Let me start by saying, I'm a long time Tegan and Sara fan. It would be fair to say that Heartthrob is my least favorite of their albums to date. I have no issues against their choice to go from indie alternative to electro-pop rock. I quite enjoy an artist who is willing to pursue various genre of music. "Heartthrob" falls short for me on track 4,5,6 and the first single "closer" didn't do it for me. On the positive side, "I was a fool" and "I couldn't be your friend" are the best songs on the album. "Goodbye, Goodbye" and "Love they Say" are worth highlighting as well. "I was a fool" very easily would make my top 10 best Tegan and Sara track playlist. I feel the album is missing some of the key elements that I love from a T & S record. I would rate the music around a b-, the lyrics a c+, the vocal elements b+. The best way I can say it is this album doesn't excite me the way previous releases have. The album sounds very over-produced, the tracks blend together and are a little dull. The biggest problem I have had with this album is wanting to be in love with it and not being able to. I have nothing but great admiration, respect and support for Tegan and Sara as artists and musicians. In no way does this album change the way I feel about them. I would still be thrilled to go see them play live. I really would love to hear them convert these songs to an acoustic set. Still looking forward to all the great things to come from this band.