It's hard to sound as sweet as Tegan & Sara and not come across as precious. But somehow this duo does it, and the result is fantastic.

It's hard to sound as sweet as Tegan & Sara and not come across as precious. But somehow this duo does it, and the result is fantastic. Smart songwriters about love, the gay Canadian-born twin Quin sisters write poems filled with self-doubt that mirror reality, deliver them with delicious close vocal harmony and back them up with an addictive, breezy pop soundscape. "So Jealous" is an intimate record that is as rocking and infectious ("You Wouldn't Like Me") as it is contemplative ("I Won't Be Left"). Although drummer Rob Chrusinoff, bassist Chris Carlson and Matt Sharp (Weezer, Rentals) on Moog and strings round out the sound, Tegan and Sara are the album's sole focus, and their balance of maturity and girlish exuberance ultimately leaves the listener wanting much, much more.—BJ

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