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ig-news-digest         sunday, march 22 2009         volume 11 : number 014

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  [ig-news] billboard review          [sherlyn koo <>]


date: sun, 22 mar 2009 10:30:25 +1100
from: sherlyn koo <>
subject: [ig-news] billboard review

hi folks,

here's a billboard review of the new album.  you can read it online here:


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artist: indigo girls

album: poseidon and the bitter bug (ig recordings/vanguard)

it's been 22 years and 10 major-label albums since the indigo girls' independently released debut, and their return to self-governance is a sweet relief. this set contains two discs, one of full-band recordings of the album's 10 tracks and one of acoustic versions, plus a bonus song -- a decision that's as good a "because we can" statement as any. musically, amy ray and emily saliers apply their familiar close harmony and nimble songwriting to a bit of experimentation beyond their folk-rock trade. in "digging for your dream," saliers' guitar somersaults in decidedly r&b fashion, while ray's "driver education" dabbles in the synth and chimes of '80s teen pop. the duo delivers a few real emotional stunners. saliers' "fleet of hope" is a breathtaking chantey of fear and acceptance, and ray shines on the raw devotional "true romantic," bringing to mind janis joplin (along with an unexpected dose of morrissey).

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