So Jealous

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So Jealous
Tegan and Sara - So Jealous cover.jpg
Studio album by Tegan and Sara
Released September 14, 2004 (2004-09-14)
Genre
Length 45:41
Label
Producer
Tegan and Sara chronology
If It Was You
(2002)If It Was You2002
So Jealous
(2004)
The Con
(2007)The Con2007

So Jealous is the fourth studio album by Canadian duo Tegan and Sara, released on September 14, 2004. It is their third album on Vapor Records. The album went gold in Canada and was nominated for a Juno Award for Alternative Album of the Year. Two singles were released, "Walking with a Ghost" and "Speak Slow", with videos for each. "Walking with a Ghost", was later covered by The White Stripes and became the title song of their EP Walking with a Ghost. The album art was created by designer EE Storey.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 70/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly B+[3]
Pitchfork (3.4/10)[4]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted mean rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 70, which indicates "generally favorable reviews", based on 20 reviews.[5]

Writing for Rolling Stone, Meredith Ochs praised the album for its "flashes of brilliance" and said that it probably marks the beginning of a successful career. She noted the progression from Tegan and Sara's previous "indie-folk" albums to a more "buoyant punk-pop" sound, inspired by 1980s pop. She cited "Where Does the Good Go" and "Speak Slow" as highlights.[6]

In a review for AllMusic, Stephen Thomas Erlewine gave the album a star rating of four out of five. He described it as ambitious and lively, and called it Tegan and Sara's "most satisfying album" yet. He noted a shift in sound from their previous recordings, with what he described as "a heavy dose of new wave sensibility". He commented that although So Jealous may be more accessible to a wider audience, Tegan and Sara may still be an "acquired taste".[2] Michael Endelman of Entertainment Weekly gave the album a B+ rating and noted its new wave and rock influences.[3]

Marc Hogan of Pitchfork gave the album a negative review, rating it 3.4 out of 10.[4]

In December 2004, Rolling Stone named So Jealous one of the Top 50 records of 2004.[7]

On April 10, 2005, "Where Does the Good Go" was played in the fourth episode of season 1 of the ABC drama Grey's Anatomy titled "No Man's Land". It was played again in the season 10 finale "Fear (of the Unknown)" as the final scene between protagonist Meredith Grey and Cristina Yang.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "You Wouldn't Like Me" Tegan Quin 2:56
2. "Take Me Anywhere" T. Quin 2:31
3. "I Bet It Stung" Sara Quin 3:35
4. "I Know I Know I Know" T. Quin 3:44
5. "Where Does the Good Go" T. Quin 3:37
6. "Downtown" S. Quin 4:25
7. "I Won't Be Left" T. Quin 2:38
8. "Walking with a Ghost" S. Quin 2:30
9. "So Jealous" S. Quin 2:58
10. "Speak Slow" T. Quin 2:21
11. "Wake Up Exhausted" T. Quin 3:16
12. "We Didn't Do It" S. Quin 3:48
13. "Fix You Up" T. Quin 2:53
14. "I Can't Take It" S. Quin 4:30

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from the So Jealous credits.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "So Jealous by Tegan and Sara". Retrieved 25 October 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas, "So Jealous > Review", AllMusic, retrieved August 15, 2010 
  3. ^ a b Endelman, Michael (September 14, 2004), "So Jealous", Entertainment Weekly, retrieved August 15, 2010 
  4. ^ a b Hogan, Marc (January 24, 2005), "Album Reviews: Tegan and Sara: So Jealous", Pitchfork Media, retrieved August 15, 2010 
  5. ^ "So Jealous Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  6. ^ Ochs, Meredith (September 13, 2004). "So Jealous : Tegan and Sara: Review". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on November 2, 2007. 
  7. ^ "Tegan and Sara". Paste Magazine. Retrieved September 24, 2014. 
  8. ^ "So Jealous > Credits", AllMusic, retrieved November 3, 2014 

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