Heartthrob
 
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Heartthrob

January 29, 2013

$9.49
  Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
Closer
3:29
2
Goodbye, Goodbye
3:26
3
I Was A Fool
3:24
4
I'm Not Your Hero
3:51
5
Drove Me Wild
3:49
6
How Come You Don't Want Me
2:51
7
I Couldn't Be Your Friend
4:19
8
Love They Say
3:34
9
Now I'm All Messed Up
4:07
10
Shock To Your System
3:36


Product Details

  • Original Release Date: January 29, 2013
  • Release Date: January 29, 2013
  • Label: Vapor/Warner Bros.
  • Copyright: 2012 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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  • Total Length: 36:26
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  • ASIN: B00B0NDF26
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (332 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,126 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
226 of 238 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This old man is impressed January 30, 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
First let me say I'm not your typical Tegan and Sara fan. I'm an old 48 year old guy who worshiped Kiss and Bruce Springsteen growing up and still do. My daughter who is an amazing musician in her own right told me about them. She is also a gay teen and I was very impressed how T&S were such a postive influence in her life so I took a listen.

I have to say I was instantly hooked. My first introduction was the song "Where Does the Good Go" and then ran to Barnes & Nobel and bought the Con. I was so impressed how poetic their lyrics were and played that CD endlessly in my car. My daughter and her girlfriend thought it was so cute how I became such a big fan.

When Sainthood came out, I rushed to buy it and noticed how different it was from the Con. However, I liked it just as much and realized how versatile T&S was.

So here comes Heartthrob in all its glory and I instantly had flashbacks of Tiger Beat magazine when I saw the CD cover. I had a strong feeling these amazing artists were flexing their artistic muscles once again.

What the Con was to teenage angst and finding oneself through trials and tribulations, Heartthrob feels more like falling in love and falling out of love but without the self examination and more of the emotional surface feelings that come with strong crushes and new found love. Although my nature is to be a little OCD, I know I am going to be obsessed with this album. The music is fun, catchy and intelligent. In one sentence I would say Tegan and Sara go mainstream and still seem cool and intelligent.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Different sound, Same Tegan And Sara January 30, 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
At first I was a bit disappointed that Tegan and Sara were transitioning into Pop, I loved all their old stuff, their lyrics are genius their sound was so different and that's what makes Tegan and Sara stand out so much. When they first released "Closer" it took a while for me to warm up to it but, eventually I grew to love it! Now that I listened to the entire Heartthrob album including the Bonus tracks, I can honestly say that this album is amazing and completely worth listening to. Different sound from what many Tegan and Sara fans are use to, but every song on this album is beautifully written and sang. It still has the Tegan and Sara signature we love.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartthrob: Perfect balance of accessibility and depth February 1, 2013
By Soner
Format:Audio CD
As a hardcore Tegan and Sara fan, I easily admit that first exposure to Heartthrob might come quite as a shock to the system (as the appropriate coda suggests). However, one should dwell on what's going beneath the surface before jumping to a biased conclusion. Yes, the album is almost devoid of guitars that have always been central to Quin sisters' music and yes, overpowering synthesizers and keys unapologetically invade each track like any other pop tunes these days but the signs of shifting toward a more pop friendly sound have been there since "So Jealous". And "Heartthrob" is indeed a pop album. That being said, what distinguishes Tegan and Sara's "Heartthrob" from other contemporary pop albums is its genuine-personal-deep lyrics and strong vocals that easily triumphs the music genre and makes you appreciate the concept and execution of the art it entails. In other words, the album does not try to be catchy for the sake of being catchy, it is catchy to serve the emotional ride that the sisters are expressing. That's why "Heartthrob" is not only a powerful pop album but it is also accessible, relatable and heartfelt. Songs like " Goodbye, Goodbye" (You never knew me, never ever saw me like they did) and "I am Not Your Hero" (Sometimes it feels like I am all that they've got, it's so hard to know I'm not what they want) are perfect examples of pop music at its best in a way that both tracks are sanguine indicators of a revitalized genre. "How Come You Don't Want Me" and "I'm All Messed Up" are undoubtedly among the best songs in Tegan and Sara discography with personal lyrics and amazing vocals. Read more ›
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Obsessed! February 4, 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I'm officially obsessed with this album. I've been a T&S fan for a long time, and I was a little nervous when I heard they went pop with this album. But it definitely panned out! I love every song!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format:Vinyl
Ok, keeping things short... I've listened to Tegan and Sara for a while, never mind what I think is their best work, etc. If you are new to Tegan and Sara, this is as good place to start as any. Their production here is very similar to that of Sainthood (2009), but without the raw punk sound. This is more like Madonna than The Cure, but still very 80's. They keep trending towards more polished pop production, and I like that this album is bold and daring. Whereas people thought their last album was on the fence between new and old, this album doesn't leave much room to continue the trend unless they go towards trance or electronica, which I don't see happening.

