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Retrospective
Indigo Girls
Retrospective
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
 
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Try to think of an enduring, widely respected, artistically progressive female songwriting duo. Now, try to think of one besides the Indigo Girls. Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have been pounding the folk-rock pavement since t...  more »

      
   

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All Artists: Indigo Girls
Title: Retrospective
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Sony
Original Release Date: 10/3/2000
Release Date: 10/3/2000
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Singer-Songwriters, Adult Alternative, Folk Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 074646160220

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Try to think of an enduring, widely respected, artistically progressive female songwriting duo. Now, try to think of one besides the Indigo Girls. Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have been pounding the folk-rock pavement since the early 1980s, filling the ears of eager listeners with their ethereal harmonies, lush arrangements, and evocative lyrics. Retrospective traces their progression from budding singer-songwriters to stunning musicians, arrangers, activists, and artists. Progressing chronologically, the album allows the listener to appreciate the depth and breadth of the pair's musical growth--from the reedy, passionate plea of "Strange Fire" to the blithe bounce of "Least Complicated" to the dark electricity of "Go." As time passes, more instruments are added, more sensitive political topics are addressed, and more experimental techniques are incorporated. The two new cuts--Ray's uptempo but slightly turbulent "Devotion" and Saliers's heartfelt road ballad "Leaving"--are reminiscent of the Girls' younger days but also reflect their artistic growth through subtle lyrical turns and deft melodic variations. --Sally Weinbach

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Steven Sly | Kalamazoo, MI United States | 05/19/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Retrospective" is a compilation disc from the Indigo Girls that cover their 7 studio albums up through the year 2000. It features 16 tracks with two previously unreleased. The album is a really nice representation of what the Girls are all about and contains some great songs. The tracks are presented in chronological order as the band expands over time with forays into harder rock at times while never abandoning their folk rock roots. The fact that the Indigo Girls career has continued at such a high level with virtually no airplay or publicity is a testament to the talent that they posses. There are lots of great songs here including "Galileo", "Three Hits", "Get Out The Map" "Least Complicated", "Strange Fire", "Closer To Fine" and "Kid Fears". Really every song is good and the two new songs fit right in as well. If you like well done folk rock with great vocal harmonies you can't do much better than the Indigo Girls. This retrospective would serve as a fine introduction to what they do."