Tegan and Sara

This Business of Art

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Twin sisters Tegan and Sara Quin are two singer/songwriters with impeccable acoustics, comfortable with exploring social frustrations without wallowing in despair. Their Vapor Records debut, This Business of Art, is simplistic, and the compositions are hollow and earthy. Tegan and Sara's vocals are gravelly like fellow folkie Ani DiFranco. They snarl on tracks like "Freedom" and "More for Me"; "Superstar," an excellent album standout, pounces with club/dance backdrops. Tegan and Sara are on the verge of their twenties and unconcerned with teen angst. They exude a well-crafted sound and savory lyrics for being so young. It's certainly refreshing in the face of bubbly Britneys.

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