how can you be mad, we just got started? I say damn your mood swings, damn your mood swings. look me in the eye and promise no love's like our love. remember when I was so strange and likeable? hard-hearted, don't worry I'm ready for a fight. I'm not your hero but that doesn't mean I wasn't brave. I cried wolf, howled it at the moon. (instagram template credit) (Back In Your Head) The Tegan & Sara Rate I'm capsized, staring on the edge of safe. I remember it so well, that day Tegan & Sara stormed my heart and rearranged my life. Twenty fourteen was a difficult but ultimately rewarding year for me. For the first time I truly realized how much of my self was hidden away, buried in my mind. There'd been a truth inside me, one that I'd denied for so long. As other parts of my life crumbled around me, I slowly opened myself to the possibility that I was attracted to women. That last moment of catharsis, the one where I finally decided, occurred as Tegan & Sara charmed me at their concert. Finally I felt safe enough to embrace it (I'm home now, I'm coming around). Who are Tegan and Sara? Tegan and Sara are twins. They're gay. They're Canadian. They've spanned musical genres from folk pop to pop punk to indie rock to new wave to synth pop. They have iconic cats named Holiday and Mickey. They're hilariously quick witted. They're hot. I can write it all out for you, but it honestly sounds so trite. So instead, I'll pull a few quotes: Maybe you would've been something I'd be good at. Here's the deal: if you're not open to exploring all of the sounds from Tegan & Sara, this is not the rate for you. Understandably, people will have favourite eras and favourite albums, but I'm expecting a willingness to spend time with their discography and discover new songs. I would strongly encourage you to give the albums time to breathe as you have six weeks for this task. If I sense a troll ballot, you will be asked to reconsider your scores. All albums from So Jealous forwards are mandatory. The others are voluntary, except for the five singles. If you choose to rate the first two albums there are six shared tracks, please rate your favourite mix and only submit one score. Standard rating scale applies: 0-10 with one 11, decimals allowed. I love commentary, so please submit it. Deadline is October 30th, 2016. Mickey and Holiday eagerly await your scores.