Tegan and Sara
Tegan And Sara

Sainthood is being praised like nobody’s business.

Sainthood is the follow-up to 2007’s Con. Just to show how famous these ladies are, their songs have been covered by the likes of The White Stripes and Alkaline Trio – class achievement.

First of all, I’m happy to report that the album is a welcome departure to what is being pumped out in droves on the music scene; the obsession with all things synths etc. and dance-infused indie rock.

Sainthood has embraced electronic arrangements and synths but not in an overly obvious way as other albums have.

Arrow opens Sainthood, and I can easily recognise this as Tegan and Sara.

Reports are that Sainthood is much different to Con, but controversially, I have to disagree. The two sister’s harmonies feature firmly, giving it that infectious edge.

Don’t Rush is a good tune and a winner from my point of view.

The first single to be released is Hell, power chords all aboard, and I’m sold. Red Belt is a slower pace with lyrics that piqued my interest, “slow it down, you tend to rush back into your past… Kneel to condition all the feelings that you feel….” A short song but still significant, nevertheless.

Overall the album still has that quirky sense of style that ranges from deep and meaningful to fun and simple. No songs mainly capture me as the single Con did on the last album. Still, I would rate the album 3.5 out of 5 stars.