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Come on Now Social
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
Gentle Birkenstock-shod Lilith Fair fans who casually drop this disc into their CD player may be shocked by the raw power of the opening track, "Go," a punkish, guitar-driven call to action that once and for all blows away... more »
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Gentle Birkenstock-shod Lilith Fair fans who casually drop this disc into their CD player may be shocked by the raw power of the opening track, "Go," a punkish, guitar-driven call to action that once and for all blows away the notion that the Indigos can't rock. Recorded with London ensemble Ghostland (Sinead O'Connor's backing band on her 1998 Lilith dates), Come On Now Social doesn't abandon the Georgia duo's familiar folkish sound, but expands it to include soul ("Peace Tonight"), funked-up mountain music ("Ozilline"), full-on rock ("Compromise"), and blistering Steve Earle-style country ("Faye Tucker"). Guest artists abound, including Sheryl Crow, Luscious Jackson's Kate Schellenbach, Me'Shell Ndegeocello, Joan Osborne, the Band's Rick Danko and Garth Hudson, and Natacha Atlas, but they don't overshadow Emily Saliers and Amy Ray, who are at the top of their game here. --Daniel Durchholz
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Great album, long overdue...
Mark Gatzke | Plant City, FL USA | 12/06/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Indigo Girls had plenty of talent and plenty to say as demonstrated on every album prior to this one. For better or worse it was channeled into a predictable form that left few guessing what the next album would sound like... and then along comes Come On Now Social. Full of new life, the girls kicked out an extraordinary album that outshone all but perhaps their self titled album and Nomads Indians Saints. Its strength is its variety. Amy and Emily explore new musical textures that give their always powerful lyrics a fresh voice. From the surprising, exhilarating crunch of Go to the spooky overtones of Faye Tucker (both by Amy Ray, the more adventurous of the two) Come On Now Social is a bright star, highly recommended to fans and newcomers alike."
This Remains Their Best CD to Date (2006)
Bruce I. Kinley | Los Angeles, CA | 11/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Come On Now Social (CONS) remains the best collection of songs the Indigo Girls have released in 20 years of recording. While their recent releases (through 2006) have been good, they have not captured the spirit and life energy present in CONS. Amy and Emily took a big risk in the production of CONS and it paid-off; clearly the sum is greater than the parts. This is one of the few CDs that I can play from start to finish everytime. Each song is engaging and thought provoking; while melodic and truly interesting. I hear something new everytime I listen, and I've probably listened to it over 2000 times!
It is also interesting to note that this was the last Indigo Girls' CD made before Amy Ray went solo; and thus CONS captures the pinncale diptych, yin and yang of the duo. Since Amy has been able to focus her punk rebelliousness into her solo recordings, her collaborations with Emily are more cultivated, tame and polished (not bad, but notably different). CONS captures the spontaneity and richness of both Amy and Emily with the voluminous sounds and comprehensive lyrics the makes the Indigo Girls original and wonderful."
beach bum | 05/16/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Come on Now Social was a daring departure from previous Indigo Girl efforts. And its amazingly successfull too! There are several tracks which are the traditional folksy-harmony songs that so beautifully team up Emily's and Amy's voices, but some of the songs are highly energetic and blistering rock tracks.
The lyrics are very emotional and powerful, carrying a personal and message that is unabashedly politically charged and always make me pull myself back from just enjoying the music and really think about what the Indigo Girls are saying.
In short--this is a fantastic CD in every way!"