Tegan And Sara - 'Heartthrob'

Proof it’s never too late for a makeover

Tegan And Sara - 'Heartthrob'

8 / 10 Call it the seven-album itch. These Canadian twin sisters have been cult favourites since their 1999 debut ‘Under Feet Like Ours’, but suddenly cult isn’t enough – they want to be popstars. So out goes the usual folk-meets-new wave stuff, in comes Lily Allen’s producer Greg Kurstin and big, spangly electro hits. The results could have been messy, but ‘Heartthrob’ is a triumph. ‘I Was A Fool’ and ‘Drove Me Wild’ are instantly brilliant, recalling ABBA and Gwen Stefani, and their lyrics keep us guessing with tangled sheets here, a pouting ex there. Proof it’s never too late for a makeover, and an early contender for pop record of 2013.
Nick Levine
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