13 Songs, 48 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

For their seventh album, Tegan and Sara put down their guitars and made a consummate shift to stratospheric synth-pop. It unites the sisters' once-disparate songwriting sensibilities to massive effect: “Closer” and “Drove Me Wild” are dizzyingly euphoric, yet the populist shift doesn’t sacrifice their emotional complexity. “I Was a Fool” is a gorgeous piano ballad, “Shock to Your System” is a dystopian girl-group number, and on “I'm Not Your Hero,” Sara sings candidly about the difficulty of being a queer role model. Deep yet danceable, Heartthrob is one of the finest pop records of the '10s.

EDITORS’ NOTES

For their seventh album, Tegan and Sara put down their guitars and made a consummate shift to stratospheric synth-pop. It unites the sisters' once-disparate songwriting sensibilities to massive effect: “Closer” and “Drove Me Wild” are dizzyingly euphoric, yet the populist shift doesn’t sacrifice their emotional complexity. “I Was a Fool” is a gorgeous piano ballad, “Shock to Your System” is a dystopian girl-group number, and on “I'm Not Your Hero,” Sara sings candidly about the difficulty of being a queer role model. Deep yet danceable, Heartthrob is one of the finest pop records of the '10s.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.8K Ratings
1.8K Ratings
wingless_bird ,

Old to New

it's true this is very different from their old stuff, which i grew up listening to, but this doesn't mean it's horrible. i love their new direction. they're growing as artists and they're moving with the music industry. this album may lose a few fans who have their old music to listen to and this album may gain some new fans who will go back and also love their old stuff.

Lindsayava ,

Perf.

They are perfect perfects end of story.

MrsHerbChavez ,

Always amazing!

I have been listening to Tegan and Sara for over ten years now and my favorite aspect of their music is how every album is different. If you are a true fan and have been really paying attention to the progression of their sound then you will not be surprised by Heartthrob. They have always experimented, which besides their albums you can also see in how different Tegan's songs are from Sara's and vice versa. They are two individuals who have changed and grown over the years, are they not allowed to do this? I for one love a wide range of music and I am sure they do as well. This album is just as amazing as everything that they have ever done!!

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