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Sainthood

Hell hath no fury like Canadians scorned. On their sixth album, Sainthood, Calgary-born twins Tegan and Sara imagine love as a form of religion, complete with its own saints, sinners, and special netherworld VIP lounge reserved just for exes. It’s a weighty idea, but any self-seriousness is saved by songs like the pulsing-synth herky-jerk ”Arrow,” where the ladies sing about using old lovers for archery practice. Plus, with breakup anthems tailor-made for angry new-wave pogoing, that fire-and-brimstone stuff suits them. B+

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