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  • Summary: The ninth full-length studio release for the Canadian indie sister duo was produced by Alex Hope.
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
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  1. 83
    As an album, it’s effective and objectively good, but somewhat slight in comparison to their previous iterations. That being said, their sincere, youthful reverie combined with well-honed production and arrangement skills that could have only come with age makes for a truly sweet and satisfying addition to the Quin sisters’ catalog.
  2. Sep 30, 2019
    80
    The result is a clear-headed amalgamation of their two eras, veering from stomping emo (opener Hold My Breath Until I Die; I’ll Be Back Someday’s Avril-isms) to sleek, synth-led pop (the pogoing You Go Away and I Don’t Mind).
  3. Sep 30, 2019
    80
    Hey, I’m Just Like You is a record underpinned by raw emotion, melancholy, and a quiet but clear sense of hope, making for one of the group’s most vital efforts yet.
  4. Sep 27, 2019
    71
    Memories of the very real pain and passion we felt as teenagers become cool enough to touch when we’re older. In Tegan and Sara’s hands, they become mantras, glimmering and hopeful and full of sparkle.
  5. Sep 30, 2019
    70
    Hey, I'm Just Like You is an emotive and catchy pop record, but for Tegan and Sara, it's more than that: it's a message to fans to let them know they are not alone in their struggles.
  6. Sep 30, 2019
    70
    Feels like something wholly outside of and unplaceable within the Tegan and Sara canon; while its not quite as fledgling as the songs may have been in their original nature, the album itself doesn’t feel as tight as their of-the-moment projects. But maybe that’s what makes this type of experiment — teenage musical revisitation — successful.
  7. Q Magazine
    Sep 25, 2019
    60
    It's an occasional return to their punk roots, more often smoothed over by the glistening pop production they've been known for more recently. [Nov 2019, p.116]

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  1. Sep 30, 2019
    8
    I was really hoping this album to be less “pop”, however they still did a stellar job with this album. A step up from “Boyfriend” and theI was really hoping this album to be less “pop”, however they still did a stellar job with this album. A step up from “Boyfriend” and the lyrics are probably at their darkest- which isn’t a bad thing at all. I do have some favorite tracks on this one that have made it on to my daily playlist. Expand