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Indigo Girls: Become You (Epic)

Tim Clifford, Rock's Backpages, March 2002

STEPPING BACK from the rockier edge of their last two albums, the Indigo Girls have opted for a rootsier feel on their latest offering. It’s a wise move. After nearly two decades of performing together, the harmony vocals of Amy Ray and Emily Salieri are here honed to perfection. Set against a wash of acoustic guitar, accordion and mandolin, Salieri’s plaintive voice and Ray’s gruffer tones combine to create a potent slice of Americana on well-crafted tunes that range from the heartfelt ‘Moment of Forgiveness’ to the singalong stomp of ‘Bitter Root’. The duo already have a fanatical cult following, but surely deserve a much wider audience.

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