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Sainthood

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Sainthood

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TEGAN AND SARA

SAINTHOOD

Vapour/Sire

REVIEW BYANNA LAZOWSKI

There are few artists on commercial radio that make me lean over and turn the volume way up, but fortunately Tegan and Sara have a new album out.

The Quin sisters came out of the Calgary indie scene in the late '90s and have had a pretty impressive rise. They performed with Sarah McLachlan's Lilith Fair, signed to Neil Young's Vapour Records and had early producing help from Hawksley Workman. However, it's the differing yet complementary talents of the two artists that really make their career worth keeping track of.

Tegan and Sara live in different cities and, until this album, they didn't make a habit of writing together. But when it came time to start work on Sainthood, the sisters met up to try a more collaborative approach. The result is a series of 15 tracks (if you buy the version with the bonus cuts), most of which clock in at under three minutes. …

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