes has nothing to do with the music, which is pure garbage. Their voices are tinny and annoying, the songs go nowhere, the lyrics could be written by grade schoolers, and the production smacks of high schoolers putting the cd together in their basement. But because they are nice women, judging from interviews, I'll grade this a 2 and not a zerov which is what it really deserves. Collapse
  3. nickc
    Jul 29, 2007
    1
    Flavor of the month indie-pop bullshit. A couple of school-girls who want to be special. Any girl indie band you can find on mysapce sounds exactly the same.
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. The songs on the album complement each other, play off the other's strengths, and make the record very much an entity, instead of simply a collection of tracks, setting it off as an impressive step forward in their already commendable discography.
  2. The Con a welcome addition to summer playlists and to Tegan & Sara's promising catalog.
  3. 80
    They might sound like Girl Scouts, but these are tough cookies. [Aug 2007, p.117]