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Back In Your Head: The Tegan & Sara Discography Rate

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by ohnostalgia, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. Sounds like a bit of a stretch.
  2. I have a disproportionately long wingspan X
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  3. ohnostalgia

    ohnostalgia Staff Member

    Go commiserate with my last rate villain @Sprockrooster
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  4. @send photo

    Once you are labelled a rate villiain you will always carry that burden.
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  5. I know I didn't vote (because I suck), but I love Wake Up Exhausted.

    Disgusted this is out so early. Hang On To The Night better take top 10!
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  6. ohnostalgia

    ohnostalgia Staff Member

    All these people who didn't vote breaking my heart.
  7. ohnostalgia

    ohnostalgia Staff Member

    tegan: this is what i like to call the introspective part of uh the show. this is the part of the concert where um, where you-

    audience member: I LIKE BEYONCE

    tegan: where you like beyonce? is beyonce introspective? maybe when she comes over to australia. anyway, this is the part of the concert where potentially you, you know, think about your life and what you've accomplished and uh potentially you put your arm around the person next to you uh and you tell them how much you care about them. only if you know them though, don't touch somebody that you don't know. keep your hands to yourself. uh anyway, this next song is one of my favourites off of the new record. sara never tells the story about it so i don't know what it's about so i'm going to make something up. it's about me. i come from a divorced family and uh i suffered deeply deeply from that uh divorce and sara felt that my healing would only come once there was a song about me and how i dealt with my parents' divorce. so i'd like to dedicate this next song to me. thank you. i would like to share the dedication with anyone here who also went through divorce. *crowd cheers* ... wow, really? all those people?

    sara: it's an epidemic.

    tegan: it is an epidemic. okay this is for me and all of you. sara's written us a song.


    #73. Night Watch 7.14

    9.00 x 2 @Ferk @Jwentz
    LOW: 5.00 x 2 @digitalkaiser @Petty Mayonnaise
    MY SCORE: 8.00

    ALBUM: Sainthood
    WRITER: Sara

    The Night Watch is the title of a book written by Sarah Waters, who's a pretty well known writer of queer fiction. I have this book hanging out in my apartment somewhere but I never actually read it for some reason (that reason being I have book commitment phobia these days). Let me quote the good sis Wikipedia for the CliffNotes Summary: "The novel, which is told backward through third person narrative, takes place in 1940s London during and after World War II. The storyline follows the fragmented lives and the strange interconnections between Kay, Helen and Julia, three lesbians, Viv, a straight woman and Duncan, her brother, a gay man - their secrets, shames and scandals that connect them despite their different experiences. The war, with its never ending night watches serves as a horrifying context, backdrop and metaphor as a constant reminder of the morbidity that surrounds life and love. The central metaphor of the night watch is about the sleepless nights, detonated by war, but more so, by love."

    It wouldn't be the first time Sara's written a song about a book, so let me go with this interpretation. I really like the darker techno moments in this song; the little moment at 0:23 is especially beautiful. I was a bit surprised to see this as one of the lower rated Sainthood songs, but I'm not too mad about it either. @digitalkaiser (5)... we meet again: "I want to know who produced this, because it’s very interesting. I never skip it but it’s one of the songs that doesn’t have a lasting impression on me." Howard Redekopp of the New Pornographers, which actually makes complete sense to me, this track's a bit So Jealous like. @constantino (6) critiques the album sequencing: "Eh…this is a bit of a comedown for me after the rush and the general buzz of Northshore. The synths are nice tho." I mean yes, Northshore >>>> Meanwhile @Jwentz (9) would fit in really well with the ex-Catholic Quin family: "‘I deserve this anguish on my house’ is a bit of a moment." #guilt. Is this perhaps the first full praise commentary we've received from @eccentricsimply (7)? "Yas for songs with a non-traditional structure, as per usual." I'm discounting that unfortunate incident with the EDM track. Cutie @Slice of Life (7.5) continues to be cute: "This sounds kinda eerie... which I find cute. Also, it's quite catchy." And I'll close with @Ferk (9) who's ready to deliver another emotional commentary k.o.: ""I've got grounds for divorce..." is such a striking opening line. I love the production and atmosphere this song creates. There's an almost reggae vibe to the chorus that I love. Being in such a chaotic relationship when this album came out meant I was always leaving him every few weeks it seemed...always "FOR REAL THIS TIME!!!!" I'd promise him, promise myself each time. This song got constant play during those times."

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  8. eccentricsimply

    eccentricsimply Staff Member

    Ah, poor it. One of the only bearable songs in Sainthood.
  9. Slice of Life

    Slice of Life Staff Member


    @Ferk you're amazing and I hope you're better now.
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  10. ohnostalgia

    ohnostalgia Staff Member

    You upgraded it to an 8 after I refused to accept your scores, remember?
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  11. ohnostalgia

    ohnostalgia Staff Member

    You're welcome.
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  12. God I was really all in my feelings when I did this. I'm sorry everyone. Y'all are too sweet...everything is great now. All of this was years ago but I really leaned heavily on their music during a few difficult times so they mean a lot to me now. Sad to see 'Night Watch' go so soon...doing this rate ended up really reigniting my love for it.
  13. ohnostalgia

    ohnostalgia Staff Member

    I think a lot of us have. One of their greatest strengths as songwriters for sure.
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  14. Sobs

    I feel the same as @send photo, I guess my scale was off, but I don't know.

    I was saying before I can be super harsh, but its more that I utilize all the numbers in 1-10 with the full weight of the number percentage wise. My brain is weird. A 5 for me is "good song" A 4 would be "It could be good" A 6 would be "this song is very good" On the other side, a 2 would be bad song, and a 1 would be an abysmal song.

    I think maybe others rate more like....9/10 = great song, where for 8 would be great song, a 10 would be a fucking awesome song. 11 tumps all.



    I'm ashamed
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  15. ohnostalgia

    ohnostalgia Staff Member

    This is my scale. I feel like it uses the wide range of numbers pretty well.

    0 = unlistenable, offends me on some level
    1= hate it
    2= Really dislike it
    3= dislike it
    4= mostly mediocre but I don't completely dislike it
    5 = meh, no feelings either way
    6 = i like something about it but not a whole lot
    7= I like it
    8 = I really x3 like it
    9 = I love it
    10= I adore it
    11= the best song evah
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  16. Some of the cuts that have happened... City Girl, Take Me Anywhere, Soil, Soil...
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  17. ohnostalgia

    ohnostalgia Staff Member

  18. You did a shit job of it. x
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  19. Honestly though, they're best songs are very much still in...y'all are so overdramatic.
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