Indigo Girls - Shaming of the Sun

Indigo Girls
Shaming of the Sun

(Sony/Epic)

First Appeared at The Music Box, August 1998, Volume 5, #8

Written by John Metzger

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Where the Indigo Girls once created sparse acoustic guitar arrangements, the group now concocts lush orchestrations which include banjo, bazooki, harmonium, violin, viola, cello, mandolin, and just about anything else it can find to give its songs texture. Shed Your Skin contains Ulali's earthy vocals, which add haunting undercurrents to the thunderous angry beat of the tune. Leeds also features Ulali, and the ensemble's backing vocals punctuate the quiet, desperate singing of Emily Saliers. While the meaning at the heart of the Indigo Girls' songs remains similar to its earlier works, the band has found ways to alter its sound significantly. While Shaming of the Sun might appear, at first, to be a little less accessible than Swamp Ophelia, those with patience will come to think of it as an even better outing. starstarstarstar

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Of Further Interest...

Joan Osborne - Breakfast in Bed

Mindy Smith - Stupid Love

Sixpence None the Richer - Divine Discontent

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Ratings

1 Star: Pitiful
2 Stars: Listenable
3 Stars: Respectable
4 Stars: Excellent
5 Stars: Can't Live Without It!!

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Copyright 1998 The Music Box