Indigo Girls


Indigo Girls
Poseidon and the Bitter Bug
IG Recordings.Vanguard Records
3.5 ouf of 5 stars

Some may consider an album an antiquated concept. I don’t. For music fans, there continue to be few things as exciting as sinking your ears into a new album by a favorite artist.

Indigo Girls (Amy Ray & Emily Saliers) latest work is no exception. It’s a pleasure.

The interplay of their voices — those amazing voices — the literate (and in Emily’s case, literary lyrics), the top notch musicianship all work to make this album feel like you’re reconnecting with old friends.

This batch of songs, like most of their recorded offerings, falls short of the masterpiece I’ve been waiting for Indigo Girls to produce for 20 years. That said, Poseidon and the Bitter Bug is a solidly enjoyable batch of songs, well polished by producer Mitchell Froom (Elvis Costello, Paul McCartney), who also worked with them on their 2006 release, Despite Our Differences.

Poseidon and the Bitter Bug is available in a 2 CD version, which provides the full-band versions on one disc and duo acoustic versions on the second disc — a must-have for IG fans.

— LJ Hammer

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