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Tegan and Sara - The Con X: Covers

A collection of songs that deserve to be heard.
Tegan and Sara - The Con X: Covers
Published: 8:56 pm, October 11, 2017
A collection of songs that deserve to be heard.

Label: Warner Bros. Records
Released: 13th October 2017
Rating: ★★★★

In 2007, Tegan and Sara released ‘The Con' to almost universal critical acclaim with the album launching them to a much wider audience. Ten years later, the duo has put together a collection of covers that should stand alongside the original bringing the songs into a new light from which all profits are going to the Tegan and Sara Foundation supporting women in the LGBTQ community.

Shura's version of the title track turns it from a peak emo banger into an 808 era Kanye-esque sonic landscape while Ryan Adams' version of ‘Back In Your Head' turns into a rock and roll highlight from the acoustic-driven original. Hayley Williams' version of ‘Nineteen' becomes a minimalistic ballad, while the best is saved to last with CHVRCHES' version of ‘Call It Off' is the perfect atmospheric closer with Lauren Mayberry's vocals backed by a vocoder and dreamy synths rounding off a collection of songs that deserve to be heard. Josh Williams

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