Tegan and Sara's So Jealous was released ten years ago next week, and PropertyOfZack is launching our next Decade feature in honor of the album today! We have commentary on the album from POZ team members Brittany Oblak and Marie Scarsella, so enjoy and reblog to let us know your thoughts on So Jealous ten years later!
How So Jealous holds up in 2014
So Jealous is an album that is still consistently in my queue to this day. Between the aforementioned and The Con, I hold fondly to my idea of what Tegan and Sara is as a band. Though Heartthrob is critically acclaimed and overall a good pop album, I would probably like it if this band didn’t write it, so in true-to-form “I’m too punk rock for this” fashion, I kind of disregard it. When I think of Tegan and Sara, I think of the band that holds my hand through every break-up and every point of relationship uncertainty. This album is when the band started their “coming-of-age”, so to speak, and is impossible to not listen to all the way through once you’ve started. So Jealous is definitely an emotional crutch that continues to support me ten years later. – Brittany Oblak
Most important song on the album
Picking one song on So Jealous to name as the most important has proven to be a fairly cumbersome task for me. This acoustically led album was my introduction to this band and is what really started to matriculate them around our music scene. We have “Walking With a Ghost”, which could be regarded as the album’s most popular track as it was even later covered by the White Stripes. There’s also “I Bet It Stung”, one of the instrumentally heavier but poppier track on the album. Out of every track however, the one that stands out quite a bit to me is “Where Does the Good Go.” Delicate, light, and picky instruments cloak a lyrically heavy and heartbroken plea. It’s a song fresh off the wound of a very real and recent betrayal, as the chorus sings: ”It’s love that leaves and breaks the seal of always thinking you would be real, happy and healthy, strong and calm/Where does the good go, where does the good go?” It’s the most well written and widely relatable song on the album and really drives home the sound this Canadian duo would use going forward (not counting their latest dance-pop release). This song best summarizes So Jealous as a whole: an album about feeling cornered in heartbreak, turmoil and the uncertainty you’re left with at the abrupt end of an important relationship. - Brittany Oblak
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