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Five essential Tegan & Sara songs

by Doug Rule
Published on February 10, 2010, 10:35pm | Comments

"Superstar" (2000)

This Business of Art
This Business of Art

From the album: This Business of Art
This was one of the Quin twin's first songs, and to this day the club banger isn't like anything else they've done – though musically it foreshadows their later punk-laced tracks. It's power-pop through and through.

''Where Does The Good Go'' (2004)

So Jealous
So Jealous

From the album: So Jealous
Before Sainthood, So Jealous was the band's magnum opus, with nary a lackluster track. The austere ''Walking With A Ghost'' may be better known, but this somber folk-pop single best captures the band's often-pining sensibility.

''Back In Your Head'' (2007)

The Con
The Con

From the album: The Con
In its original form on 2007's The Con, this folk-y track sounds like a little girl's lament, gently begging a lover to take her back. But the next year Tiesto remixed it into a blasting, obsessive trance ode.

''Hell'' (2009)

From the album: Sainthood
The first single from 2009's Sainthood sizzles with the kind of punk energy the band had been lacking for years. The song is about a love spinning its wheels, with a chorus that sticks in your head.

''On Directing'' (2009)

Sainthood
Sainthood

From the album: Sainthood
This deceptively chirpy track from Sainthood marvelously expresses the anxiety and intensity of a new love, when a lover trains her eyes on you ''like a microscope,'' as you stumble and ''get talking like a teen.''


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