Reviews Short Takes: Jun. 15, 1992


Look Who Lightened Up

For those who have found the lyrics of INDIGO GIRLS too overwrought, good news: in their new album, Rites of Passage, they have injected a little humor into their songs. Amy Ray and Emily Saliers provide, as usual, sharp, expressive guitar playing and seamless harmonizing. But in addition, they have turned down the melodrama and fine-tuned their writing. The playful Airplane offers an amusing take on the fear of flying, as a passenger barters with God to land her plane safely. Galileo, with its reincarnation theme, pokes at ^ Shirley MacLaine. And the throaty Ray belts...

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