Album of the Year
Tegan and Sara, Sainthood
Music Math: Indigo Girls – earnestness
Best Tracks: “Arrow,” “Hell,” “Alligator”
Representative Lyrics: “Would you take a straight and narrow / critical look at me / Would you tell me tough-love style / put judicial weight on me?”
Notes: Pumping up their folky sensibility with more ambitious production, louder guitars, and stronger beats, the next evolution of Tegan and Sara finds them still lyrically interesting but much more accessible.