Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Become You

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Become You

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* Indigo Girls * Epic Records

There's something about the "we're just like you" attitude of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers that makes the idea of putting the Indigo Girls on a pedestal seem a little silly. They've felt the same growing pains that we have ("Closer to Fine"), pursued similar ideals ("Hammer and a Nail"), and known the same despair (the epic Swamp Ophelia CD) as the rest of us. They've struck common chords with their uncommon talent--creating lyrical work that has been our mirror one minute, our confessional the next--all the while pushing the boundaries of their "folk music" tag as they've swerved down different musical trails and taken us along for the ride.

The ninth Indigo Girls album, Become You, is as musically and lyrically honest as ever. The dozen new tracks take the band back to their acoustic roots and are split evenly, with six compositions by Amy and six by Emily. Amy's "Moment of Forgiveness" rolls on a soulful keyboard line that infuses the song with gospel fervor. …

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