Critics' Choice: Jul. 17, 1989

MUSIC

INDIGO GIRLS: INDIGO GIRLS (Epic). Love's Recovery and Land of Canaan are the winners here, in an album full of saline nouveau folk songs sung by two gifted writer-performers. The Indigos have their roots in the up-front message music of the early '60s and the more abstruse lyrical digressions of the Georgia rock band REM; it's an intriguing combination and one that merits nurturing.

TIN MACHINE: TIN MACHINE (EMI). It's David Bowie, lying low with a new band that he helped create and whose rough edges he hones to a good cutting edge. Lots of fever-blister guitar work and apocalyptic...

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