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5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning
Listened to this CD for the first time today and I was simply stunned by the gorgeousness of it all.

I'm a wayward IG fan, since just after Swamp Ophelia. Everything I loved about SO is here, in a different form. Thick and rich, layered and lush. Like a lovely cream cake.

Not the same as the starker, sparse stuff, but a real treat. If you like...
Published on 26 Oct 2010 by darkspark

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3.0 out of 5 stars They've got both kinds here: country AND western...
Remember that scene in "The Blues Brothers" where the band walk into the bar to play their gig only to find that rhythm 'n' blues was definitely not the flavour of the month? On first listen, "Shaming of the Sun" sounds a little like the Indigo Girls' equivalent of Mr. Aykroyd and Mr. Belushi belting out "Rawhide"; after the experimentation of "Swamp Ophelia" the Girls...
Published on 4 Mar 2004


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3.0 out of 5 stars They've got both kinds here: country AND western..., 4 Mar 2004
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This review is from: Shaming of the Sun (Audio CD)
Remember that scene in "The Blues Brothers" where the band walk into the bar to play their gig only to find that rhythm 'n' blues was definitely not the flavour of the month? On first listen, "Shaming of the Sun" sounds a little like the Indigo Girls' equivalent of Mr. Aykroyd and Mr. Belushi belting out "Rawhide"; after the experimentation of "Swamp Ophelia" the Girls have backtracked somewhat on their most "country"-sounding album to date. It's difficult to tell whether this was a genuine attempt to get back to the traditional sound of the music they must have grown up with, or an attempt to find themselves a niche in the US musical market again, having gleefully defied the conventions of the country and acoustic scenes for many years. In places it works brilliantly - "Get Out the Map" is a rarity in Indigo Girls songwriting, a thoroughly sunny, optimistic singalong piece with oodles of jaunty banjo - in other places it just sounds rather flat compared to the bizarre experimentation of "Swamp Ophelia" and the raw power of "Come On Now Social". The instrumentation softens, and the mood darkens accordingly, in the latter half of the album, with some classic brooding ballads ("Don't Give That Girl a Gun" being most notable) and a closing track rather reminiscent of the gentler edge they were later to pursue on "Become You", and there are flashes of social and political comment slipping in just when you least expect them. Long-time Indigo Girls fans (perhaps especially UK fans, where the country sound is somewhat less familiar) may find this one of their weaker albums; but my guess is that it could have made a fair stab at winning over Nashville.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning, 26 Oct 2010
This review is from: Shaming of the Sun (Audio CD)
Listened to this CD for the first time today and I was simply stunned by the gorgeousness of it all.

I'm a wayward IG fan, since just after Swamp Ophelia. Everything I loved about SO is here, in a different form. Thick and rich, layered and lush. Like a lovely cream cake.

Not the same as the starker, sparse stuff, but a real treat. If you like the middle years (Swamp Ophelia, Come Now Social), don't hesitate to give this a try.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must for all fans - not easy to fidbut well worth the wait, 6 Oct 2000
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From the country/folk roots to good ol' rock & roll, Amy & Emily do it in style again with this great album. Great for fans and for those who've never listened to the Indigo Girls before
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