The IGs have returned to the relationship-heavy themes of their earlier albums. Gone are the dense, complex arrangements of Scooter Boys, Jonas & Ezikiel, and Gone Again; and gone are the harder-hitting songs like Sister, Compromise, and Go from the previous Come On Now Social. Not that there is anything wrong with the mellower side of the Girls; songs like Ghost, You and Me of 10,000 Wars, Galileo, and Prince of Darkness are masterpieces. I get the feeling, though, that Emily is writing the same song over and over again. I am getting a bit tired of her songs about turbulent relationships.
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.