Become You Import
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Three years after the experimental and not-always-successful Come on Now Social, the Indigo Girls return to a more traditional framework with the acoustic-based Become You. A deft melding of folk, rock, and pop--and laced with Latin and soul around the edges--Become You gets to the heart of what Amy Ray (the rocking half) and Emily Saliers (the gentler half) do best: chronicle the complexities of love and socio-sexual politics from a feminist viewpoint. While the seductive and full-bodied melodies leave plenty of expanse for the duo's gauzy, hand-in-glove harmonies, the majority of the repertoire here carries an undercurrent of dissatisfaction and anxiety, whether about the outcome of a rocky love affair ("Moment of Forgiveness"), the still-extant racism in the South ("Become You"), or the ultimate fate of the Mexican women who fight for change with the Zapatistas ("Nuevas Senoritas"). Poignant, thought provoking, and beautifully crafted, with rapt attention to the interplay of instruments as well as voices, Become You finds Ray and Saliers back in top form and as relevant in 2002 as at the start of their 15-year career. --Alanna Nash
Top Customer Reviews
"We're sculpted from youth, the chipping away makes me weary
And as for the truth it seems like we just pick a theory
The one that justifies our daily lives
And backs us with quiver and arrows
To protect openings cause when the warring begins
How quickly the wide open narrows"
I also love the song Collecting You. I thought the lyrics in that were wonderful as well. I don't think you need to be as poetic as they were in a song like "Ghost" to say something powerful and meaninful.
Buy this album. You won't regret it. I love it...
However, after listening to this record a few times, you'll probably notice the tunes and lyrics will start to get to you just like IG songs always do. "You've Got To Show", "Starkville" and "Bitterroot" are among my favorites in this album. "Nuevas Señoritas" and "She's Saving Me" have that sort of soothing feel that makes you want to kick off your shoes, lay back on your couch and watch the evening set in.
While previous albums have better examples of Emily's wonderful writing might, Amy's unfolds quite nicely, and shows some maturing. All in all, not the best IG cd ever, but one you'll be able to enjoy if you give it a chance.
Musically, this album is pretty tame. Some may prefer this side of the Indigo Girls, but I prefer Amy's darker, denser arrangements; songs like Three Hits, Dead Man's Hill, Chicken Man, and the previously mentioned songs from Come On Now Social. These type of songs are lacking on Become You, with the exception of the title track and Starkville.
This album tends to put me to sleep and the last song, Nuevas Senoritas, makes me nod off all together.
This album will elicit a sense of nostalgia in you the first time you play it. I thoroughly enjoyed Shaming and Come on Now, but like returning from a long vacation - it's good to come home again :) A must buy!
Most recent customer reviews
While I can't say this is my favorite Indigo CD....it isn't a waste of money to buy it. Frankly speaking I don't think you can waste your money buying any of their CD"s. Read morePublished on April 20 2006 by C. Preston
The Indigo Girls have made another great album. The mood of this album is a bit more quiet than on most of their earlier albums. No rockers this time. Read morePublished on Feb. 19 2004 by Morten Vindberg
I am an Indigo Girls fan and own several of the albums. I bought this one as soon as it hit the shelves and was not disappointed. Read morePublished on Feb. 18 2004 by JC the Grrreat!
I'm so thrilled with this CD. It is the traditional IG I first fell in love with. I like the rockier stuff too, however, this is the way I like to hear them best. Read morePublished on Feb. 5 2004
I liked this album from the beginning, but it truly gets better every time I listen. I love "She's Saving Me"--it is beautiful. Read morePublished on Dec 4 2003 by F. Mercer
When I first listened to this album I didn't really think it could compare to some of the girls previous works, but after a few weeks of owning it, it absolutley love it! Read morePublished on May 6 2003 by Brian Phillips
I'm in love all over again. I've been an Indigo Girls fan for a long time -- almost as long as they've been around -- and I'd gradually lost interest in all but a few songs on... Read morePublished on April 19 2003 by M. Eliason
This CD is the typical good solid job of writing and performing that fans expect from the Indigo Girls. Read morePublished on March 17 2003 by J. L Roth
All of the Indigo Girls' albums are great, but this one combines the acoustic style of their earlier years with the maturity and complexity their songwriting has grown into with... Read morePublished on Feb. 5 2003