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ig-news-digest       friday, september 29 2006       volume 09 : number 063

today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] livedaily review          [sherlyn koo <sherlyn@pixelopolis.com>]

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date: fri, 29 sep 2006 08:34:32 +1000
from: sherlyn koo <sherlyn@pixelopolis.com>
subject: [ig-news] livedaily review

hi folks,

here's a review of the new album from livedaily.  you can read it online at:
http://www.livedaily.com/reviews/album_review_indigo_girls_despite_our_differences_hollywood-10782.html?t=98

- -sherlyn

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album review: indigo girls, "despite our differences" (hollywood)

september 28, 2006 12:14 pm
by gf sheffer
livedaily contributor

the indigo girls (music)' new disc, "despite our differences," is the georgia
duo's first for hollywood records. together since the mid-'80s, amy ray and
emily saliers create another fine folk album that features all their best
assets: angelic harmonies, introspective lyrics and emotional, evocative
melodies.

but there's more to "despite our differences" than first meets the  
ear. the disc
includes a guest shot by pink on the bawdy "rock n roll heaven's gate," an
electric rocker that showcases ray's edgier guitar work. opener "pendulum
swinger" is as topical as the ladies get here, singing, "what we get from your
war walk/the ticker of the nation breaking down like a bad clock/i want the
pendulum to swing again/so that all your mighty mandate was just  
spitting in the
wind." they never revisit the current state of affairs again. instead, they
focus on matters of the heart and soul.

ultimately, it is their remarkable songwriting sense that ensures the girls'
music will always be relevant. "three county highway" is an emotional,  
mournful
ballad with great lines like "baby, that's the last ticket i'm ever  
gonna buy."
the james taylor-esque road song "i believe in love" is not nearly as  
cheesy as
its name implies; rather saliers infuses each phrase with undeniable  
sincerity,
making lines like "i want to say that underneath it all/you're still my
friend/and the way that i fell for you/i'll never fall again" sound like the
most honest thing one person can say to another.

listen closely to "despite our differences" and you'll get goose bumps. new
label. same indigo girls.

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