Become You - Indigo Girls
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  • Summary: This is the first new album in three years for the folk-rock duo of Emily Saliers and Amy Ray.
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  1. Their strongest set in years.
  2. Proof that a return to one's roots does not necessarily have to mean rehashing the past.
  3. Become You serves up sparse coffeehouse acoustic arrangements with a side of gorgeously hoarse and shimmering vocal harmonies.
  4. 70
    For the most part, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have abandoned the experimental plugged-in nonsense that bogged down their last two releases, concentrating on pure songwriting this time out.
  5. Become You tends to err on the side of blandness, lacking a knockout single or any newsworthy experimentation. But it's also Indigo Girls' first album in ages to pass by without a head-slapping clunker or didactic, finger-wagging screed to weigh it down.
  6. Unfortunately, Become You lacks both the strummy, folk bombast of vintage Indigo Girls (1987's Strange Fire) and the engaging musicality that has made their last few albums worth spinning.
  7. As predictable as rain in February. [Mar 2002, p.123]

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  1. Sep 21, 2010
    10
    I came across this album at a yard sale and bought it. I was glad i did. The voices of the girls are outstanding and is enough to put you inI came across this album at a yard sale and bought it. I was glad i did. The voices of the girls are outstanding and is enough to put you in a great mood. The lyrics are amazing and could not be better. I LOVE THIS ALBUM Expand
  2. MikeG
    Nov 14, 2006
    5
    The Onion review is dead on. It's a solid enough CD, but the best thing you can say about it is that there aren't any clunkers. The Onion review is dead on. It's a solid enough CD, but the best thing you can say about it is that there aren't any clunkers. It's listenable but not memorable. Expand