Alligator- Tegan and Sara
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  • This album most definitely moves in a new direction from The Con, their previous album
  • Alligator is a very poppy tune, and is mostly keyboard and percussion, which is an interesting new twist to Tegan and Sara’s music
  • The instrumentals of this song are definitely my favourite part of this song, because it’s almost electronic, very upbeat, and is extremely soothing and pleasing to the ear
  • However, the vocals are excellent and I love how well Tegan and Sara’s voices work together
  • I prefer to listen to it sometimes on YouTube

    • by AzureSea
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      Alligator is one of the singles off of Tegan and Sara’s latest album Sainthood, and one of my favourites off of this album. I am a huge Tegan and Sara fan, and their music rarely disappoints me. This album most definitely moves in a new direction from The Con, their previous album. A lot of it is more mainstream, and Alligator is definitely no exception.

      Alligator is a very poppy tune, and is mostly keyboard and percussion, which is an interesting new twist to Tegan and Sara’s music. It’s got a buoyant feel to it, and keeps your head nodding to the drum beat. The instrumentals of this song are definitely my favourite


      part of this song, because it’s almost electronic, very upbeat, and is extremely soothing and pleasing to the ear. It’s music that you can definitely dance to, but I find that the upbeat pop-like feel to this song doesn’t fit in too well with the lyrical content.

      The lyrics are pretty difficult to understand, which seems to be a staple of every song that Sara Quin writes. They’re repetitive, but not in an irritating way- it feels more insistent than anything else. The lyrics are very open to interpretation, which usually helps listeners relate to it well. This isn’t working for me because the general seriousness of the lyrics clashes with the

      happy pop instrumentals. Somebody being cheated on by their lover is usually not quite so cheery about it, and the instrumentals don’t reflect this at all. The lyrics are good standing alone, but do not go well with the instrumentals.

      However, the vocals are excellent and I love how well Tegan and Sara’s voices work together. Because they’re twin sisters, their voices are very similar but are still unique and distinguishable. They mesh together very well and create stunning harmonies. Tegan’s voice complements Sara’s very well in Alligator, and in this case Sara’s voice has a very dominant and strong presence.

      The music video is sort of weird, as it depicts Tegan and ...


      • Alligator- Tegan and Sara
      Sara in some sort of cold climate with confetti flying everywhere. Tegan is in an igloo of plastic bags, which collapses on her, and Sara drags her back out from underneath the rubble. I interpret it to mean that whenever Tegan is in trouble, Sara drags her out and sets her back on her feet. There’s some pretty weird dancing interspersed between the scenes, and the whole band lies down in the confetti and make angel outlines in it. The video is a visual treat, but the meaning is somewhat lost on me.

      I would recommend this song to anyone who is an electronic music fan and fans of Tegan and Sara in

      general. It’s very different from the stuff that they normally put out but not far removed enough to be completely different. There are still elements of Tegan and Sara in it, but they’ve also evolved in a sense.

      There is also an album released on iTunes of seventeen remixes of Alligator from various artists including Passion Pit and Ra Ra Riot. My favourite is the Passion Pit remix, and there’s also a remake of the music video from Passion Pit that’s basically all the dancing from the original Alligator video with lyrics flashing. It’s a fun album although I wouldn’t buy it at $9.99 on iTunes. I prefer to listen to it sometimes on YouTube.




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