MojoThe Con rockets beyond even their own high standards. [Mar 2008, p.103]
In general, the songs are indeed kept simple. The album is not absent of synths and effects, but it never relies on mere production alone. The excitement of The Con comes, instead of from loops and distortion, from earnest emotion and the versatile voices of the Quin sisters.
BlenderThey might sound like Girl Scouts, but these are tough cookies. [Aug 2007, p.117]
ElleM.Aug 16, 2007This album show amazing progression from their previous, is insightful, heart wrenching, and fun.
rebeccaJul 30, 2007heartache and passion. cleverness and insight. this album is a musical layering of intense sound and melody.
EmDAug 6, 2007Simply an amazing album. T+S create a nostalgically beautiful landscape with their sweet harmonies and heavenly riffs. ps. anyone notice that Simply an amazing album. T+S create a nostalgically beautiful landscape with their sweet harmonies and heavenly riffs. ps. anyone notice that the majority of people who don;t like this album happen to be straight boys. (well i'm guessing that their straight) go listen to something lame like that new smashing pumpkins album. AND yes this album got higher ratings than White Stripes and Prince, because it is a better album!! Alhtough I do like the White Stripes, their latest effort was recorded in 3 weeks and the album sounds like it - very messy and ear splitting. and Prince is just some creepy jesus freak now...… Expand
AlekTAug 4, 2007It's a catchy, poppy little thing, and over before you know it, but it's also endearing and totally sincere. It belies its own It's a catchy, poppy little thing, and over before you know it, but it's also endearing and totally sincere. It belies its own complexity, but you can hear it; The Con just doesn't wear thin. Its kind of silly to say that they're coasting on buzz, and outright offensive to relate the critical praise to their sexuality. This album succeeds for one reason, and one reason only: it's just great music.… Expand
LukasK.Jan 9, 2008Pitchfork said it's NOT tampon rock.
Mar 9, 2011Definitely soft on the ears. It's got great harmonies and the lyrics are something you can really relate too. The vocals are also wonderful.Definitely soft on the ears. It's got great harmonies and the lyrics are something you can really relate too. The vocals are also wonderful. Many great tracks on this album like "The Con" and "Knife Going In". All In All, Great little harmonies and Tegan & Sara have great vocals. B… Expand
JamesOct 2, 2007Awful music. I agree with Pitchfork this is crap tampon rock with turds for lyrics.
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