I can say that I never completely bought into the recording style of their earlier work. If you want something that sounds professional, revert back to So Jealous, The Con or even Sainthood. If its too loud, you're too old... This album is certainly aimed at the partying/clubbing crowd, and it is only truly enjoyable at fairly high volume!! For veteran fans on the fence, if Tegan and Sara made a dance record, this would be it. I am not one to debate the loudness trend of music. Others can debate if the production is too polished. I feel that this new album is catchy and traditional; well within Tegan and Sara's back-catalog of songwriting styles yet loud and in your face, polished, eager, aiming to please. C'mon people, this kind of music is supposed to be about fun. This is exactly what Tegan and Sara have delivered!!

The best way I can describe the album is it seems to be very nearly sarcastic at times, honest and heartfelt at others; a concept album of raw emotion.... and I can't stop listening to it.

Bonus: The record is pricey but it comes with a CD copy...
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars great
T&S have never disappointing me with a release yet. This album is in my opinion one of the best. I love the whole thing.
Published 1 day ago by Emitpoe
4.0 out of 5 stars Not a pop fan
I really did not expect to like Tegan and Sara's new "pop" album, so I waited longer than usual before I bought it. Glad to be proven wrong ladies! Read more
Published 26 days ago by witchi
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Album
I am unfamiliar with Tegan and Sara's other albums but this one is great. I enjoy the heartfelt music and style of the album
Published 1 month ago by Tiffany Marie Wilhelm
1.0 out of 5 stars Not their best
I am a fan of all their other albumns. This one is very pop oriented. In fact it feels like a flash back to the 80s when I listen to it.
Published 1 month ago by An honest review
5.0 out of 5 stars BUY THIS PRODUCT !
well first of all , its everything you want and a great price.
it comes with a poster and a free cd so you can listen to tegan and sara on the go! the sound is great. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Joanna
5.0 out of 5 stars New sound for them
I was taken aback when I first heard the music because it's so different from my former favorite album of theirs, The Con, and I didn't know how to judge the new stuff. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Calen
5.0 out of 5 stars An Instant Hit For Me
I bought this album tentatively, not having experienced Tegan and Sara before. I absolutely fell in love with these two, and I've been listening to the album daily ever since! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jeremy
4.0 out of 5 stars I can dig it: B-
The album is alright. The tracks seem repetitive in tone and style, but over all enjoyable. If you like somewhat pop-y indie-esque music then you'll like this album
Published 1 month ago by J. R. Tompkins
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite album from Tegan and Sara!
I loved the fact that it came with a cd too! I am constantly listening to this when I'm at home on my record player and then when I get into my car even more Tegan and Sara to... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Katie Hope
1.0 out of 5 stars Bad transferir to vinyl
I can't believe it. I ordered this record an just when I put it on my player what I got is a bunch of jumps in the album and I honestly thought I might have damaged it, but no, it... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Pablo Lujan
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