MUSIC: JONI MITCHELL'S DAUGHTERS

NEW RELEASES BY INDIGO GIRLS AND NEWCOMER LAURA LOVE KEEP THE POP-FOLK TRADITION ALIVE

Folk music is all over the place these days. There's Beck with his hip-hop folk, Ani DiFranco with her punk-folk, and Jewel with her sexy, wet-lipped pop-folk. Relative to that lot, the veteran duo Indigo Girls and newcomer Laura Love sound almost like folk traditionalists.

Indigo Girls have been so good for so long--they were formed in 1983--it's easy to yawn when they come out with yet another solid album. It's sort of like Michael Jordan scoring 30 points: unless he scores 50, is it really news? Still, Indigo Girls' pleasant new album, the Shaming of the Sun (Epic), represents a...

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