I must say I'm not in the least bit disappointed. This CD hasn't left my stereo, nor has the tape left my car stereo, since I got them. Amy Ray and Emily Saliers continue to branch out and evolve with breathtaking ease and skill. CONS picks up on where "Shaming of the Sun" left off, and improves on it vastly; the expanded instrumentation is more integrated, the musical styles more diverse, the lyrics as in-your-face and thought-provoking and intelligent as ever. Amy handles the infectiously upbeat bluegrass feel of "Gone Again" and "Ozilline" with as much ease as she does the punk-rock drive of "Compromise" and "Go." Emily, as well, proves her versatility, with contributions ranging from the lovely ballad "Soon Be to Nothing" to "Peace Tonight" and its horn-enhanced groove to the surprisingly aggressive rocker "Trouble." "Sister" is Amy at her brooding best, a haunting, visual tune; "Cold Beer and Remote Control" is Emily's lighthearted look at a slice of American society. This isn't the starkly acoustic duo of some ten years ago, but that's okay by me, because artists evolve. And if the Indigo Girls' evolution continues to produce albums as engaging and exciting as "Come On Now Social," I'll be there for the rest of the ride.