"My place is of the sun and this place is of the dark
and Ido not feel the romance I do not catch the spark" - from Prince of Darkness
My Opinions and Recommendations
As you can tell from the pictures, the Indigo Girls are all about the music, there are very few female stars these days who can proclaim this to be true. And this focus is reflected in their fantastic music. I own a few of their CDs, but I love all of their music. I got to see them live at Radio City Music Hall, and the show was fantastic. As for their self-titled CD, my favorite songs are Tried to Be True, Prince of Darkness, and Land of Canaan. These ladies have fantastic soul and harmonies, and the no frills presentation allows the music to be that much more real.
The Rites of Passage album is also amazing. A common theme of death and the importance of a single life is weaved throughout the album. One of my favorites on this album is the popular Galileo, which is so well-known it is even played at my gym. It's video is also worth watching for the many great quotes shown throughout. I also really like Love Will Come to You. Definitely check out the Indigo Girls rendition of Romeo and Juliet, one of my favorite songs of all time!
Swamp Ophelia is yet another great album. It has the wonderful and popular Power of Two on it, which is one of my favorites. I also love Least Complicated. The songs on this CD switch back and forth from slow and soft to loud with rhythm.
Become You is a really great CD. I got to see a lot of these songs performed live. Moment of Forgiveness has some lyrics that I really identify with, and thus I really like it a lot. I also like the bluegrass sound of Bitterroot. This CD proves that the Indigo Girls are still going strong so many years later.
All That We Let In seems to be a reaction to many of the violent politics of the 2003-2004 term. There are many songs about peace. The Indigo Girls continue to impress on this album. My favorite is the love ballad Free In You. I also like the upbeat opening track Fill It Up Again.
Artists like the Indigo Girls are hard to find these days. Definitely check out Ani Difranco who has the same no frills presentation, although a different type of folk musical style. Also check out the older artist, Joni Mitchell, who provides the same kind of folk style, but it lacks some of the upbeat tunes. Lastly, check out Shea Seager, who is new to the music scene. As you can see, no group is that close to the Indigo Girls wonderful sound and style.
Buy the Indigo Girls Music